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Probably Manchester's best student-run science-themed radio show and podcast! Every episode is themed around a particular chemical element.Presenters Fergus, Carys and Joe chat about what makes each element interesting and what it is used for, as well as playing science games and interviewing real-life scientists about their research. Think science and fun repel like particles with the same electric charge? Think again!

Latest Episodes

Episode #9 - Mercury

Joe and Fergus chat about all things mercury and find that there's much more to it than just thermometers! It's been used since ancient times - some thought it was the key to eternal life, despite its poisonous nature. Find out more in this week's episode.

33 minJAN 17
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Episode #9 - Mercury

Episode #8 - Uranium

In this episode we welcome Colby to talk about nuclear power. Could it be the solution to the climate emergency? We also discuss a darker side of uranium - nuclear weapons - and play Science Fact or Science Fiction and Secret Scientist.

34 minJAN 17
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Episode #8 - Uranium

Episode #7 - Fluorine & Chlorine

We've got a double whammy for you this week! Fluorine and Chlorine are elemental cousins. They're both halogens, highly reactive elements that sit in the penultimate column of the periodic table. In this episode, we talk about why fluorine is added to water and chlorine's deadly use as a chemical weapon. Plus the usual games or Science Fact or Science Fiction and Secret Scientist!

33 min2019 DEC 3
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Episode #7 - Fluorine & Chlorine

Episode #6 - Carbon

Carbon, element number 6, is the basis of all known lifeforms. The carbon cycle is a process which shows how carbon is reused and recycled throughout the Earth's ecosystem. But humans are messing with the system - we're releasing extra carbon dioxide into the system through burning foosil fuels, and chopping down forests which absorb CO2. Our presenters chat about why this is a problem and what needs to be done to fix it. We also interview the amazing Alice, who has previously worked in zoos on conservation related public engagement.

34 min2019 NOV 26
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Episode #6 - Carbon

Episode #5 - Arsenic

It's been called the king of poisons and poison of kings, but did you know that arsenic is used in car batteries and semiconductors? Or that it is an essential dietary requirement for hamsters? This week Carys and Joe are joined by guest host Elizabeth to chat about the toxic element. They also play the usual games: "Science Fact or Science Fiction?" and "Secret Scientist".

28 min2019 NOV 17
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Episode #5 - Arsenic

Episode #4 - Iron

Fergus, Carys and and guest host William discuss iron. Iron has been used to make tools for thousands of years, but it also is vitally important for transporting oxygen around your body. "In The News" also makes a return appearance and, as always, there's a game of "Science Fact or Science Fiction?"

25 min2019 NOV 5
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Episode #4 - Iron

Episode #3 - Nitrogen

This week our hosts are joined by guests Samuel and Becky to talk all things Nitrogen. We hear about how nitrogen seems to turn up everywhere - from pharmaceuticals, to explosives, to DNA!

30 min2019 OCT 29
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Episode #3 - Nitrogen

Episode #2 - Oxygen

This week Fergus, Carys and Joe discuss oxygen, the third most abundant element in the universe by mass. Listen to find out about oxygen bars, fire and the ozone layer! Plus a look at science "In The News", the return of "Science Fact or Science Fiction?" and a new game called "Secret Scientist".

28 min2019 OCT 23
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Episode #2 - Oxygen

Episode #1 - Hydrogen

For the first ever episode of Elementary, we look at the number one element. No, literally, hydrogen is number one on the periodic table... The simplest element there is, hydrogen is also the most abundant. In this episode we meet our presenters for the first time, as well as discovering hydrogen's possible use as a clean fuel, how it powers the Sun, and how it has a darker side. There's also the first game of "Science Fact or Science Fiction?" This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

30 min2019 OCT 16
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Episode #1 - Hydrogen
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Latest Episodes

Episode #9 - Mercury

Joe and Fergus chat about all things mercury and find that there's much more to it than just thermometers! It's been used since ancient times - some thought it was the key to eternal life, despite its poisonous nature. Find out more in this week's episode.

33 minJAN 17
Comments
Episode #9 - Mercury

Episode #8 - Uranium

In this episode we welcome Colby to talk about nuclear power. Could it be the solution to the climate emergency? We also discuss a darker side of uranium - nuclear weapons - and play Science Fact or Science Fiction and Secret Scientist.

34 minJAN 17
Comments
Episode #8 - Uranium

Episode #7 - Fluorine & Chlorine

We've got a double whammy for you this week! Fluorine and Chlorine are elemental cousins. They're both halogens, highly reactive elements that sit in the penultimate column of the periodic table. In this episode, we talk about why fluorine is added to water and chlorine's deadly use as a chemical weapon. Plus the usual games or Science Fact or Science Fiction and Secret Scientist!

33 min2019 DEC 3
Comments
Episode #7 - Fluorine & Chlorine

Episode #6 - Carbon

Carbon, element number 6, is the basis of all known lifeforms. The carbon cycle is a process which shows how carbon is reused and recycled throughout the Earth's ecosystem. But humans are messing with the system - we're releasing extra carbon dioxide into the system through burning foosil fuels, and chopping down forests which absorb CO2. Our presenters chat about why this is a problem and what needs to be done to fix it. We also interview the amazing Alice, who has previously worked in zoos on conservation related public engagement.

34 min2019 NOV 26
Comments
Episode #6 - Carbon

Episode #5 - Arsenic

It's been called the king of poisons and poison of kings, but did you know that arsenic is used in car batteries and semiconductors? Or that it is an essential dietary requirement for hamsters? This week Carys and Joe are joined by guest host Elizabeth to chat about the toxic element. They also play the usual games: "Science Fact or Science Fiction?" and "Secret Scientist".

28 min2019 NOV 17
Comments
Episode #5 - Arsenic

Episode #4 - Iron

Fergus, Carys and and guest host William discuss iron. Iron has been used to make tools for thousands of years, but it also is vitally important for transporting oxygen around your body. "In The News" also makes a return appearance and, as always, there's a game of "Science Fact or Science Fiction?"

25 min2019 NOV 5
Comments
Episode #4 - Iron

Episode #3 - Nitrogen

This week our hosts are joined by guests Samuel and Becky to talk all things Nitrogen. We hear about how nitrogen seems to turn up everywhere - from pharmaceuticals, to explosives, to DNA!

30 min2019 OCT 29
Comments
Episode #3 - Nitrogen

Episode #2 - Oxygen

This week Fergus, Carys and Joe discuss oxygen, the third most abundant element in the universe by mass. Listen to find out about oxygen bars, fire and the ozone layer! Plus a look at science "In The News", the return of "Science Fact or Science Fiction?" and a new game called "Secret Scientist".

28 min2019 OCT 23
Comments
Episode #2 - Oxygen

Episode #1 - Hydrogen

For the first ever episode of Elementary, we look at the number one element. No, literally, hydrogen is number one on the periodic table... The simplest element there is, hydrogen is also the most abundant. In this episode we meet our presenters for the first time, as well as discovering hydrogen's possible use as a clean fuel, how it powers the Sun, and how it has a darker side. There's also the first game of "Science Fact or Science Fiction?" This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

30 min2019 OCT 16
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Episode #1 - Hydrogen
the END
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