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Incandescent lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning with a flame due to the presence of oxygen

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Looks cool, especially when the bulb is not connected to any source of electricity!
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Romantic elements: the many and varied roles of the rare earths 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26687605
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Alessandro Volta revealed the first electric battery ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1800 to Joseph Banks, president of The Royal Society 
http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/collections/chemistry-calendar/march-20#otdic_content

Find out more about Volta's pile in this Chemistry World's Classic Kit http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Issues/2011/June/VoltasPiles.asp
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English chemist William Perkin was born on this day in 1838.
He discovered mauveine dye by accident when working with coal tar and patented his synthetic process when he was just 18.

To find out more explore our chemistry calendar
http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/collections/chemistry-calendar
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TODAY - +Sense About Science Q&A about plastic packaging with experts from the British Plastics Federation and independent toxicologists 
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British chemist Joseph Priestley was born #onthisday in 1733 
He discovered oxygen, laughing gas, was the first to carbonate water and a pioneer of research into electricity!
http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/collections/chemistry-calendar/march-24#otdic_content

Want to know about Priestley? 
Watch the video of the lecture by Professor Hasok Chang about this great chemist, champion of Enlightenment in science and education
Joseph Priestley
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Congratulation Lesley!
Today our president collected the prestigious honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) from HRH Prince Charles, at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace
http://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/News/PressReleases/2014/Lesley-Yellowlees-CBE.asp 
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Dear Prof Lesley Yellowlees,
Hearty Congratulations on the prestigious award of CBE received at the hands of HRH Prince Charles. You richly deserve the honour in recognition of your distinguished services to Chemistry and Chemistry Education and for your inspiring leadership of the Royal Society of Chemistry.May greater accolades come your way in the coming years,Madam.
With best wishes and regards
Prof Dr D V Prabhu ,Adjunct Professor Department of Chemistry Wilson College (University of Mumbai) Mumbai India
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Photos from the Royal Society of Chemistry's Open Science Showcase on the 26th of February
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