So last night I was chatting to an old friend from college who I have not seen for 10 years, and has just moved to Manchester. Not that that was not great in its own right, but more exciting is that she is now a BBC science journalist and just so happened to invite me to chat about chemistry on a science show on BBC Radio Manchester. Me on the radio. Brilliant. I think I might slow down my speech a little, and really try and get the Northern drawl across that has carried Prof. Brian Cox so far.
I have a major problem though, the journalist (@sarahcruddas) is a chemistry sceptic. Sarah’s background is in physics; she has a degree in physics and astrophysics, and is a self taught astronomer. She is just not convinced that chemistry is as exciting as physics, nor is she convinced that pitching a chemistry programme to the BBC would be met with anything but a resounding no!
So this is where I need your help, I would really like to show Sarah and all the listeners that chemistry is exciting and relevant to everybody, and that science is not just about planets, stars, plants and animals (take note BBC). To this end, I want to know why you love chemistry, and also your favourite chemistry articles/stories that really highlight the importance of chemistry in our society. Stories can be current, about the future, or historical in nature.
Just tell me why chemistry is so exciting for you!
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