Simon Cotton

Dr. Simon Cotton has written seven books on molecular chemistry, three as sole author. He has also published extensively in the chemistry of the d- and f-block metals. He taught for some 30 years in state and independent secondary schools and has been closely involved in promoting chemistry, whether visiting feeder schools with activities such as Magic Shows, or with extension by lectures and writing.

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Usain Bolt has lost an Olympic gold medal thanks to a team-mate on methylhexanamine – here’s what it is

Last summer, the world shared in Usain Bolt’s infectious enthusiasm as he achieved a remarkable ‘triple treble’ of Olympic golds in the same three sprint events. So news that he will lose one of them was a sudden drenching in cold water. Bolt himself is not at all to blame, which...

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