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Samhain or Halloween in your lab?

Samhain or Halloween in your lab?

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…me known as All Hallows Eve, later becoming Halloween. How do we celebrate Halloween now? Over the years Halloween has evolved into a day of fun-filled events mostly centred around entertaining our children, but us “big kids” like to get involved too! Trick or treating, carving pumpkin lanterns, donning costumes and generally filling our faces with themed foods… all great stuff – but whether you’re celebrating Samhain or Halloween, what do you do… Continue reading

Wicked Halloween chemistry

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…in spiced latte drinks in the coffee shops have only a minimal amount to do with the actual vegetable and a lot more to do with the spices added; I particularly enjoy that cinnamon is actually cinnamaldehyde which sounds like something definitely appropriate for Halloween to me! We hope that you’ve enjoyed our wicked Halloween chemistry review and wish all of our customers and friends a happy and safe Halloween! If you’d like to contact us at any… Continue reading

Halloween chemistry & chemists who spook!

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…Plenty of STEM activities If you’d like to, you can look back through our Halloween chemistry posts by clicking HERE where you’ll find loads of Halloween STEM activities to try out. We wanted to share what YOU’VE been doing though so we went looking for Halloween Chemistry & Chemists That Spook and you didn’t disappoint! Spooktacular chemistry you’ve been posting These are just a handful of the posts we’ve seen… If you’re getting into a spooktacu… Continue reading

Asynt chemistry halloween blog

Halloween chemistry for all the family

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…o just see a sad face than an actual trick! According to www.history.com “…Halloween is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known… Continue reading

Edible ectoplasm slime for Halloween!

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…the budding chemists amongst us, and if making edible ectoplasm slime for Halloween is what it takes? Fine! We found this really simple recipe at the About Chemistry website that we couldn’t resist sharing. Hopefully it will add to the spooky aura at your Halloween celebrations! Ectoplasm slime materials: You only need two ingredients to make basic slime, though you can add colouring to make the slime and combination of colours that you like or t… Continue reading

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Chemically-induced Halloween

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…ved. Yes, to usher in November, we go crazy for pumpkins in celebration of Halloween. However, the carving isn’t the only use for this fruit during this festivity; pumpkin-spicing can be added to many foods to enhance the flavour and give it that warm wintery taste. However, pumpkin is not usually the intended flavour constituent. Pumpkins contain volatile species, but they’re not actually of a tangy or sugary nature, which usually appeals to thos… Continue reading

Asynt newsletter October Halloween 2017

See our Halloween newsletter

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…Our latest newsletter is now online for you to view here: http://mailchi.mp/asynt/wicked-halloween-chemistry If you have any interesting projects you’d like to talk to us about then please don’t hesitate to get in touch – you could be in the next newsletter!… Continue reading

Asynt October 2022 chemistry newsletter

Asynt October 2022 Chemistry Newsletter

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…told us you’re particularly interested in but we’ve finished up with some Halloween fun! Please don’t forget that we’re always interested in hearing from you if you feel that there’s something you’d like to see included in our newsletter. Do you receive your own copy direct to your inbox? If not, read on and find out how easy it is to have the latest chemistry news delivered each month. If you’d like to speak with us about an idea for a feature w… Continue reading

Spooktacular Chemistry!

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Ghosts and ghouls beware, we’ve dug up the best in Halloween chemistry from our favourite social media feeds! Follow us on Twitter, gaze adoringly at our posts on Instagram, find us on Facebook or go more in depth and technical on LinkedIn – we’re in all your favourite news feeds! https://twitter.com/pchemstud/status/1187013279266164739 https://twitter.com/compoundchem/status/1188903475712794627 https://twitter.com/JustinGood/status/1057579073604… Continue reading

The Asynt school of witchcraft & wizardry!

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So Halloween is almost upon us and the fancy dress costumes are appearing in the shops – and in the Asynt office! It looks like we’ll have at least two gorgeous witches on duty on the night – and possibly one vampire! With the new J.K.Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series) movie, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”, is due out soon and it feels like I’m going to be surrounded by witches and wizards! Quite a few of the Asynt team ar… Continue reading