Chemistry Newsbytes

microwave.jpgRetooling the microwave to kill shipboard pests. NY Times Undertakers take a page from the Sopranos: the environmental impact of alkaline hydrolysis vs. traditional cremation. Slate Peel-and-stick solar panels. We're holding out for scratch-and-sniff. Wired Radiocarbon dating seaweed proves age of Chilean village. LA Times Washington-based "intelligent design" lab releases a bunch of papers "proving" its theories. Short Sharp Science Stephen Hawking opens African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cape Town, South Africa. SABC News New CFC-free inhalers: easier on the environment, harder on the wallet. NY Times