Chemistry Newsbytes

glass.jpgClarifying the nature of glass. NY Times Does your chicken taste funky? It could be the chlorine. Slate All you ever wanted to know about the science of soot. Houston Chronicle The next electronics toy: an iPod-sized microscope. New Scientist X-ray fluorescence shows that lovely "new car smell" is becoming less toxic. CNet A back-of-the-envelope calculation on what it takes to make a can of Raid explode. Slate Illegal song downloads are so 2001. Now the kids are pirating McMurray's O-Chem text. NY Times