This Week on CENtral Science: Another Chemical Spill, McKinsey Training, and more
Jan17

This Week on CENtral Science: Another Chemical Spill, McKinsey Training, and more

Tweet of the Week: @rivas_nathan @deborahblum I sometimes use the tagline, "It's all natural: like asbestos, cyanide, and arsenic!" — Shawn Weaver (@coweaver) January 17, 2014 To the Network: Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up and How freight company Saia trains and monitors its drivers and How McKinsey makes training mandatory The Watch Glass: Guiding Black Academics and Selman A. Waksman and Chemical Spill...

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This Week on CENtral Science: Rainbow Flame Test Safety, #Topchem, and more
Jan10

This Week on CENtral Science: Rainbow Flame Test Safety, #Topchem, and more

Tweet of the Week: Tip o’ the hat to friend of CENtral Science Biochembelle for pointing this one out: life is like emotional Jenga. — Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan) January 8, 2014 To the Network: Grand CENtral: “Top Chemistry Moments of 2013″ Google Hangout #topchem 1/9 3PM Eastern The Safety Zone: Performing the ‘rainbow’ flame test demo safely Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots The Watch Glass: Chemical Lab Safety and the Impact of OSHA and Surviving Stress and...

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“Top Chemistry Moments of 2013” Google Hangout #topchem 1/9 3PM Eastern
Jan06

“Top Chemistry Moments of 2013” Google Hangout #topchem 1/9 3PM Eastern

UPDATE 1/10/14: View the archived webcast here: Everyone loves a good year-end roundup. Chemists are no exception. But condensing a year’s worth of discoveries into a neat little “top 10” package is bound to stir up some discussion. What goes on the list? Who got left out? We hope you readers will help hash out these questions at C&EN’s second Google Hangout, “Top Chemistry Moments of 2013“. It’s on Thursday, January 9, at 3PM Eastern US time. For those new to Google Hangouts, they are video chats broadcast live on the web. You can watch from Google Plus or YouTube. After the chat is finished it is archived on YouTube for anyone to view. Join the Hangout here. Carmen Drahl and Lauren Wolf will speak with Laura Howes and Ashutosh Jogalekar about the people and the research that made chemistry news in 2013, and talk about what to watch in 2014. Follow the conversation, and ask questions to the speakers on Twitter using the hashtag #topchem. Laura Howes is Editor of Science in School, the European journal for science teachers that highlights cutting-edge research and teaching. She is a former science correspondent for Chemistry World magazine. Follow her on Twitter at @L_Howes. Ash Jogalekar does molecular modeling at Ensemble Therapeutics, a biotech startup in Cambridge, MA focused on using the specific base-pairing properties of DNA to synthesize novel macrocycle drugs. Ash has been blogging at “The Curious Wavefunction” for about eight years and at Scientific American Blogs since 2012. His main interests are in the history of chemistry, in understanding the relationship between chemical models and reality, and in studying chemistry as a tool-driven rather than an idea-driven revolution. Follow him on Twitter @curiouswavefn. Lauren Wolf is an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News. Follow her on Twitter @laurenkwolf. Carmen Drahl is a senior editor at Chemical & Engineering News. Follow her on Twitter...

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This Week on CENtral Science: Smaug, Top Videos, and More
Jan03

This Week on CENtral Science: Smaug, Top Videos, and More

Tweet of the Week: I sure hope that ticket to the AAAS Meeting is refundable… @biochembelle @goodbyeshoe we're actually supervillains. We're luring the best & brightest scientists to our ice lair to do our bidding. — AAAS_Meetings (@AAASMeetings) January 2, 2014 To the Network: Cleantech Chemistry: Taking out the Trash Newscripts: Vitamin D, Divider Of Good And Evil? We Don’t Think So and Amusing News Aliquots and Top 10 Chemistry Videos Of 2013 and Merry Christmas From Newscripts! and Virtual Science-y Fireplaces The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up The Watch Glass: Why I Became a Chemist and Giant Ice Caves a Proxy for Martian Caves That Could Hold Life and Chemistry Christmas Cards and The Chemistry of Christmas and Nano-snowman and Toys-Growing Outlet for...

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This Week on CENtral Science: Holiday Gift Guide, Crystal Plant Accident, and More
Nov27

This Week on CENtral Science: Holiday Gift Guide, Crystal Plant Accident, and More

Tweet of the Week: Chemjobber tweeted this, but credit has to go to Derek Lowe for writing it. I bow down before his superior writing skills. Who else could pull off a reference to camp horror movies in a post about 23AndMe and FDA? .@dereklowe: "…like Christopher Lee in a Hammer vampire film being hosed down with a face full of holy water." http://t.co/Xg2tpgG1QJ — Chemjobber (@Chemjobber) November 27, 2013 Happy Turkey Day, chem-keteers. And remember, tryptophan doesn’t make you sleepy on Thanksgiving. Overeating does. To the Network: Cleantech Chemistry: M&G Paves the Way for Coke’s PlantBottle in China Newscripts: 2013 Holiday Gift Guide and Amusing News Aliquots and In Print: Sriracha Sensation, Deceptive Dishware The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up and Crystal plant accident caused by stress corrosion cracking The Watch Glass: The Cranberry Sensation and A tiny atomic generator and Remembering JFK and JFK, a death in the family and Science in the Romantic Age and RIP, Frederick Sanger and Goodyear Spectrometer and It’s elemental: Chlorine and Antenna and Protection for police...

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