This Week on CENtral Science: Papal Chemistry, Neuroscience of Magic, Pi Day, and more
Tweet of the Week:
Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, came late to the priesthood after studying chemistry. My question is: What turned him off to chemistry?
— Gary Garchar (@ggarchar) March 14, 2013
I’ve had a blast as CENtral Science overlord. Like other despots before me, I have a hard time letting go of power. So now that Rachel’s back, we’ll be switching off on these roundup posts each month.
To the network:
Fine Line: Waldorf Time Again
Grand CENtral: Top 10 Shoutouts to Pope Francis and Chemistry – Storify
Just Another Electron Pusher: A Troubling Shift in Tradition
Newscripts: Alakazam! The Neuroscience of Magic and Amusing News Aliquots and There & Back Again: A Cyclotron’s Tale
Terra Sigillata: How Would You Explain pH to First-Graders? and Are Popes and Chemistry Immiscible?
The Safety Zone: UK thallium and arsenic poisoning case neither accident nor suicide attempt and Explosives case continued for former UC Davis chemist David Snyder and Friday chemical safety round up *not up as of 4:20PM Eastern, but this link will work when it posts.
The Watch Glass: “Inert” Xenon Reacts with Fluorine and Nanotubes’ Electronic Properties and Bohemian retorts and Calculate pi with frozen hot dogs and Albert Ghiorso: Element Builder