Highlights from the International Year of Chemistry
Dec28

Highlights from the International Year of Chemistry

As the International Year of Chemistry comes to an end, it’s worth looking back on some of the amazing contests and events that took place. Many of them have left behind lasting resources that will be useful for decades to come. The Future We Create A group of 30 of the brightest minds in chemistry delivered lectures on problems that future generations will face, such as finding sustainable fuels or feedstocks, and ways that...

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Jeopardy IYC Recap
Jun22

Jeopardy IYC Recap

I don’t think I’ve ever been as tuned into the TV game show Jeopardy as I was last night. It’s usually on in the background while I’m eating dinner. But last night was different. For weeks, I had known that this episode would be featuring questions related to the International Year of Chemistry. I was eager to find out what questions would be asked … or in this case, what clues would be posed. About halfway through the episode, and...

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What is … the International Year of Chemistry?
Jun14

What is … the International Year of Chemistry?

Tune in to Jeopardy! next Monday, June 21, for some chemistry trivia. The episode will feature questions related to the International Year of Chemistry. We have no idea what topics will be featured, so you’ll just have to watch! For local air times, visit http://www.jeopardy.com and click on “when to watch.” Let us know what you think of the contestants’ chemistry...

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IYC Groom’s Cake
Jun06

IYC Groom’s Cake

Analytical chemist George Ruger sent us these photos of an IYC-inspired groom’s cake that he had at his wedding earlier this year: How are you celebrating IYC? Feel free to share your photos with...

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More IYC stamps
May26

More IYC stamps

To celebrate the International Year of Chemistry, countries around the world are issuing commemorative stamps. Newscripts wrote about some of these stamps in the March 14th issue of C&EN. Since then, several more stamps have been issued: Jersey Bosnia and Herzegovina Macedonia Gabon For more information on these stamps and to learn about new stamps being issued, visit the IYC Postage Stamp Central page on the IYC...

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Got Peeps?
May16

Got Peeps?

Have some Peeps leftover from Easter and don’t know what to do with them? Peeps — you know, marshmallow gooeyness shaped like pastel chicks and bunnies? ACS member Kathryn Hughes sent me this adorable photo of an IYC-themed Peep diorama that she; her husband Matthew Clarke, and friend Abigail Miller, created for the Washington Post’s fourth annual Peeps diorama contest. They affectionately named their diorama “International Peep...

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