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About Newscripts

“Newscripts” is the companion blog to the like-named weekly C&EN column. Here you’ll find even more quirky news nuggets plus videos, polls, and photo galleries. This blog is hosted by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber with contributions from the C&EN staff. Feedback is always welcome either here or at newscripts@acs.org.

Bethany Halford writes for C&EN. After sniffing enough organic solvents to destroy her sense of smell, she traded in her labcoat for a laptop. Now, when she’s not reporting on the latest advances in chemistry, she’s on the hunt for stories that favor the chemical over the nonchemical, the scientific over the nonscientific, the grotesque over the normal.


Jeff Huber is an editor at C&EN. He enjoys finding peculiar news stories that make him laugh and/or tilt his head in a thoughtful manner. This hobby has served him well as a contributor to the Newscripts blog.

 j_huber@acs.org j_huber@acs.org


  • Apr 18th 201223:04
    by Barry Cole

    You have a very good pull of talent, at “Newscripts”. Keep it up guys!


  • Jun 7th 201218:06
    by Sseymour Meyerson

    The June 4 column contains an error that is, unfortunately, all too common, but the Newscripts team should know better. About 3/4 of the way down in the first column, you speak of “cold temperatures.” Temperatures may be high or low, but they are not hot or cold.

  • Jun 14th 201211:06
    by Lauren Wolf

    Hi Seymour,

    Thanks for reading Newscripts so closely! We will double our efforts to catch these types of mistakes. In the meantime, if you’ve got any ideas for Newscripts columns or blog posts in the future, please send them along.

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