Can You Compete With A Chemistry Olympian?
Jul24

Can You Compete With A Chemistry Olympian?

A lot of the world may be gearing up for the Summer Olympics in London. But this week in Maryland (just a relatively hop, skip, and jump away from C&EN headquarters) high school students from 72 nations are competing in the extremely challenging International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). The students have been preparing for months for the event by studying a book of preparatory problems. See how challenging the questions are for...

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A Sneak Peek Of C&EN’s Next Issue
Apr01

A Sneak Peek Of C&EN’s Next Issue

Because who doesn’t enjoy a rousing round of Where’s Beaker on an April 1st that falls on a post-national meeting Friday?

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Cocktails, Dinner, and Chemistry

Posted on behalf of senior correspondent Marc Reisch. Leading in to the U.S. kickoff of the International Year of Chemistry last night, about 175 chemical industry movers and shakers gathered at the Philadelphia headquarters of the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF). At his remarks just before dinner, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris got it right when he noted that lauding the benefits of chemistry to an audience including leaders in...

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Reel Science Reviews Tron: Legacy
Dec17

Reel Science Reviews Tron: Legacy

This review is by guest contributor Jovana J. Grbić, Ph.D., the creative director of ScriptPhD.com, which covers science in entertainment and media, and who tweets as @ScriptPhD. It has been 28 years since the release of the groundbreaking science-fiction adventure “Tron,” the story of Kevin Flynn (Bridges), a video-game programmer who gets sucked into the virtual grid of the very game he created, only to disappear...

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2010 Holiday Gift Guide

Behold, for the 2010 CENtral Science Holiday Gift Guide for the chemist in your life has arrived. Granted, we’re a touch late for Chanukah this year (unless you’re a last-minute shopper), but take advantage of that 8-day grace period, folks. We’ve got some good stuff here. And feel free to leave other suggestions in the comments or check out last year’s gift guide. Science literature means more than journal...

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