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Safe chemistry Peeps

Yes, that would be Peeps as in the marshmallows, and this was too fun not to cross-post: As my colleague Linda Wang wrote today on our International Year of Chemistry blog, three chemists created a lab scene for the Washington Post’s fourth annual Peeps diorama contest. One of the creators, Kathryn Hughes, is a program officer at the National Academy of Sciences and worked on the update to Prudent Practices in the Laboratory, something that may explain why the Peeps are wearing lab coats and safety glasses, a gas cylinder is strapped to a bench, and there’s an eyewash station and fire extinguisher in the lab. Go take a look–and comment if you see any other safe lab features!

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