This Week on CENtral Science: Another Chemical Spill, McKinsey Training, and more

Tweet of the Week: @rivas_nathan @deborahblum I sometimes use the tagline, "It's all natural: like asbestos, cyanide, and arsenic!"— Shawn Weaver (@coweaver) January 17, 2014 To the Network: Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up and How freight company Saia trains and monitors its drivers and How McKinsey makes training mandatory The Watch Glass: Guiding Black Academics and Selman A. Waksman and Chemical Spill...

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This Week on CENtral Science: Rainbow Flame Test Safety, #Topchem, and more

Tweet of the Week: Tip o' the hat to friend of CENtral Science Biochembelle for pointing this one out: life is like emotional Jenga.— Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan) January 8, 2014 To the Network: Grand CENtral: “Top Chemistry Moments of 2013″ Google Hangout #topchem 1/9 3PM Eastern The Safety Zone: Performing the ‘rainbow’ flame test demo safely Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots The Watch Glass: Chemical Lab Safety and the Impact of OSHA and Surviving Stress and...

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This Week on CENtral Science: Smaug, Top Videos, and More

Tweet of the Week: I sure hope that ticket to the AAAS Meeting is refundable... @biochembelle @goodbyeshoe we're actually supervillains. We're luring the best & brightest scientists to our ice lair to do our bidding.— AAAS_Meetings (@AAASMeetings) January 2, 2014 To the Network: Cleantech Chemistry: Taking out the Trash Newscripts: Vitamin D, Divider Of Good And Evil? We Don’t Think So and Amusing News Aliquots and Top 10 Chemistry Videos Of 2013 and Merry Christmas From Newscripts! and Virtual Science-y Fireplaces The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up The Watch Glass: Why I Became a Chemist and Giant Ice Caves a Proxy for Martian Caves That Could Hold Life and Chemistry Christmas Cards and The Chemistry of Christmas and Nano-snowman and Toys-Growing Outlet for...

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This Week on CENtral Science: Holiday Gift Guide, Crystal Plant Accident, and More

Tweet of the Week: Chemjobber tweeted this, but credit has to go to Derek Lowe for writing it. I bow down before his superior writing skills. Who else could pull off a reference to camp horror movies in a post about 23AndMe and FDA? .@dereklowe: "...like Christopher Lee in a Hammer vampire film being hosed down with a face full of holy water." http://t.co/Xg2tpgG1QJ— Chemjobber (@Chemjobber) November 27, 2013 Happy Turkey Day, chem-keteers. And remember, tryptophan doesn't make you sleepy on Thanksgiving. Overeating does. To the Network: Cleantech Chemistry: M&G Paves the Way for Coke’s PlantBottle in China Newscripts: 2013 Holiday Gift Guide and Amusing News Aliquots and In Print: Sriracha Sensation, Deceptive Dishware The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up and Crystal plant accident caused by stress corrosion cracking The Watch Glass: The Cranberry Sensation and A tiny atomic generator and Remembering JFK and JFK, a death in the family and Science in the Romantic Age and RIP, Frederick Sanger and Goodyear Spectrometer and It's elemental: Chlorine and Antenna and Protection for police...

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This Week on CENtral Science: “Bright Orange” Chemical, Pyrolysis for Biofuels, and More

Tweet of the Week: "Do you use (new fancy technique)?" "No, we use postdocs." #SfN13— Annie Liu (@annieliu90) November 12, 2013 It's a two-week post this time around. Thanks for bearing with me while I was away! To the Network: Cleantech Chemistry: Little Green Feedstocks and New Probe Aids Enzyme Mixology for Biofuels and Pyrolysis: the third way to biofuels Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots and In Print: Racing Cells, Baby Dinos and Amusing News Aliquots The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up and What’s that ‘bright orange’ chemical? The Watch Glass: Gilbert N. Lewis and Global Warming 1995 and Psychoactive Drugs and Plastics Recycling and Helping the Returning Veteran and Happy Birthday, Marie Curie! and The Plastic Car and Radioactive Waste Disposal Methods Under Study and Japanese Nuclear Power and The Phantom Patient and Cobalt: It's...

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This Week on CENtral Science: The Big Bang Theory, Free #chemsafety journals, and more

Tweet of the Week: Very impressive carved "cell" pumpkin w/organelles - looks like a cyclops from a distance 🙂 pic.twitter.com/HkgUcCdRgb— D. Jamison-McClung (@yggdrasil13751) October 30, 2013 This week's roundup was written on Oct. 31, hence the Halloween mood. I'm away today and all of next week, back in the saddle on Nov. 11th. Overlord out. To the network: Newscripts: Turning A Hollywood Set Into A Laboratory and Amusing News Aliquots The Safety Zone: Free chemical health and safety journal articles The Watch Glass: Nanopumpkins and Silly String and Pumpkins removing PCB's and Cell Skeleton...

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