This Week on CENtral Science: Harlem Shake, Natural gas, and more
Mar22

This Week on CENtral Science: Harlem Shake, Natural gas, and more

Tweet of the Week: My to do list is so massive, it has started to develop its own gravity.— Katherine Haxton (@kjhaxton) March 22, 2013 To the network: Cleantech Chemistry: Natural Gas and Cleantech Newscripts: Celebrating Pi: Don’t Try This at Home and Harlem Shake ft. Tryptophan and Amusing News Aliquots The Haystack: New Targets in Advanced Prostate Cancer The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up The Watchglass: Chemistry Chess and Biochemist Gerty Cori and Vitamin B-12 Synthesis and Lasers on the Upswing and Potential Anticancer...

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This Week on CENtral Science: Papal Chemistry, Neuroscience of Magic, Pi Day, and more
Mar15

This Week on CENtral Science: Papal Chemistry, Neuroscience of Magic, Pi Day, and more

Tweet of the Week: Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, came late to the priesthood after studying chemistry. My question is: What turned him off to chemistry?— Gary Garchar (@ggarchar) March 14, 2013 I've had a blast as CENtral Science overlord. Like other despots before me, I have a hard time letting go of power. So now that Rachel's back, we'll be switching off on these roundup posts each month. To the network: Fine Line: Waldorf Time Again Grand CENtral: Top 10 Shoutouts to Pope Francis and Chemistry – Storify Just Another Electron Pusher: A Troubling Shift in Tradition Newscripts: Alakazam! The Neuroscience of Magic and Amusing News Aliquots and There & Back Again: A Cyclotron’s Tale Terra Sigillata: How Would You Explain pH to First-Graders? and Are Popes and Chemistry Immiscible? The Safety Zone: UK thallium and arsenic poisoning case neither accident nor suicide attempt and Explosives case continued for former UC Davis chemist David Snyder and Friday chemical safety round up *not up as of 4:20PM Eastern, but this link will work when it posts. The Watch Glass: “Inert” Xenon Reacts with Fluorine and Nanotubes' Electronic Properties and Bohemian retorts and Calculate pi with frozen hot dogs and Albert Ghiorso: Element...

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This Week On CENtral Science: Richard’s Lionheart, Physics Proposal, And More
Mar08

This Week On CENtral Science: Richard’s Lionheart, Physics Proposal, And More

Tweet of the Week: @chemjobber @carmendrahl I have a total synthetic man-crush on Baran...— Alan Florjancic (@AlanFlorjancic) March 5, 2013 and a runner-up: @carmendrahl The resveratrol research makes you want to drink a bottle of red wine to cope, which is appropriately meta. 😉— Carrie Arnold (@edbites) March 7, 2013 Thanks again to this week's guest blogger, Fredrik. And thanks to Derek Lowe for mentioning his post! To the network: Artful Science: Daisies, frankincense, mint, and mercury help preserve Richard the Lionheart’s heart Grand CENtral: Guest Post: “Screw anonymous—Maybe? Reclaim synthesis—Definitely!” by Fredrik von Kieseritzky Newscripts: Getting Down On One Knee … With A Physics Paper and Amusing News Aliquots The Safety Zone: Incorporating safety into good research conduct and A safety warning on Togni’s reagents The Watch Glass: Name That Chemist and It's Young K.C. Nicolaou! and Chemistry of Interstellar Space and Technical Information Crisis and Hydrothermal Vent...

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This Week on CENtral Science: Pancreatic Cancer Drug Candidates, Photo Fraud, Toaster Bacon, and more
Mar01

This Week on CENtral Science: Pancreatic Cancer Drug Candidates, Photo Fraud, Toaster Bacon, and more

Tweet of the Week: ready to wake up popeless & sequestered— Barney Grubbs (@barneygrubbs) March 1, 2013 Honorable Mention: anything under the hashtag #sciquester To the network: Artful Science: Photo fraud: eBay to the rescue! Just Another Electron Pusher: I know. Enough with the bad news, already. Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots and Science Is Hard Terra Sigillata: Must-See ACS Webinar: Superbugs and Drug Development and “Suicide Before PhD Defense” The Haystack: New Developments in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer from ASCO GI 2013 – Part 1 and Part 2 The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up The Watchglass: Fast Response and Linus Pauling Day and Durable Peace and Mimicking Photosynthesis and Amino Acid Dreams and Liquid...

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This Week On CENtral Science: Science Visualization Challenge, #Arseniclife Reviews, And More
Feb08

This Week On CENtral Science: Science Visualization Challenge, #Arseniclife Reviews, And More

Tweet of the Week: #RealHardcoreScientists (TM @biochembelle) don't play with their kids; they use emerging methods to train the next generation of scientists— Matthew Hartings (@sciencegeist) February 7, 2013 And a runner-up. Because my late grandmother (and namesake) loved telenovelas. This #ArsenicLife story has officially become a Telenovela. Next week, we unmask the reviewers! Will the evil baron poison the reagents?— Charles Machan (@DrChawz) February 5, 2013 And now, to the network: Grand CENtral: Storify: Reaction to USA Today Investigation Revealing Reviews For Arsenic-Based Life Paper #Arseniclife Just Another Electron Pusher: The "10K BA" — Is it possible in chemistry? Newscripts: 2012 Visualization Challenge Winners Announced and Research Team Steps In It and Amusing News Aliquots Terra Sigillata: Watch Twitter on Saturday for #Chemophobia The Safety Zone: Engineering Safer Syringes and Friday chemical safety round-up (may not be live immediately- if not be sure to bookmark this link for...

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