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All that glisters is not gold: Quality of Public Domain Chemistry Databases

Shakespeare wrote "All that glisters is not gold" and how right he was. Whether it’s the before and after shots of models who have lost an incredible 10 pounds in just two days on a particular pill, or the couch potato who showed a six pack of abs in just 2 weeks after drinking some particular concoction, the truth is most of us know we are being manipulated by marketers in these cases...

August 2, 2011 — Antony Williams

Want to Conserve Bats? There's an App for That

Many smartphone applications are designed more for fun than substance (Angry Birds, anyone?), but a new app from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Bat Conservation Trust offers individuals and communities a chance to get involved in citizen science in a very real way and to help conserve bat populations in the process.The app is called iBats, named after the Indicator Bats Program, which got its start in Transylvania in 2006...

July 19, 2011 — John Platt
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