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Not quite 20 years ago, I was between graduate programs. I had earned my Ph.D in chemistry and filed my applications to seven Ph.D. programs in philosophy.
This being Hallowe’en, I felt like I should serve you something scary. But what? Verily, we’ve talked about some scary things here: Dangers to life and limb in academic chemistry labs, and the suggestion that lab safety is too expensive...
I was a mere toddler in the early 1980s when they announced the “golden age of computational drug design”. Now I may have been a toddler, but I often hear stories about the impending golden age from misty-eyed veterans in the field...
What is food? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary entry says “Something that nourishes, sustains, or supplies.” How beautiful. That statement captures much of the emotion and feeling surrounding food, yet it’s only part of the full definition...
Parts of this supposed vast emptiness smell like rotten eggs or gunpowder.
Feel that chill in the air? Must be Fall, and with the change in seasons comes the latest food craze: pumpkin spice. Now, I’m hardly the first person to notice this.
Preparar el arroz en una cafetera puede reducir a la mitad los niveles de esta sustancia natural, pero tóxica.
When you hear about a new finding regarding a risky chemical, consider these often unreported factors
Light triggers chemical reactions that make beer taste like skunk spray and onions.
Last year, my New Year’s Resolution was to try for a child with my husband. As I’m currently typing while trying to entertain a three month old baby I think I can safely claim that as one of the most successful New Year’s Resolutions I’ve ever made...
Human therapeutic antibodies often break down. Now chemists have grafted on more rugged features, taken from sharks
In 1989, I was working as an at editor at IEEE Spectrum when I was assigned to write a feature on Bhopal. The thirtieth anniversary of that industrial disaster that killed thousands is tonight...
Lab-made molecule can transform components of natural gas
Carbon dioxide cuts have already begun ahead of the Clean Power Plan
Increasing atmospheric carbon from burned fossil fuels will make historic dating more difficult
Forests in Eurasia are not sucking as much CO2 out of the sky as they used to
The seventh row of the periodic table is now complete
After 10,000 gallons of coal-washing chemicals leaked into the Charleston-area’s water supply, many residents still do not trust that the water is safe enough to use, despite the lifting of a “Do Not Use” order...
3-D printed gel contains bacteria that produce compounds for medicine or pollution cleanup