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So this is what the 100th post looks like. I started this blog so that I could participate in the chemblog culture that flourished back in the early days. I wanted to be anonymous for a number of reasons mostly having to do with my students. Anonymity...
The webartist Gavin Aung Than draws the remarkable illustrated quote website "Zen Pencils" and today's selection was a quote from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield (link and link)(who admittedly has a fawning geek and nerd fanbase that has probably made him...
A normal Friday serving of brilliance from XKCD...

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So this is what the 100th post looks like. I started this blog so that I could participate in the chemblog culture that flourished back in the early days. I wanted to be anonymous for a number of reasons mostly having to do with my students. Anonymity...
It would seem that the concerns on the job market for chemists and the migration of jobs traditionally held by the comfortable technocrats that made up the bulk of the ACS is not discipline specific.Today's SheldonI like Garrison Keillor and I like this response...
Our discipline selects for over-achieving, pessimistic introverts so our natural inclination is to appreciate gallows humour. That is probably why I get such a kick out of this PSA from England that is making a hit on the internet. I decided that I would offer...

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Chemical health and safety news from the past couple of weeks:Says DrugMonkey commented on the EH&S incidents on his campus: It is always the chemists.Liberal Arts Chemist shared an incident from when he was cleaning out a lab as an undergrad: “I...
What induced the look at the "education pays" numbers, was this interesting comment from a English professor at George Mason University begging Garrison Keillor to stop his English major jokes:Another study by the same center paints a similar picture with respect...
Chemical health and safety news from the past few weeks:See Arr Oh commented on Rock Star PPE: “To risk sounding prudish, bare chests and chemicals don’t exactly mix.”The University of California, Berkely, chemistry department is giving out...