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The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Chemistry Chemistry is not a world unto itself. It is woven firmly into the fabric of the rest of the world, and various fields, from literature to archeology, thread their way through the chemist's text.

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Only five books? And the five best books? Last month I did an interview via email with Caspar Henderson (who wrote a marvelous bestiary for the new century: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings) on the best five books I would put on a reading list titled...
My ungrounded feet in rubber boots.This week the Washington Post has an article headlined "Could walking barefoot on grass improve your health? Some science suggests it can."  The link itself is subtitled: The science behind grounding.The article gets...
This post originally appeared at the UNESCO Internations Year of Light's blog.Interior of an antique spectroscope.If youve seen the flash of yellow-orange flames when a pot boils over on a gas stove, youve gotten a glimpse of the ghost of an atom.  The...

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Today's Google doodle honors the 200th birthday of Robert Bunsen, the inventor (or not?)of the eponymous burner. The doodle is great, click on it and it bubbles and whirs."It is known that several substances have the property of producing certain bright lines...
Only five books? And the five best books? Last month I did an interview via email with Caspar Henderson (who wrote a marvelous bestiary for the new century: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings) on the best five books I would put on a reading list titled...
My ungrounded feet in rubber boots.This week the Washington Post has an article headlined "Could walking barefoot on grass improve your health? Some science suggests it can."  The link itself is subtitled: The science behind grounding.The article gets...

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[As mentioned in this post, we're posting the monthly blogroll column here on the Sceptical Chymist. This is a slightly longer version of June's article]Embracing rational irrationality and a 200th birthday celebration.When we hear 'chemicals' we think death,...