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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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Sikhote-Alin meteorite from Vatican Observatory'scollectionOn July 13th, the Earth Science Womens Network is hosting Science-A-Thon, in which participating scientists are chronicling a day in their life on Twitter and Instagram (follow #dayofscience and #scienceathon).Join...
A five -place table of logarithms from my dad's CRC Handbook of Mathematics (why is that set of values circled?) and a circa 1958 Hemmi 257 slide rule designed for chemical calculations.   Wonder why random values of 2.303 are "hidden"...
See note 3 for source.Maggie Koerth-Baker has a great piece up at the 538 blog: "How Big Is A Fart? Somewhere Between A Bottle Of Nail Polish And A Can Of Soda."  It's well researched, digging into the biomedical literature with verve.  And it's great...

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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...
Sikhote-Alin meteorite from Vatican Observatory'scollectionOn July 13th, the Earth Science Womens Network is hosting Science-A-Thon, in which participating scientists are chronicling a day in their life on Twitter and Instagram (follow #dayofscience and #scienceathon).Join...
A five -place table of logarithms from my dad's CRC Handbook of Mathematics (why is that set of values circled?) and a circa 1958 Hemmi 257 slide rule designed for chemical calculations.   Wonder why random values of 2.303 are "hidden"...

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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,...