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NIH Director Francis Collins has been saying that if only the agency's budget hadn't been cut, that we would already have an Ebola vaccine. He tried this line out during recent Congressional testimony, and apparently liked it enough that he......
Well, I've been busy sciencing away all morning, and we're having the kind of weather outside that makes a person want to stay indoors and do chemistry: rainy, chilly, and windy. You wonder why more big chemical discoveries don't come......
Very few readers of this site are likely to have a good opinion of Dr. Oz (I certainly don't). And very few readers will be surprised to hear that one of his highly-touted miracle weight loss regiments - green coffee......

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After reading this piece on Chembark, I find that I have to help defend the whole chem-blogging enterprise. The latest Analytical Chemistry has an editorial from Royce Murray, on the subject. Unfortunately, it sounds like something written several years ago.......
As we approach October, Nobel Speculation Season is upon us again. And Ash is right at Curious Wavefunction - making the predictions gets easier every year, because you get to keep the lists you had from before, with maybe a......
I've had an interesting e-mail from a reader who wants to be signed as "Mrs. McGreevy", and it's comprehensive enough that I'm going to reproduce it in full below. As everyone but the editorial board of C&E; News has noticed,......

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Honestly, I don't have anything intelligent to add to this conversation. Derek Lowe has a nice post on it. Here's the official C&EN story, with a picture of the instrument in the living room where it was built.Until next year! ...
...and the carolers are already out. Thomson Reuters already have their 2014 Nobel Prize prediction list, and past tradition obliges me to respond. C&EN is also having a nice panel discussion on the prize at 3:30 PM EDT on September 29th, so if you...
The vast K-25 gaseous diffusion plant at Oak Ridge - anengineering endeavor (Image: Nuclear Secrecy Blog)Every once in a while you will find someone comparing a major scientific or technological challenge to the Manhattan Project - among such comparisons would...