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Poor old chemistry-blog, its being going since 2006, but its been a bit neglected of late. So as it approaches it’s teenage years, (13 in May!) we felt it could do with a new lease of life.So we’re blowing the dust off the old thing and inviting...
Ninsei, courtesy of Vincenzo Natali via twitter.I recently purchased a new hard copy of William Gibson’s first novel (and sci-fi classic), Neuromancer. I make no secrets about this book being my favourite of all time, and I’ve even got an ongoing...
Tweet Follow @mark_lorch There has been a spot of role reversal in my house of late. I’ve been at the Minecraft again and my kids are complaining. A while backMicrosoft asked me and Joel Mills to work on the latest update of their amazingly popular game....

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WATCH LIVE! Several local tv outlets will be live streaming (did stream) the controlled burn at 9am pacific time (noon eastern) 11am pacific (2pm eastern). I’ll be teaching class at that time, so someone let me know if it’s uneventful or, er, eventful.NBCCBSABCFOX—On...
Last week I , and severalothers, wrote about theextraordinaryand unfounded conclusions published in a JACS perspective, that dinosaurs may have evolved intointelligentlife elsewhere in theuniverse.Well it gets worse, because as Stuart Cantrill (editor of Nature...
Update: CAS Number added to outputUpdate 2: DESKTOP GADGETS are here! See awesome update below!If you’re like me, you don’t remember chemicals’ physical properties off the top of your head. You’re ready to run a reaction, and it’s...

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A list of small, useful things (links):The latest from Stellen fr ChemikerAsh, on "Why the world needs more Leo Szilards"Jyllian, on the latest science-oriented emojisKat Day, on "How bad is BPA, really?"Sustainable Nano on "Can gold melt at room temperature?"Mark...
A list of small, useful things (links):Fun post by Carmen about red phosphorus.There's a lab safety Reddit.This post at LifeSciVC on nucleic acid therapeutics was pretty instructive (from a chemistry perspective) for me. In honor of World AIDS Day, you...
It's been far tooooo long since I commented on a research article, but it's time to change that. Angewandte Chemie has an open access Early View article on a new elemental sulfur/limonene polymer. The researchers are from Flinders University (South Australia)...