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Tweet Follow @mark_lorch What with the names of the four latest elements being confirmed I thought it time I updated the originalUnderground Map of the Elements. So here it is resplendent with nihomium, moscovium, organesson and tennessine! Enjoy...
Follow @mark_lorchFollow @yorkshirechemSome time ago we put the old wives’ tale thatstainless steel getsrid of garlic whiffs to the test. The results were inconclusive and with hindsight the control probably wasn’t ideal. So we are having another...
Two years ago my group and I shared a time-lapse video: A Year in the Life of a New Research Lab. Shortly after, I picked up a new set of white board markers and directed the camera at our lab whiteboard. We stopped the camera last week and can now share two...

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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...
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...
To carry on with Chemjobber’s Favorite Things list (thanks, btw. Now I can’t get that silly Dove commercial out of my head), here’s my list of some of my favorite things about chemistryClickable SharpiesVanillin TLC stainPericyclic reactionsDump-and-Stir...

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A collection of small useful things (links):Hilarious: "Impact Factor Stolen in Daring Heist"Fun post by See Arr Oh on the latest from the Doyle lab. Light rail affecting the University of Minnesota's NMRs?I really liked Quintus' look at Fujita's latest...
A list of small, useful things (links):Quintus comments on the filibuvir papers.Over at Chemistry Blog, chemistry Advent poems.John has goofy thoughts about plastic bags.Vittorio is very clever with his TLCs.This post about trailing spouses by @belehaa...
Yesterday, the entire editorial board of ACS Nano published an editorial on how scientific misconduct should be reported and dealt with. The piece took square aim at chemistry blogs, and I’ve decided to publish my thoughts as an open letter to Paul Weiss,...