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Tweet Follow @mark_lorch I had a particularly low period during my post-doc career, nothing seemed to be working. The days of failed experiments stretched into weeks and then months, with no end is site. About that time I came across a quote (from the zoologistMarston...
Tweet Follow @mark_lorch Remember that League of Extraordinary Scientists? You know, the ones that wrote a book about superheroes in a weekend. Well their Herculean efforts have come to fruition. The Secret Science of Superheroes (published by the Royal Society...
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...

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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):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)...
Small, useful things - links:I thought this The Atlantic Monthly article on firefighters, fire retardants and cancer was interesting, but wasn't very convincing. It's worth reading the comments - believe it or not, there is some level of subject matter expertise. Isn't...