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Plastic beverage bottles are considered by many to be a bane of modern society, but their durability and strength has an appeal that some people are able to take advantage of. In Argentina, there is a house constructed from these bottles. Not just the exterior...
One story that seems to never die on the internet are claims of "plastic rice" (1, 2 and 3.) I find the endless claims very strange, not only because of their endlessness, but also because the whole idea of making rice from plastic in the first place is pretty...
Today's post is going to cover a wide range of topics, starting with magma rheology, and connecting to that wildebeests and smartphones. It might be too much for a Friday, so if you hold off reading this until Monday, that's just fine.This rambling journey...

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While there has been much excellent discussion of the Sheri Sangji case elsewhere (Jyllian Kelmsly has the best coverage of the unfortunate women killed in a UCLA lab when a large volume of a pyrophoric chemical was spilled in a hood containing hexane), I see...
Plastic beverage bottles are considered by many to be a bane of modern society, but their durability and strength has an appeal that some people are able to take advantage of. In Argentina, there is a house constructed from these bottles. Not just the exterior...
One story that seems to never die on the internet are claims of "plastic rice" (1, 2 and 3.) I find the endless claims very strange, not only because of their endlessness, but also because the whole idea of making rice from plastic in the first place is pretty...

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A list of small, useful things (links):John writes about a house built out of plastic bottles.Cool article about fermium from Brett Thornton and Shawn Burdette  This Cornell story at Retraction Watch is deeply odd. Th Gaussling is still blogging!The...
A list of small, useful things (links): Some interesting chemistry infographics by Roman Valiulin.More from compchemwomanThe latest from the Baran Lab: decarboxylative alkynylationAsh, on different approaches to drug discoveryCarmen, on the meat allergy...
A list of small, useful things (links):Ash on "Why the world needs more Leo Szilards"I figure the cooking geeks among readers would enjoy this post on probe thermometers.I regret to admit the grumping around the photochemistry stuff on Derek's blog. John...