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Some time ago, my brilliant C&EN colleague Jessica Morrison hatched a plan to develop emoji for chemists. With the help of Yang Ku and Sam Lemonick, chemoji were born. And later this year, they’ll become part of the standard set–along with a...
A screen shot of a reaction entry in the Chemical Safety Library. Credit: Pistoia AllianceScour your memory, lab notebooks, or the literature to find reaction safety information to enter into the Chemical Safety Library, a database tool that chemists may...
From last week’s issue of C&EN, some lessons learned by ACS President Allison A. Campbell following a bicycle crash in Washington, D.C., and how they relate to laboratory safety:Campbell after her bike crash. Credit: Allison A. CampbellSince I regularly...

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A few weekends ago, I was with my young boys at our local mall checking out the kids entertainer, Ryan Buckle & Friends: Science you can sing to. Ryan, the singer, intersperses his songs with science demonstrations. We were there fairly early for a Saturday...
Welcome to Your Favorite Chemical Reaction chemistry blog carnival!A total of 22 entries were received since C&EN Online Editor Rachel Pepling put out the call for posts earlier in the month. The writing was superb, the science spot-on, and the personalities...
Welcome to the live coverage of the Chemical & Pharma Blogging panel. Yes, this pharma blog is live blogging the pharma blogging session. It’s very meta. On our panel today is Derek Lowe of In the Pipeline, Ed Silverman of Pharmalot, David Kroll of...

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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):Chemical safety programming at ACS DC (listed by Jyllian Kemsley)Philip Ball writes about teleportationAsh writes on Sagan's "Demon-Haunted World"I have clear memories of seeing that book in the bookstore - this must...
A list of small, useful things (links):From All Things Metathesis, a short compilation of recent metathesis papersTh' Gaussling on ferroceneA fun deprotection noted by Prof. YudinThis is a nuts story about a UC-Riverside biochemistry professor.This is a nuts...