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Today at 12:30 PM Eastern, join me for a Facebook live discussion with ACS President-elect Peter K. Dorhout of Kansas State University about safety issues in chemistry. Head to C&EN’s Facebook page and like us so you don’t miss...
The 254th ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in Washington, D.C. Heres whats planned for chemical and laboratory safety; the Division of Chemical Health & Safety has its usual CHAS-At-A-Glance ready for printing. You can also find CHAS and the Committee...
From AIChEs “Process Safety Beacon” newsletters:Hazards of high oxygen concentration – “Autoignition temperature (AIT) and minimum ignition energy (MIE) are lowered markedly by higher oxygen content. Substances ignite more readily, burn...

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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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Via Twitter and elsewhere, this bad news, covered by KTRK's Miya Shay and Tom Abrahams:Several children were injured at a school on the west side after a science experiment gone wrong. The accident happened at Yellow School - Memorial Drive Presbyterian...
A list of small, useful things (links):Still enjoying Marshall Brennan's Reactions posts, including Julia Kalow and Amit Kumar.The latest chemistry-related Retraction Watch post, this one involving J. Am. Chem. Soc."Some thoughts on the HOPE Nobel Laureate...
In 2013, William Banholzer (a senior Dow executive), Gary Calabrese (a senior Dow Corning executive) and Pat Confalone (a senior DuPont Crop Protection executive) wrote a letter to Chemical and Engineering News with the following statistic:The facts...