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Date registered: December 30, 2007

Latest posts

  1. Simulating C&EN and JACS — September 11, 2015
  2. Making Sexy Catalytic Converters in Power Point — June 23, 2015
  3. Making Sexy Molecules in Powerpoint — June 17, 2015
  4. C&EN Onion — July 18, 2014
  5. Alleged Data Manipulation in Nano Letters and ACS Nano from the Pease group — August 13, 2013

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  1. Something Deeply Wrong With Chemistry — 227 comments
  2. tert-Butyllithium Claims Fellow Chemist at UCLA — 103 comments
  3. Cold Fusion Has Its Press Conference — 32 comments
  4. When Authors Forget to Fake an Elemental Analysis — 28 comments

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Jul 24

User Timelines in Twitter API v1.1

As some people may have noticed, the Chem Twitterverse box has been broken for the past two weeks while Twitter migrated from v1.0 of their API to v1.1. It took some serious rejiggering but I finally got it back up and running. The Chem Twitterverse box now includes tweets from HansonFSU. For those that don’t …

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Apr 16

Why You Shouldn’t Cook Asparagus in Lemon Juice

At the ACS conference in New Orleans Shirley O. Corriher and Sally Mitchell talked about using food and cooking as ways to teach students about chemistry in a more engaging and compelling way. Some examples that were given was making Kool Aid as an example of the importance of molarity, and to use the concept …

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Apr 07

Chocolate Sniffing White Blood Cells

At the American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans today Peter Schieberle gave a report of his research in odor and aroma chemistry. In one of his experiments he placed white blood cells (WBCs) in one part of a container and components of chocolate in the other part (small volatile amides). What he found was …

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Dec 23

Shit Undergrads Say

I think we have all heard our undergraduates say the darnedest things and this video coming out of Stanford seems to do a good job summarizing some of the most common. On a side note, if you ever see your undergrad directly sniffing chemicals please stop them. Direct Link: Mitch

Dec 21


Chemis-Trees have been all the raged on the chemistry Reddit this season. A select few are shown below. If you have one feel free to leave it in the comments and we’ll add it to the list. from The University of Malta (@detox29) —– from (@Fluorophore1) —– from (@KeithLav) —– from (@heckler_heckler) —– from (@wych_) …

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Nov 25

Camille Gregory’s Chemistry Degree

UBC has a very touching story about a young girl who was a professional model, but decided that a chemistry degree is what she really wanted. UBC: Camille Gregory’s Simple Wish – To Complete a B.Sc. in Chemistry Mitch

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