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Mar 20

New Lab Time Lapse


Eight months ago the Hanson Research Group announced our first experiment on twitter. We set out to capture, via pictures, the transition from an empty space to a fully functioning lab. This involved two Brinno TLC200 time-lapse cameras programmed to take one photo per day. Last week we stopped the camera located in the support …

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Feb 20

GUEST POST: The Blogversation Continues: Turning Around Public Perception on Chemicals and Chemistry


Guest post by Luke Gammon This is the second post in response to a conversation started by @chemtacular and @reneewebs (see an excellent summary by Reneé Webster of the conversation so far). In October last year, Chemistry World wrote an article on chemophobia which asked “Is it the role of industry, working academic scientists or communicators to do the …

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Jan 28

Yes, there are chemicals in the shampoo!


‘Organic’ cosmetics manufacturers, the very epicentre of chemophobia, right? All those ‘chemical-free’ bottles of deodorants, shampoos and hair dyes.  It makes you want to pull your hair out just so there’s no need for their nonsensical products.  And here’s the latest from Daniel Field Organic and Mineral Hairdressing, tucked away in the FAQs is this gem. Are …

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Dec 20

Seasons greetings &


Happy Holidays

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Dec 09

Recapping Mike Shatruk’s AMA


Mike Shatruk, chair of Florida State University’s chemistry graduate recruiting & admissions committee, hosted an AMA (ask me anything) on reddit.com/r/chemistry last week. Over a span of three days, he answered redditor’s questions about applying to graduate programs, factors in admission decisions, faculty advisor selection, and more. A recap of the AMA is shared below …

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Dec 05

Behind door number 6 is phlogiston


Nick is still churning out  cracking chemistry limericks for advent. Hope you are enjoying them.   Phlogiston When trying to explain combustion, Alchemists had a conjunction, The theory decreed, For fire you need, A material containing phlogiston. But phlogiston is obscene, Its existence has never been, Fire’s explanation, Lies in fast oxidation, A theory unflawed it …

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