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17 min ago | Edhat

Cosmic Fingerprints - Spectroscopy

On August 29, 1864, observing from Tulse Hill in London, amateur astronomers William and Margaret Huggins unraveled one of the biggest celestial mysteries of the time, and pioneered the astronomical use of a scientific tool that is still fundamental for most of our discoveries about the Universe - spectroscopy.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science

3 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Retired Evansville chemistry teacher sets up lab to test hops for local brewers

The explosion of microbreweries and increase in hops growers have stirred up a new business for a retired Evansville chemistry teacher.


Related Topix: Science, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies, Beer, Drink, Wisconsin

7 hrs ago | LiveScience

Has Science Fully Explained Sunshine?

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.


Related Topix: The Conversation, Reggae, Physics, Science

11 hrs ago |

Emraan Hashmi: Paresh Rawal and I have Kung Fu Panda chemistry - News

RAJA NATWARLAL has released and while the film has Emraan Hashmi romancing Humaima Malick, the person with whom he shares maximum chemistry is none other than Paresh Rawal.


Related Topix: Science, Paresh Rawal, Emraan Hashmi, Movies, Entertainment

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Chemical industry fights for flame retardants

Chemtura manufactures Firemaster 550 at this chemical plant in El Dorado, Ark. The company says the flame retardant is safe but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has targeted it as a potential health hazard.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Science, Fire, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Dr. Fedorenko Bug Stick and Bug Bar: repel bugs safely

Perhaps you've noticed-mosquitoes have been extremely bloodthirsty in New York. Even those who don't usually get bitten are being attacked.


Related Topix: Sag Harbor, NY, Entomology, Science, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, tick, Aromatherapy


Chemistry parable - Sustainability: The Universal Solvent of Private Property Rights

The alchemists of old were diligently ambitious in their goals. These antecedents of modern chemistry were not hindered by a lack of knowledge of atomic structure and physical chemistry when it came to setting priorities.


Related Topix: Science


Researchers Work Towards Preventing Organic...

Our society seems fraught with fraud. There are fraudulent products, fraudulent services, fraudulent identities and now fraudulent food.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

Science Daily

Synthesis produces new fungus-derived antibiotic

A fortuitous collaboration has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.


Related Topix: Rice University, Biology, Science

The Star

USCA chemistry program earns certification

STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT USC Aiken chemistry Professors Dr. Monty Fetterolf, left, and Dr. Chad Leverette are thrilled that the department has received prestigious ACS certification.


Related Topix: Science, University of South Carolina Aiken, South Carolina

Thu Aug 28, 2014

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist raid Afrika Bambaataa's vinyl

The records lay before them, box after box, some 41,000 discs in all. It had taken five assistants just to line up the crates, but the two men rummaging through the albums and 12-inches had large collections of their own and were not afraid of the volume.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Science, DJ Shadow, Jurassic 5, Black Entertainment, Music, Entertainment

Hispanic Business

Reports Summarize Materials Science and Physical Chemistry Study...

For this, a competition assay that provided a robust way of comparing relative affinities of peptide variants was set up."


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Researchers recommend eco-friendly solutions to recycle frack water

Scientists at Rice University have produced a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing at three gas reservoirs in the states of Texas, Pennsylvania and New Mexico and have suggested that environmentally friendly remedies are needed to treat and reuse it.


Related Topix: Rice University, Science, Agriculture

NBC Washington

Calling on "Ghostbusters," 30 Years Later

Not too long into "Guardians of the Galaxy," Chris Pratt's goofy planet-hopping mercenary character Peter Quill alludes to "The Maltese Falcon" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" a nod-and-a-wink homage to the borrowed plot device of chasing an elusive, prized item.


Related Topix: Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt, Comedy Movies, Spaceballs, Science Fiction Movies, Science, Entertainment

Laughing Squid

A Hip-Hop Periodic Table by Pop Chart Lab Featuring 223 Naturally...

Featuring color-coded labels indicating their favored genres-with special indicators for originators of a style-each MC has been meticulously hand-illustrated and assigned an appropriate chemical symbol, along with notations for debut year and geographic area of origin.


Related Topix: Science

Oxford Mail

Dr Syd Bailey: College chemist respected for his intellect

He was the college's first chemistry fellow and on its governing board in the early period after it had just gained full recognition by Royal Charter.


Related Topix: Science, Saint Peter's College


Is this the end of the plastic wars? US Green Building Council to...

For the last few years, the US Green Building Council, which administers the LEED green building certification system, has been under attack by the chemical industry.


Related Topix: Energy, Science

Bad Astronomy Blog

Chemists propose using ground-up earthworms (literally) as catalysts for chemical reactions.

Organic chemists are always looking for the next great catalyst - basically, ingredients that speed up the rate of chemical reactions.


Related Topix: Science

The Globe and Mail

Is Canada a nation of science geeks?

Science and chemistry teacher Hamish Morrison ignites gas and soap bubbles to demonstrate methane combustion for his students during class at Magee Secondary School in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday February 25, 2014.


Related Topix: Science, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Canada

Eastern Daily Press

Norwich mum's bid to get Mrs Gleam cleaning products onto supermarket shelves

Helen Kirkham, from Thorpe St Andrew, has launched her Mrs Gleam cleaning products after she got fed up with harsh, chemical-filled products on the market.


Related Topix: Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom, Science