December 20, 2010 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News

What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

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December 20, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 51
December 20, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 51
By Edited and produced by Stephen K. Ritter, Robert Bryson, and Tchad K. Blair
(pp. 13-17)
After the great recession, chemical firms welcome the new normal (pp. 24-30)
Government & Policy
Science Legislation in 2010 took a backseat to congressional elections and partisanship (p.34)
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Thermo Fisher To Buy Dionex

Instrumentation: Deal will help Thermo grow in water quality, consumer safety, and life sciences

Chemists Gather For Pacifichem 2010

International Meetings: Hawaii once again hosts congress for Pacific Rim chemical societies

Tax Deal Benefits R&D

Economy: Bipartisan measure will boost investments and create jobs, industry says

Detecting An Elusive Modified DNA Base

Epigenetics: Method maps 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in genome

Pharma Leadership Changes Continue

Management: Former NIH director Elias Zerhouni to head R&D at Sanofi

Duke University Wraps Up Misconduct Inquiry

Investigation: School draws ire for not disclosing results of its probe of a faculty biochemist

Enzyme’s Dual Nature Revealed

Enzymology: Structure shows taxadiene synthase contains domains from two enzyme classes

Agreements Emerge From Cancún Talks

Climate Change: Deals on forest protection, adaptation fund seen as showing global negotiations still viable

More Polysilicon For Solar Cells

Manufacturing: OCI and Wacker expand raw material capacity in South Korea and U.S.



Government & Policy

Earth Science Programs are in limbo, awaiting Congress’ action on the 2011 budget
(pp. 32-33)
Science Legislation in 2010 took a backseat to congressional elections and partisanship


A measured view of the human impulse to mine mineral wealth, despite often terrible consequences
(pp. 41-43)