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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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October 8, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 41
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October 8, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 41
Researchers apply advanced analytical techniques to profile naturally occurring chemicals to track food origin, nutrition, and flavor
By Jyllian Kemsley
(pp. 14-19)
Features
Government & Policy
Presidential candidates Obama and Romney talk about science policy issues facing the U.S. (pp. 32-36)
Science & Technology
Graphene is joined by a growing collection of ultrathin crystals with new properties and applications (pp. 44-47)
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News of the Week

Chemist Charged In Crime Lab Scandal

Forensics: Thousands of drug samples tested by Annie Dookhan could be in question
(p.9)

Deadly Explosion At Japanese Polymer Plant Could Cause Diaper Shortage

Shortage: Nippon Shokubai facility produces superabsorbent polymers
(p.10)

Round 1 Of Presidential Debates

Politics: Obama and Romney lay out positions on energy, education in their first debate
(p.10)

Civil Libertarians Seek Second Supreme Court Review Of Gene Patents

Biotechnology: ACLU aims to nullify Myriad Genetics’ patents on cancer genes
(p.11)

Homogeneous Glycoprotein Made

Carbohydrate Synthesis: Ten-year effort yields erythropoietin with sugars at native sites
(p.11)

Coca-Cola Pushes Bioplastic Plans

Polymers: Soft drink giant, with help of Indian firm, aims to secure raw material for biobased bottles
(p.12)

Painkiller Found In Snake Venom

Drug Discovery: Peptides boast potency of morphine while lacking its side effects
(p.12)
 

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Government & Policy

Industry fights bid to use Clean Air Act to require safer technology at chemical facilities
(pp. 37-39)
Conference endorses international work on endocrine disrupters, nanomaterials, and perfluorinated compounds
(p.41)
Presidential candidates Obama and Romney talk about science policy issues facing the U.S.
(pp. 32-36)
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Science & Technology

Researchers apply advanced analytical techniques to profile naturally occurring chemicals to track food origin, nutrition, and flavor
(pp. 14-19)
Mutations in a single protein confer protection against heart- and brain-stopping toxin
(p.48)
Graphene is joined by a growing collection of ultrathin crystals with new properties and applications
(pp. 44-47)

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