January 7, 2013 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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January 7, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 1
January 7, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 1
By Marinda Li Wu
(pp. 2-4)
Government & Policy
Nobody knows why a trio of EPA proposals under the Toxic Substances Control Act are stuck at White House (pp. 16-17)
Science & Technology
Supply problems with vital rare-earth metals attract new magnet-making methods (pp. 23-25)
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Government & Policy

Early-career scientists in Europe worry about future research funding
(pp. 20-21)
Agency looks at impacts on economy, including effect on chemical industry
(pp. 18-19)
Nobody knows why a trio of EPA proposals under the Toxic Substances Control Act are stuck at White House
(pp. 16-17)


Science writer Michael Freemantle explores how science and technology defined The ‘Chemists’ War,’ World War I
(pp. 27-28)