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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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February 18, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 7
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February 18, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 7
Governments struggle to find best path to cut greenhouse gases, limit climate-change impacts
By Jeff Johnson
(pp. 12-15)
Features
Business
After 23 years of trials and tribulations, Isis wins first FDA approval for an RNA-targeted drug (pp. 31-33)
Career & Employment
Recruiters, hiring managers, and career consultants tackle frequently asked questions from job seekers (pp. 63-66)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Carbon Conundrum

EU Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme In Freefall
Record-low carbon price threatens to derail transition away from fossil fuels and ability to meet climate-change targets
(pp. 16-20)
California Begins Carbon Controls
Cap and trade to be modest yet critical element in new statewide greenhouse gas reduction program
(pp. 22-25)
 

News of the Week

Obama Unveils Agenda

State Of The Union: Ambitious plan includes manufacturing, other topics key to chemical enterprise
(p.7)

Europe Invests $550 Million In Drug Discovery And Antibiotic Development

Pharmaceuticals: EU effort aims to revitalize drug discovery and development in Europe
(p.8)

New Partners For Cholesterol

Proteomics: Probes can fish out cholesterol binding proteins
(p.8)

New Starting Point For Flu Drug Design

Structural Biology: Different flu antibodies interact with viral protein in similar way
(p.9)

Report Calls For Track-And-Trace System For Drugs

Institute of Medicine says FDA needs authority to track pharmaceutical supply chains
(p.9)

Antianxiety Drug Alters Behavior Of Fish At Concentration Close To That Found In Nature

European perch become antisocial and feed at an accelerated rate when exposed to oxazepam
(p.10)

Gas Surplus Sparks Dispute

Resources: Senate hears differing views on how to develop, protect natural gas supplies
(p.10)

Furniture Fire Fights Continue

Regulation: California’s proposed new standard for furniture is already generating heat
(p.11)

Stacked RNA Base Analogs Could Be A Clue To Life’s Beginnings

Origin Of Life: Synthetic RNA bases defy expectations by self-assembling in water
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Companies see opportunity to help customers meet sustainability goals
(p.34)
After 23 years of trials and tribulations, Isis wins first FDA approval for an RNA-targeted drug
(pp. 31-33)
The auto industry and its polymer suppliers averted a crisis when a key nylon intermediate was in short supply
(pp. 28-30)
Record-low carbon price threatens to derail transition away from fossil fuels and ability to meet climate-change targets
(pp. 16-20)
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Government & Policy

Health scientists struggle to merge data from different disciplines in a meaningful way
(pp. 40-41)
Flame retardants, bisphenol A among targets of legislation being considered around the U.S.
(pp. 37-39)
Cap and trade to be modest yet critical element in new statewide greenhouse gas reduction program
(pp. 22-25)
Governments struggle to find best path to cut greenhouse gases, limit climate-change impacts
(pp. 12-15)

Books

Better investigative techniques are not being implemented despite the fact that simple changes would reduce wrongful convictions
(pp. 50-51)
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Science & Technology

Cold War espionage mission and imprisonment put a chemist on the trail of a missing Holocaust hero
(pp. 47-49)
Scientists are using the machines to make inexpensive and custom equipment and are sharing their designs to accelerate progress
(pp. 44-45)
Activism meets science in this Oscar-nominated documentary
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Career & Employment

Recruiters, hiring managers, and career consultants tackle frequently asked questions from job seekers
(pp. 63-66)

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