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April 22, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 16
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April 22, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 16
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 13-17)
Features
Government & Policy
 (pp. 25-34)
ACS News
Unemployment dropped slightly in 2012—but so did salaries for those who found jobs, ACS survey shows (pp. 47-50)
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News of the Week

Thermo Fisher To Buy Rival Life Technologies

Acquisition: Deal for $13.6 billion will make a big lab supplier even bigger
(p.7)

Deadly Fertilizer Explosion

Investigation: Safety board experts deploy to chaotic Texas disaster site
(p.8)

Soaking Up Uranium

Nanotechnology: Porous framework compound may work to extract the dissolved metal from seawater
(p.8)

Court Reviews Genetic Patents

Supreme Court: Myriad Genetics’ monopoly on genetic cancer tests may be weakened
(p.9)

Law Nixes Financial Disclosures For Senior Federal Scientists

Ethics: Online mandate to apply mainly to President, Congress
(p.9)

Ashland’s Strategy Is Likely Target Of Aggressive Investor

Divestment: Jana Partners’ 7.4% stake will pressure chemical firm to sell nonspecialties businesses
(p.10)

Sulfide Signal In Sight

Chemical Biology: Probe tracks molecule that can be toxic or beneficial
(p.10)

Origin Of Arctic Bromine Identified

Atmospheric Chemistry: Surface snow reactions create pollutant-scrubbing compound
(p.11)

Safety Lapses At Chevron

A 2012 plant accident at a California refinery was preventable, report says
(p.11)
 

Departments

Books

Scientist-poet explores how embracing the unknown, the guessed-at, and the not-understood can lead to better communication
(pp. 45-46)

Education

University of Oregon hosts science outreach program for middle school students
(p.44)