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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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May 6, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 18
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May 6, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 18
Polymers could power bendable displays and other devices in safer ways
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 13-18)
Features
Government & Policy
House of Representatives bill would have repercussions on agency’s regulations (pp. 29-31)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Efforts to find out how the element gets into food are leading to ways to reduce its presence (pp. 36-39)
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News of the Week

Proof Sought For Chemical Weapons

Investigation: Obama warns against a rush to judgment in Syria, wants more evidence before deciding on a response
(p.7)

Challenging Peer Review

Policy: Congressman questions some social sciences grants, wants new standards for awards
(p.8)

Iron Spurs C–H Bond Reactivity

Organometallics: Catalyst creates drug scaffolds quickly
(p.8)

European Chemical Firms Are Hampered By Choppy Markets

Chemical Earnings: First quarter presents difficulties, but optimism is undimmed
(p.9)

Patrick Harran To Face Felony Trial On Labor Code Violations

Lab Safety: Judge denies motions to dismiss or reduce charges related to the death of researcher Sheri Sangji
(p.9)

Lackluster Sepsis Drug Combats Flu In Rodents

Eritoran targets flu virus-related inflammation but not the virus itself
(p.10)

New Academy Members Named

Honors: The National Academy of Sciences elects 84 new active members, 21 foreign associates
(p.10)

Coatings Fight Furniture Fires

Nanomaterials: Ultrathin films could replace troublesome flame retardants
(p.11)

Europe Bans Three Neonicotinoids

Regulation: Chemicals linked to disastrous honeybee population declines cannot be used for at least two years, European Commission says
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

House of Representatives bill would have repercussions on agency’s regulations
(pp. 29-31)
It is a critical time for scientists to educate policymakers about the importance of research, former congressman says
(p.32)

Books

Damning portrayal of past chemical industry practices is also in-depth examination of a public health disaster
(pp. 42-43)
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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Nanomaterial-based sensors might enable farmers and consumers to detect food pathogens in real time
(pp. 40-41)
ACS Meeting News: Efforts to find out how the element gets into food are leading to ways to reduce its presence
(pp. 36-39)
Polymers could power bendable displays and other devices in safer ways
(pp. 13-18)

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