June 10, 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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June 10, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 23
June 10, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 23
In Japan, focus on users’ needs rather than gee-whiz technology is the key to success for advanced materials firms
By Jean-François Tremblay
(pp. 10-14)
Government & Policy
Senate bill would require EPA to determine the safety of commercial substances, override state policies (pp. 22-23)
Science & Technology
Four teams can’t replicate 2012 study indicating that bexarotene reversed neurodegeneration in mice (pp. 30-31)
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Government & Policy

Senate bill would require EPA to determine the safety of commercial substances, override state policies
(pp. 22-23)
White House directive prompts federal agencies to partner with publishers, librarians as global efforts begin
(pp. 24-26)

Career & Employment

As funding grows, more Chinese chemists who have studied abroad are returning home to become professors
(pp. 34-36)

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