June 2, 2014 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 2, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 22
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June 2, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 22
Research Triangle Park is a growing hub for high-tech, multidisciplinary agricultural research
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 9-13)
Features
Government & Policy
Federally funded scientists are overwhelmed by administrative tasks, but attempts to rescind regulations face challenges  (pp. 20-21)
Science & Technology
ACS survey of 2013 graduates finds higher unemployment rate, little change in entry-level salaries for those finding work (pp. 28-30)
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News of the Week

Innovative Way To Activate C–H Bonds

Organic Synthesis: Process converts amines into nitrogen heterocycles of interest for drug discovery
(p.4)

Chemical Safety Board Is Down To Two Members

Accident investigation: Beth Rosenberg resigns and returns to Tufts University
(p.5)

Waste Gases Power Chemical Start-Ups

Feedstocks: Firms that promise polymers and other materials from emissions gain traction
(p.5)

Antibody Stifles Pain And Itch

Drug Discovery: Therapeutic targets single ion channel, dampens two sensations in mice
(p.6)

Industry Cheers India’s Vote

Politics: New Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed as pro-business reformer
(p.6)

Building Biobased Copolymers

Sustainability: Chemists can now make cost-competitive polyesters entirely from biobased monomers
(p.7)

Pfizer Drops Pursuit Of AstraZeneca

Two drug majors to go separate ways after failed takeover attempt
(p.7)

Human Proteome Map Assembled

Draft Catalogs: New databases of human proteins will be made publicly available
(p.8)

White House To Present Plan For Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Coal-Fired Power Plants

Emissions: Proposal to address climate change will be politically contentious
(p.8)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

As nuclear power plants age and more retire, cleanup and safety concerns grow
(pp. 22-23)
Federally funded scientists are overwhelmed by administrative tasks, but attempts to rescind regulations face challenges
(pp. 20-21)

Education

Meta-analysis of 225 studies shows that active learning is consistently better across disciplines and class size
(p.31)