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What’s that stuff? Hair removers

Creams. Wax. Sugar. Lasers. We get to the scientific root of depilation

Employment

Chemjobber’s mailbag

Chemistry blogger answers reader questions on job hunting, changing grad schools, and more in this edition of Bench & Cubicle

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Safety

Plutonium plant removal halted after radiation releases

Corrective measures include better control measures, communication with workers


Chemical Safety Board chair to resign

Move will leave agency with three of five board members

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Electronic Materials

Dissolvable device could signal how recovery’s going after orthopedic surgery

Stretchable strain and pressure sensor might one day guide rehabilitation


Biodegradable emulsion eliminates biofilms

Nanocomposite carrying essential oil combats bacterial infections on cells and keeps bacteria from developing resistance