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January 17, 2018
False missile alert creates confusion for chemists in Hawaii.
False missile alert raises chemical safety questions.
Over the weekend, a false missile alert created confusion for chemists in Hawaii. Here's what we learned from personal experiences and university officials.
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Radio telescope spots aromatic molecule for first time.
ASTROCHEMISTRY
Radio telescope spots aromatic molecule for first time.
Benzonitrile has been detected in an interstellar dust cloud 430 light-years away and could help astronomers zero in on what else is out there.
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What's sunless tanner?
WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
What's sunless tanner?
The key molecule for sunless tanning is dihydroxyacetone, and it was accidentally discovered in spit-up. Our latest What's That Stuff? explores the chemistry behind its skin browning ability.
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Scarce science under the Trump administration.
ON THE COVER
Scarce science under the Trump administration.
Science and technology have largely taken a back seat when it comes to federal appointments and policy initiatives, that pattern is expected to continue in 2018.
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GC&E 2018 Call for Abstracts is Now Open!
ACS GCI invites you to submit an abstract by Feb. 12 for the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 18–20, 2018, in Portland, OR.
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The chemistry of wildfires.
PERIODIC GRAPHICS
The chemistry of wildfires.
In 2017 there were more than 66,000 wildfires in the U.S. Our latest Periodic Graphic, by blogger Andy Brunning of Compound Interest, explains wildfire combustion and its impact on human health and the environment.
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In other news
THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY
Breaking the ice.
Water's hypercooling point may be 100 °C warmer than scientists thought. This means that the hypercooling point could be within reach for experimentalists.
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Chemically strengthened glass finds a new application.
CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Chemically strengthened glass finds a new application.
The tough glass that protects your cell phones is making its way into windshields.
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Nanosurfactants create droplet-sized reaction flasks.
NANOMATERIALS
Nanosurfactants create droplet-sized reaction flasks.
Chemists use magnets, lasers, and electricity to manipulate droplets with nanoparticle skins.
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Your career-related questions answered.
CAREERS
Your career-related questions answered.
Chemistry blogger Chemjobber will be fielding career-related questions in his monthly Bench & Cubicle column in C&EN. Have a question you'd like him to answer?
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Periodic pathwork by mum.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
Periodic patchwork by mum.
This heartwarming tweet of the week was brought to us by @UnsworthChem's mum.
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