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Chemistry Wed Dec 13 2017 09:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Two weeks ago someone made me aware of inventaire.io. This new social profile page allows you to digitize a list of your books. That in itself is already very useful. In the past I have made some efforts to create overviews of the books I own. If onl
Control of Molecular Weight and End-Functional Groups of Polyester from A2 + B2 Polycondensation via Cross-Metathesis of Cyclic Unsaturated Polyester with Difunctional Olefin Ryouichi Okabayashi, Yoshihiro Ohta, and Tsutomu Yokozawa* Macromolecules 2
So pure it pops.When Cecilia Bottecchia of Eindhoven University synthesizes a family of modified amino acids, they give her a dramatic indication of their purity: They transition suddenly from an oil to a solid under a vacuum. After making this parti
Note: For my English-only followers, I will translate this to English later.openscience.nlEerder dit jaar werd er in Delft een meeting voor Nederlandse onderzoekers georganiseerd om te horen over en feedback te geven op het Nationaal Plan Open Scienc
In Situ Generated Ruthenium-Arene Catalyst for Photoactivated Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization Through Photolatent N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand Julien Pinaud,* Thi Kim Hoang Trinh, David Sauvanier, Emeline Placet, Sriprapai Songsee, Patrick La
The next destination for NASAs New Horizons spacecraft is a small space rock in the Kuiper belt called MU69. Now we know it may have an even smaller moon
Source: Wikimedia, CC-BY 2.0.Hi all, welcome to this winter solstice challenge! Umm, to not give our southern hemisphere colleagues not a disadvantage, as their winter solstice has already passes, you're up for a summer solstice challenge!Introductio
Design, Synthesis, and Self-Assembly of Polymers with Tailored Graft Distributions Alice B. Chang, Tzu-Pin Lin, Niklas B. Thompson, Shao-Xiong Luo, Allegra L. Liberman-Martin, Hsiang-Yun Chen, Byeongdu Lee, and Robert H. Grubbs* J Am Chem Soc 2017 AS
One way to solve the dark matter problem is to chalk it up to black holes formed moments after the big bang, but they cant account for all the dark matter
Source: User:Cmglee, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA 3.0. Wikidata is awesome! In just 5 years they have bootstrapped one of the most promising platforms for the future of science.Whether you like the tools more, or the CCZero, there is coolnes
The Metathesis Reaction in Drug Discovery and Development A Review of Recent Patent Literature David L Hughes*, Philip Wheeler*, and Doina Ene Org Proc Res Dev 2017 ASAP A thorough review of patent literature (01/2016-08/2017) focused on the applicat
A series of parallel lines on Saturns moons Dione and Rhea have scientists scratching their heads. Could they be a sign of rings that crashed to the surface?
Acid rain may have weakened rock in the 2009 Jiweishan landslide
Samples caught in Burmese amber provide clues to the evolution of the parasites and their hosts
The nation is about to make 11 childhood vaccines mandatory, but unless anti-vax echo chambers are tackled, the law may not fulfil its promise, says Laura Spinney
Headaches, nausea and hearing loss felt by US diplomats in Cuba might be the result of a beam of pulsed microwaves in which the microwaves are heard as sound
The Hutovo Blato wetland in Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered its latest severe fire in October, and may vanish within decades - threatening many bird species
The Hutovo Blato wetland in Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered its latest severe fire in October, and if the blazes continue the resident Dalmatian pelicans will struggle to survive
From Nobel chemists pondering politics to computer scientists musing on Plato
Respected medical journal the BMJ has a long history of publishing silly papers at Christmas, but the joke is wearing thin - and actually harming science
Iterative synthesis makes nanoribbons that are nearly 8nm long
Youthful rings point to a cataclysmic collision in the past few hundred million years
Venoms are a treasure trove of peptides that may hold key to discovering novel pain killers. Emma Sargent talks to the scientists that are working to uncover their venomous secrets
My latest news article in Chemistry World is about a light switch, not a lightswitch, that can control chemical reactivity. The PR team at the research centre involved have put together a nice video showing the experiments involved, watch for the las
Respected medical journal the BMJ has a long history of publishing silly papers at Christmas, but the joke is wearing thin - and actually harming science
The US space programme has a new focus on an old destination. President Trump has directed NASA to focus its efforts on crewed missions to the moon before Mars
An immune response in some pregnant womens bodies may explain the fraternal birth order effect that men are more likely to be gay the more older brothers they have
While buzzing between flowers, bees can solve the maths dilemma called the travelling salesman problem by finding the shortest route that visits every blossom
Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham www.phdcomics.com title: "Nuclear War Explained" - originally published 12/11/2017 For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!
Adapted from table 48 of the 2016 Survey of Earned DoctoratesAlways little gems tucked away in the Survey of Earned Doctorates, and I am ecstatic to discover for the first time that it tracks median starting postdoctoral salaries for chemistry Ph.D.s
Over 3 billion years ago, the sun was faint so our planet should have been a snowball. But it wasnt and microorganisms may have been what kept it warm
Some people who fast regularly, like those following the 5:2 diet, feel mentally sharper. Now evidence in mice may explain how fasting boosts brainpower
Human interlopers send animals fleeing to dangerous lower elevations
Months after Brazils meat scandal was uncovered, US food safety agency finds that problems persist with inspection and regulatory enforcement
Different wavelengths of light can flip the route a reaction takes
Humans can discriminate between different surface chemistries using their fingers
The world's first full-scale power plant carbon capture project has stumbled, but we can't let that risk the future of a technology we need, saysOlive Heffernan
The world's first full-scale power plant carbon capture project has stumbled, but we can't let that risk the future of a technology we need, saysOlive Heffernan
First results from Cassinis Grand Finale reveal some surprises
When people see a big spider they often post a photo on Facebook and those images have now revealed up to 30 new species
When people see a big spider they often post a photo on Facebook and those images have now revealed up to 30 new species
Dangerous lack of transparency, critics say. Meaningless flap, say the criticized
Emmanuel Macron invited disgruntled researchers to apply for funding
When photographing snow you have to pretty much ignore what your camera thinks the scene looks like otherwise you will get an underexposed, grey shot. Conversely, if it’s sunny there will likely be a blue cast over the photo and the snow wh