Category: Science and Media

Online Chemistry Resources

I’ve started a new page on this site: ‘Chemistry Online‘ (see bar above header image).  I’d like to compile a list that demonstrates the diversity of online chemistry resources.  I’ve started off with blogs, a couple of open science initiatives, the Periodic Table of Videos, and the 3 major publishing outlets for chemistry (Nature Chem,…

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September Epic

September is shaping up to be a busy month. It all starts on the 2nd of September when I’m off to the Variety in Chemistry Education conference over at Loughborough University. I’m presenting an oral byte called ‘From lo-tech to high-tech: Teaching spectroscopy with the writing on the wall’ which is restricted to 5 minutes in length and…

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Science Blogging Networks

There are a number of science blogging networks out there, with different focus, and different management styles.  I used to blog at Nature Network but I left there last summer.  I never felt particularly comfortable over at NatureNetwork for a variety of reasons including the way the site was set up (registration required to make…

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Is science cool now?

The Guardian has an article today about science and how science is now cool. It’s causing a bit of discussion over on twitter (nothing new there then).  But lets look at the article: “How science became cool The incredible ambition of the Large Hadron Collider has fired our imagination; physicists have become cult TV stars;…

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Science and Art

Last weekend while I was down in London, I managed to go down to Burlington House to have a look at the Carbon Rapture exhibition in thecourtyard.   A graphite electrode, a huge model of Buckminster Fullerene (C60) and a giant pyramid of diamond dominate the courtyard.    The diamond model is in fact the largest model of…

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Keeping Libel Laws Out Of Science Campaign

Over recent weeks I have heard a great deal about Simon Singh’s legal problems.  Simon Singh is being sued by the British Chiropractic Association over an article that appeared in the Guardian newspaper in 2008.  He decided yesterday to appeal the libel case.   More details can be found here (link to Sense About Science…

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