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What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

I began this blog last September as an experiment. Like any good experiment, this particular one was designed to answer a question. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been mulling over the “data” I’ve acquired through this experiment, and realized … Continue reading

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Sunny Days (and the chemistry they cause)

Winter is finally commencing its retreat in my part of the country, which means we’re actually getting a little sunshine! Clear blue skies usually inspire thoughts of barbecues or pool parties, but they could just as relevantly inspire thoughts about … Continue reading

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The Chemistry of Our Pets

My proposed mini series on navigating the language of chemicals shall begin on Monday. For now, please enjoy some cute furry and/or reptilian animals (and their chemistry!) on the C&EN Newscripts blog HERE. They very kindly offered to let me … Continue reading

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Can’t Read Minds? Blame The Testosterone.

Wearing your heart on your sleeve is merely an adage, but most people do display their emotions – even if unintentionally – on their faces. Women tend to be better than men at reading other people’s subtle facial cues, especially … Continue reading

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Now THAT’s Hot: A salsa-inspired post

For the Super Bowl this year, I made one my favorite recipes – fresh salsa. Someone with on their hands could write an entire textbook chapter about the chemistry of salsa, but here’s a little Cliff Notes version. Warning: it’s … Continue reading

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Awkward Conversation

Q: What’s the opposite of a pick up line?

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