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Guest Blogger USA Science & Engineering Festival Nifty Fifty Speaker Joe Schwarcz PhD I had my tonsils out in 1954. In those days a few bouts of tonsillitis, and out they came. I remember being plied with chloroform before the operation and with ice cream after. I also remember being given a special gum, “imported from…

By: Joe Schwarcz PhD Author, USASEF Expo Performer and AT&T Sponsored Nifty Fifty Program Speaker Blueberries may reduce the growth of breast cancer! Apples and pears reduce the chance of stroke! I bet I have your attention now. But those are not my words, they’re recent newspaper headlines. It seems that virtually every day some…

By: Joe Schwarcz PhD Author, USASEF Expo Performer and AT&T Sponsored Nifty Fifty Program Speaker “Do you have any liquids, gels or powdered fruit drinks?” Except for the powdered fruit drinks, such questions have become routine at airports. But back on July 10, 2006 I had no idea why I was being asked this bizarre…

CALORIE COUNTS AREN’T TELLING THE FULL STORY By Joe Schwarcz, Freelance July 30, 2011 There are undoubtedly all sorts of terrorists out there hatching intricate plans aimed at destroying the western world. They needn’t bother. All they have to do is wait and westerners will eat themselves into oblivion. The average western diet, with the…

He’s known to his students and fans simply as “Dr. Joe,” but then Joe Schwarcz, professor of chemistry, has always kept things light, uncomplicated and a little magical, especially when pursuing his challenging goal: demystifying science for young learners and the public. Joe has created a multi-faceted career in using his skill as a chemical…