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Archives for May, 2008

Or at least, I’m pretty sure this is the world’s largest collection of poems specifically on chromatography. Anyway, they can be viewed here, here, here, and (12 of them) here.

Scientists and engineers have helped empower the environmental justice (EJ) movement. But how has their participation changed their own scientific and engineering identities? A workshop this weekend will explore the matter. (click on the image–a larger pdf version will open in a new window) This website provides further information about the workshop, including a more…

Bisphenol-A: The One Act Play

A new off-off-off Broadway production is in the works. It has: Drama! Intrigue! Denialists Exposed! It’s Bisphenol-A: The One Act Play. Read on to find out about Endocrine Disruptors! See how the tobacco interest is related to the recent Bisphenol controversies! Hear about Nalgene and the National Toxicology Program report and industry spokespeople! Revel in…

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY. (By Jason Adams)

Geo-engineering from the ’40s. From Military Engineer, 1944 (via C. Pursell’s Technology in Postwar America, 2007)

“In the long run men hit only what they aim at.” H.D. Thoreau, Walden This post’s title is the poorly reasoned conclusion to a poorly reported and poorly conducted study. I couldn’t tell if it was simply bad reporting at The Boston Globe or bad research. Either way (or both ways) it suggests that evidence…

Now that summer draws near, I have ambitions to read the works listed below the fold. True, I put them here so I can keep track of them. Because I get confused and lose things a lot. But I also put them here to offer a mini bibliography on the themes (some related, some not)…

Seriously, this chemistry movie rocks. I’ve put it below the fold so that it doesn’t slow this main page, but it’s definitely worth checking out. (hat tip to Creative Review)

Your Foodometer: Eat Less Oil

Summarizing some points on local food, community supported agriculture (CSAs), and energy, here’s a Youtube catch.

Why I do science.

I’ve got a piece up at the SCQ today, which is (another) failed attempt at publishing at Seed’s print magazine. Here, a few months back, I was asked to have a go at their “Why I do Science” section but in the end it wasn’t for the editors. Overall, it sounded like they were hoping…