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Chemistry to replace corporal punishment, says school district

GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND – With corporal punishment under fire, school districts have been searching for new ways to keep students on-track.  Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) thinks it’s found the perfect replacement for spanking – chemistry. “It was actually suggested by one … Continue reading

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Killers that sux

You might notice the sting of the injection.  Within seconds you’d realize you’re having trouble moving your eyes and fingers, followed by your arms and legs.  If you were standing, you’d collapse.  In a heap on the floor, you’d realize nearly … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Dow Chemical CEO reveals only 95% of stuff is made of actual stuff

In an interview with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal, CEO of Dow Chemical Andrew Liveris revealed that only 95% products available in the marketplace are actually made of chemicals. Ryssdal: What do you do when the first thing that most people think of when Dow Chemical … Continue reading

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New chemical rule: If I can’t pronounce it, it must be evil

A new rule that could make the tricky business of chemical safety a lot easier has been discovered between the lines of the @NPR article What’s Inside The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger?  It was @chemjobber that first articulated this new rule - ”if I can’t pronounce … Continue reading

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Double-dipping earns high school principal an ‘F’

The majority of teachers and school administrators want their students to learn something in high school, not just get through it.  But not Sharon Smalls, the principal of Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers (“Jane Addams”) in the Bronx. … Continue reading

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FFS: Fox Fails Physics

Fox News flaunts fool fumbling facts These days, I tend to avoid discussing politics in blogging.  Twitter is a much more enjoyable outlet for political topics and it is much easier to ignore idiot trolls there.  However, sometimes I see … Continue reading

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Not So Much: J Crew gives the periodic table a makeover

@ChemistryUpdate spotted this effort by J. Crew to bring a little chemistry to fashion.  Unfortunately, their restyling of the periodic table is a science DON’T.

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Mock Missive: World Association of Organic Chemists limits use of “organic”

To Whom It May Concern: Over the last two decades, the World Association of Organic Chemists (WAOC) has noticed the misuse, and frankly the misappropriation,  of the term “organic” by hippies and pseudo-hippies.  At first we thought the mislabeling of food … Continue reading

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