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Rachel Whittaker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Murray State University, and works on iron dioxygenase mimics and other iron-catalyzed transformations.  Read more

Much of the discussion about the recent explosion of data...

Much of the discussion about the recent explosion of data collection makes it sound new or exotic. As it turns out, our urge to amass daunting amounts of information is far from a 21st-century phenomenon, or even a 20th-century one. https://www.chemheritage.org/distillations/magazine/information-overload

Portrait of the human as a tangled bank: A review of "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life"

It’s time we became friends with microbes. And not just with them but with their very idea, because it’s likely going to be crucial to our lives on this planet and beyond. For a long time most humans have regarded bacteria as a nuisance. Show More Summary

npr: sciencefriday: Meet the all-female team of coders that...

npr: sciencefriday: Meet the all-female team of coders that brought us Apollo 11. In 1969, the world watched as Neil Armstrong marked his historic achievement with the words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”...Show More Summary

Protein-protein interactions: Can't live without 'em, can't easily drug 'em

The many varieties of protein-protein interactions Here's a pretty good survey of efforts to classify and drug protein-protein interaction (PPI) targets by a group from Cambridge University in Nature Review Drug Discovery. Most drugShow More Summary

sciencefriday: Ever wonder why your cats tongue feels so rough?...

sciencefriday: Ever wonder why your cats tongue feels so rough? It looks like this. You’re looking at a 3 mm-wide section of a cat tongue more than a century old. David Linstead’s captivating image was a winner in the 2015 Wellcome Image...Show More Summary

In this brilliant portrait there is no sign of friendship, but...

In this brilliant portrait there is no sign of friendship, but it was fundamental to the painting’s creation. In fact, the history of this print reveals two friendships. Pasteur began his career in physical chemistry but went on to revolutionize biology and medicine. Show More Summary

Michelangelo’s famous fresco The Creation of Adam matched with a...

Michelangelo’s famous fresco The Creation of Adam matched with a visualization of how Google’s DeepDream image-recognition AI might assess it. DeepDream uses an artificial neural network to identify patterns that match those in a set of training images of birds, dogs, and other creatures and objects. Show More Summary

Two years in the life of a lab whiteboard

Two years ago my group and I shared a time-lapse video: A Year in the Life of a New Research Lab.  Shortly after, I picked up a new set of markers and directed the camera at our lab whiteboard. We stopped the camera last week and can now share two years in the life of … Continue reading »

Reactions: John Anderson

John Anderson is in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago, and works on inorganic chemistry with a particular focus on the role that ligand-based redox or radical character plays in catalysis and new materials.  Read more

Three of our Beckman Legacy Project researchers were recently in...

Three of our Beckman Legacy Project researchers were recently in California visiting sites related to the legacy of Arnold O. Beckman at Caltech and City of Hope. Discover the scientific and philanthropic legacy of chemist and entrepreneur Dr. Arnold O. Beckman, and his wife, Mabel: https://www.chemheritage.org/node/273

DNA-encoded libraries: Bring me the drugs

There's a good overview of DNA-encoded libraries from Raphael Franzini and Cassie Randolph from Utah that's worth a look for anyone wanting to quickly bring themselves up to speed on this promising new technology. As the article indicates,...Show More Summary

What Oliver Sacks could teach us about the value of anecdotal information in drug discovery research

Oliver Sacks was a writer who elevated the art of anecdote to an art form. He did not write authoritative medical books filled with numbers, graphs and statistics. Instead he focused on individual cases and the human element in medicine. Show More Summary

Reactions: Mike Rose

Mike Rose is in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, and works on synthetic modeling of metalloenzymes (specifically mono-iron hydrogenase), and electron transfer in solar fuels devices for hydrogen generation.  Read more

Episode 212: This Is Not Your Great-Grandfather's Taxidermy | Chemical Heritage Foundation

Episode 212: This Is Not Your Great-Grandfather's Taxidermy | Chemical Heritage Foundation: Have you...

Reactions: Gabriella Graziano

Gabriella Graziano is an Associate Editor for Nature Reviews Chemistry.  Read more

Promises, Promises | Chemical Heritage Foundation

Promises, Promises | Chemical Heritage Foundation: As a creator of Cold War catchphrases, President...

Episode 212: This Is Not Your Great-Grandfather's Taxidermy | Chemical Heritage Foundation

Episode 212: This Is Not Your Great-Grandfather's Taxidermy | Chemical Heritage Foundation:

othmeralia: In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated...

othmeralia: In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated February 11th as National Inventors’ Day in honor of Thomas Edison’s birthday as well as in recognition of the work of inventors around the world. What better way to celebrate than...Show More Summary

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