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The Chemistry of Fireworks—Reactions

by American Chemical Society

In this reactions video, John A. Conkling, PhD, shows how the familiar rockets and other neat products that light up the night sky all represent chemistry in action

ACS Central Science Names Carolyn Bertozzi as its Founding Editor-in-Chief

by American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today that internationally renowned chemist Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D., will take the helm as editor-in-chief of its first fully open access journal, ACS Central Science, which is set to launch in early 2015. Currently a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at the University of California at Berkeley, Bertozzi is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished and respected chemists of her generation.

Investigators Remove 4,000 Containers of Chemicals from Home in Seattle

Properly storing hazardous chemicals is an important part of many labs’ safety programs. But you wouldn’t expect it to be an issue in someone’s home. However, that’s just what firefighters discovered in a house in Seattle April 8 while giving one of the home’s residents a hand walking down his stairs, according to a USA Today article.