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The survey results are in…

I found the results of the recent Astrobites graduate student life survey fascinating.  Please take some time to read through the Astrobites article summarizing the results.

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Discussion about Graduate Student Life

A recent email has caused quite a buzz in the astronomy community.  The email pertains to the expectations placed on graduate students.  We are reminded that similar letters have been … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

It is that time of year again…….

If you are thinking about applying to graduate school it is time to start on your applications!  Please check out last year’s post for some helpful tips, including links to … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ambient-Temperature Isolation of a Compound with a Boron-Boron Triple Bond

Title:  Ambient-Temperature Isolation of a Compound with a Boron-Boron Triple Bond DOI:  10.1126/science.1221138 Author:  Holger Braunschweig, Rian D. Dewhurst, Kai Hammond, Jan Mies, Krzysztof Radacki, Alfredo Vargas Journal:  Science Affiliation:  Institut für Anorganische … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Safety in Academic Labs

The Sheri Sangji case at UCLA is a horrible tragedy and confronts an uncomfortable topic for many chemists – safety in academic labs.  Often with professors pushing students to complete … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harry: Do you know my blood type?……………….. Riddle’s Diary: Yes

 Paper-Based Blood Typing Device That Reports Patient’s Blood Type “in Writing”                      Li, M.; Tian, J.; Al-Tamimi, M.; Shen, W. Angew. … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Prettier than dyed eggs?

The cocoons, the silkworm itself, and the produced silk become colored when dye is incorporated into the silkworm feed. The concentration of dye in the produced silk changes based on how hydrophobic the dye is (increasing partition coefficient).

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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