I was introduced to the Ig Nobel Prizes several years ago and I always look forward to the announcement of current winners. For those of you not in the know, The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.
My 5-year-old nephew, Daniel, will soon spend his first full night at our house. In preparation for the big day/night, I am looking for fun activities to keep him occupied. I remember how much fun my brother and I had over my grandparent's house when my grandpa would take us...
Dear Mark, I was about a week late in having time to read my latest issue of Chemical Processing Magazine. As usual, the first article that drew my attention was your "From The Editor: Trade Shows Require Rethinking." This is a very good and timely editorial. I am sad to learn...
Tattoos have become commonplace – especially for the under-40 crowd. Artwork that was once reserved for military folk, tough-as-nails bikers and jailbirds has found its way to the skin of bankers, lawyers, doctors, journalists and chemists.
When I was learning complex mathematics in grade school I remember my grandpa telling me that calculators weren't as good as brain power. At the time I thought he was just old-fashioned and would rather cipher numbers on paper.
Mark Rosenzweig's upcoming column for the February 2010 issue, We Need Another A.C. Gilbert, takes a look back at fun games from the 1940s and 50s. Specifically, erector sets and a Chemical Magic kit complete with the tools and chemicals to conduct your own experiments.
The Environmental Protection Agency's first set of Chemical Action Plans (CAPs), which revolves around four chemicals, has some folks concerned the agency is going to target high-profile chemicals rather than truly hazardous chemicals.