I love Halloween. The decorations, the costumes and of course the pumpkins. In my mind, you are never too old to carve a pumpkin. There's something liberating about scooping out the guts and then taking a knife and creating a maniacal masterpiece.
I just read about five Swedish-based scientists who have been inserting Bob Dylan lyrics into research articles as part of a long-running bet. After 17 years, the researchers revealed their race to quote Dylan as many times as possible before retirement.
Forget American Idol, there's a new contest in town. A panel of three expert science communicators will provide feedback to five early-career chemists competing for the title of American Chemical Society’s Chemistry Champion.
If you've ever driven on the Indiana Turnpike into Chicago, you know you will pass through a few stretches of highway that smell like rotten eggs. It's not just in Indiana, it's in every state that features industrial manufacturing. I used to take a bus to work in downtown Cleveland.
If you've spent any time on Facebook, you've probably come across the page "I F*cking Love Science." It's loaded with great science-related content delivered with a snarky attitude. It's right up my alley. And I'm no stranger to cussing, so the name of the page is just fine by me.
Have a degree in science, technology, engineering or math and not sure what do with your life? Why not hop on stage and front a band or dazzle millions on the silver screen. Need a few mentors to emulate? The Guardian posted a slideshow of 15 people you can look...
Science is getting back to nature. Two separate press releases that crossed my desk made me want to go hug a tree. The first one touts new water filtration technologies via tree branches. The other notes that researchers have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees...