The Atomic Chemistry Set is a "modern chemistry set – 47 chemicals, glassware, lab apparatus, and insane chemical reactions." It looks great!
I have the hardcover edition of Theodore Gray's fantastic book, Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything, but if you want the Kindle edition, Amazon is practically giving it away today. READ THE REST
Six years after dismissing 'Breaking Bad' as unworthy of his time, host Sir Martyn Poliakoff of the popular YouTube channel Periodic Videos was persuaded to watch the show about chemistry's greatest fictional anti-hero. Here's how you know it's going to be good: "I had to look up methamphetamine…" Image: YouTube / Periodic Videos READ THE REST
A couple of years ago, some scientists were experimenting ways to clean up oil spills in the ocean by using flame. They accidentally created something they'd never seen before — a "blue whirl" flame, which consumes all its fuel and burns soot-free. Since then, scientists have been trying to figure out what sort of physics… READ THE REST
Airlines. Cable companies. Pharmaceutical firms. Banks. Those industries show up every year on lists of America's most hated companies. It's seldom for the products they actually produce. It's usually for the poor customer service, ridiculous fees, and a general sense of all-around indifference to their customer's needs that land these firms squarely in the public's… READ THE REST
A lot has changed since you started your career behind the keyboard, and if you can't keep up with the times, the generation in front of you will swoop in and eat you alive. Sure, you could retire early (we all know your savings will last you comfortably until at least next Tuesday), but there's… READ THE REST
Whether you're planning for a visit with the in-laws or trying to meet important deadlines at work, there's a lot of reasons to pull your hair out these days. And until you can drop everything you're doing and escape on a solo trip through Europe, you could really use something to take the edge off. … READ THE REST