Category Archives: Reading – light
Can a picture tell you whether a molecule is polar?
This question is asked in a particularly interesting way by G.E. Höst et al in the December issue of J. Chem. Ed. (“Students’ Use of Three Different Visual Representations to Interpret Whether Molecules are Polar or Nonpolar”, DOI: 10.1021/ed2001895). They … finish reading Can a picture tell you whether a molecule is polar?
Lab family feud
Science magazine (Nov 26, 2010) recently published a letter from Prof. Chamovitz of Tel Aviv University. He described how "the social fabric" in his lab during a recent year-long sabbatical "had deteriorated to a point where squabbling, backstabbing, and even… Continue reading
It may feel a little early to start thinking about that summer research project, especially since the thesis students are still hanging around the lab, but summer will be here before you know it so let me orient you towards… Continue reading
Waste Not, Want Not – A Special Report
Americans have a lifestyle that is the envy of the world, or so Americans like to think. A prominent feature of our lifestyle is that we throw away a lot of stuff. OK, some of us recycle, but before we… Continue reading
Some Reading Recommendations
Following up on today's lunch discussion, it just so happens that I have a small trove of articles to recommend. These come from the May/June 2009 issue of Sierra magazine (publishes by the Sierra Club) and all are available online…. Continue reading