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A trio of badass scientists you should know

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFfdaWHRwTk&w=560&h=315] Want to know more about Mary Sherman Morgan? Check out her son George Morgan’s book ‘Rocket Girl‘. See ‘African-American Women Chemists‘ by Jeanette Brown, M.S. for more about …

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#AskAChemist: What’s making up my make-up?

This week on Ask A Chemist… I recently purchased bareMinerals’ liquid foundation ‘BARESKIN’ at Sephora. The package insert says it’s “formulated without” water, oil, or silicone. What the hell is …

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#AskAChemist: The LA treatment

This is the first installment of Ask A Chemist. Here’s a question received from LA peep @SurlyAmy… L.A. Valley is switching from chlorine to chloramine to clean up the water system (which …

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ScienceSkepticism

What’s your chemistry question?

Perhaps you’d like to know… How is a chemistry mole different from a furry mole and saucy mole? Is CS smoke different from tear gas? What’s the chemistry of personal lubricants and what’s a lube ingredient …

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Clove oil in your sexual lubricant?

I am a big fan of do-it-yourself (DIY) personal care products. Body scrubs, hair conditioners, face masks – just a few things I’ve whipped up at home on the cheap. …

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The Twelve Days Of Trolling

Inspired by the trolling during #shirtstorm, written by yours truly, and first assembled via Storify by @szvan…. The Twelve Days Of Trolling On the first day of Trolling, a dudebro …

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Science

‘All About That Bass’ gets a chemistry make-over!

Since Meghan Trainor‘s ‘All About That Bass’ first broke, chemistry fans everywhere* have been waiting for this tune to get the Brønsted–Lowry treatment. WAIT NO MORE! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzSroq4P7vs&w=570&h=336] ___________ *okay, maybe just me? …

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Shirts for when you’ve just landed a spacecraft on a comet

Landing a spacecraft on a comet?! That’s cool! That’s the kind of cool achievement that should be paired with a cool shirt! This is the scientific head of operations for the …

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