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C&EN Chemistry in the News Environmental Chemistry

Wildfires: causes, combustion products, and health risks – in C&EN

Even in the depths of winter, wildfires have been raging in some U.S. states. There were over 66,000 wildfires across the U.S. last year, and this month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN magazine takes a look at the products of these large-scale combustion reactions, as well as the effects that these products can have […]

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Biochemistry Biology

National Blood Donor Month: Blood type compatibilities

January is National Blood Donor Month. If you’ve ever donated blood (or received blood from a donation) then you might have wondered why some types of blood can’t be given to some people. And what is it that makes blood types different anyway? This graphic looks at the compatibilities of different blood types, and below […]

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Chemistry in the News ChemMonthly Year in Review

The Year in Chemistry – 2017’s biggest chemistry stories

As we head into 2018, it’s time to take a look back at some of the biggest chemistry news stories over the past year. This year’s chemistry news featured poisonous frogs, battery fires, element creation, and more!

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ChemMonthly

#ChemMonthly Dec 2017 – Self-healing glass, a Huntington’s drug, and the world’s tightest knot

Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a self-repairing polymer glass that could mean an end to cracked phone screens, a Guinness world record for the tightest knot ever, and more! Links to articles and studies for all the featured stories are provided below.

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Year in Review

2017: Compound Interest’s Year in Review

Today marks Compound Interest’s fourth birthday, so it seems fitting to choose today to reflect back on the posts on the site through the past year. This year even more chemistry has been added to the catalogue of topics covered by the graphics on the site, including the coke and mentos reaction, the opioid epidemic, […]

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Christmas Chemistry

Chemistry Advent 2017 – The halfway point!

Today marks the halfway point for this year’s Chemistry Advent! Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, the topics covered in the graphics might still pique your chemistry curiosity; graphics in recent days have looked at the compound behind the snow in snow globes, the chemistry behind the different colours of LED lights, and how poinsettia […]