Tag Archives: chemistry

Science in the News, 5 October 2016

// Today in Sweden, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines”. What are molecular machines? Molecular machines are groups of molecules that

Guest Post, Why I Write: An Open Book About a Scientist’s Physical & Mental Health Through Career and Motherhood

// Today’s post is from Dr. Thomai Dion. You can follow Thomai and her science and medical communication work around promoting STEM education on Instagram and Twitter. Becoming a stay-at-home-scientist-mom inspired her to write the children’s science book collection Think-A-Lot-Tots. My

Mental Health in Academia: A Guilty Scientist

// Join the conversation on Twitter! The second Tuesday of each month, I will chat about mental health in academia using the hashtag #MHPhDchat. // Mental health is a topic that is pretty taboo in academia, sometimes (though not always!) spoken

The Curious Case of Quantum Dots

// Some background You’ve probably heard that UV rays are the reason that we get sunburns after spending too much time in the sun, and the major culprit for skin cancer, but do you know why? Light can be described