Chemistry Meme

Chemjobber has started a chemistry meme! How could I not play along! (also seen at  Carbon-Based Curiosities, the Sceptical Chymist and Chemistry World blog). My…

Election Thoughts

This is the first general election I’ve experienced with the “aid” of the internet.  By internet I mean twitter and the circle of similar-minded folk…

Unlectures

I’ve been thinking about over structured lectures quite a bit lately.  Actually I may just be getting truly sick of powerpoint, and be contemplating rebellion.  I get…

10 things…Lead

Lead is… 1. the reason plumbing is called plumbing.  Lead’s chemical symbol Pb is derived from the Latin word plumbum meaning soft metal.  The Romans…