SUBMISSION: why do some people sneeze when they...
It’s all in the genes, honey. However, the exact mechanisms have still not yet been identified. :) VIA SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: ….neurology steps in: Most experts now agree that crossed wires in the brain are probably responsible for the photic sneeze reflex… A sneeze is usually triggered by an irritation in the nose, which is sensed by the trigeminal nerve, a cranial nerve...
SUBMISSION: Squid enzyme will neutralize...
DNPase discovered in Loligo vulgaris neutralizes DFP and other nerve agents frequently used in chemical warfare and bioterrorism by cleaving organophosphate bonds. (Thanks mechael!)
Ever wondered why there are no green stars? →
Oh, and the sun? It’s white, not yellow. (We thought this was cool. Don’t ask me how it’s relevant to Chemistry, because all is relevant.)
How many scientists does it take to screw in a...
Q: How many general relativists does it take to change a light bulb? A: Two. One holds the bulb, while the other rotates the universe. Q: How many quantum physicists does it take to change a lightbulb ? A: One. Two to do it, and one to renormalise the wave function. Q: How many quantum mechanicians does it take to change a light bulb? A: They can’t. If they know where the socket is,...
The web has hundreds of periodic tables and dozens... →
A neutron walks in the bar and asks “how much for a drink?” The bartender says,...– Dr. Sheldon Cooper (via eanissleepy)
QUESTION :I'm not asking you to do my homework
But do you have any good sources for structure pictures? Because I keep getting really stupid stuff. _ Well, I use Wolfram alpha for simple stuff,(ie ethanol, ketones etc) and the structure will appear about half way down! Or use wikipedia, google the name of the structure you need and BAM normally first result. If these are too simple for you, try getting chem draw, I believe there is a free...
The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments
filippos: The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments is a book that was published in the 1960s, but banned because it was too advanced for its target audience of children. Luckily for us, it is available to legally download for free in pdf file format! Although a few things are outdated, this is still a great chemistry book. The illustrations are large, colorful, and just beautiful to see. I...
Submission - Chemistry: An attraction between two...
via Organic Chemistry: An attraction between two people that develops naturally through occasional interactions. Inorganic Chemistry: An attraction between two people that develops under the influence of beer and involves a lot of fake complements. Physical Chemistry: An attraction between two people that develops purely for sexual gratification. Click Chemistry: An attraction between two...
Hi, I just wanna say hi to you, fellow chemist! I’ve always been curious what kind of chemistry you do and where? I’ve been enjoying your blog immensely! Technically, I am not a chemist though (was a materials engineer as an undergrad), but I am currently doing my PhD at the Dept. of Chemistry at Cambridge. I’ve been meaning to take photos of our labs and send it here sometime. ...
question why are you studying science. is it the money or the love because i am a freshman biotechnology major and i am in it for the love but that all might change. —- If it changes, make sure you really like that new thing too, then go for it. There’s nothing wrong with change, (: as long as you’re moving forward towards your dream. (:
BBC News - Brain scans 'can distinguish memories',... →
fuckyeahneuroscience: Scientists say they have been able to tell which past event a person is recalling using a brain scan. (i actually fuckyeah’d when i read this.) fuck yeah, brain scans; fuck yeah, chemistry <3
its the day of the leprechauns
a-bit-of-a-technicality: … so be sure to wear something with a wave length of 490–560 nm and that has a frequency of 540–610 THz, or you gonna get a possible skin abrasion.
taumpy-tears asked: I just wanted to let you know that reading your blog has motivated me to spend more time working on my chemistry homework.
Submission: A day in ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB!
(Thanks for this submission temporize! Organic labs are my favourite, and this is a damned good explanation!) :D ————— My first real post with substance. I hope everyone learns at least something. Even if it’s just how a day is in the shoes of a science/pre-med student. So this week (today) in organic chemistry lab, we were making a Grignard reagent...