Former student burned in class experiment recounts horror

Jun 19, 2019

A former high school student severely burned when a chemistry class experiment went horrifically wrong testified at a civil trial that he remembered feeling the fire eat away at his skin

Maine becomes 1st state to ban single-use foam containers

May 1, 2019

Maine has banned single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, becoming the first state to do so

Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

Apr 18, 2019

Middlebury College says a chemistry professor who asked students in a written exam to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave from the college

New Jersey orders cleanup of clothing, cookware chemicals

Mar 25, 2019

New Jersey is ordering five companies that manufacture chemicals used to stain-proof clothing and produce non-stick cookware to spend what could be hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up contamination from the substances

Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

Mar 4, 2019

Students can pursue what amounts to a marijuana major or cannabis minor as a growing number of colleges look to prepare graduates for jobs in a blossoming industry

Manfred Eigen, 1967 Nobel chemistry laureate, dies at 91

Feb 7, 2019

A German research institute says that Manfred Eigen, who shared the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1967 for his work on extremely fast chemical reactions, has died

Correction: United Nations-Periodic Table story

Jan 31, 2019

Correction: United Nations-Periodic Table story

A tender tale: Charles Barkley and a Chinese chemist

Dec 19, 2018

Charles Barkley's tender, 'now-it-can-be-told' tale about his unlikely friendship with a Chinese immigrant that touched two families

Bangladeshi man facing deportation gets reprieve until 2022

Nov 28, 2018

The case against a Kansas man who is fighting deportation to his native Bangladesh will go on until at least 2022

Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

Oct 22, 2018

Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died at age 90

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