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James Ashenhurst
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Lives in Ontario, Canada
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The fun part about having an organic chemistry blog is being able to describe the story your recent hospital visit by drawing pictures of all the drugs you  were given - and having a good chance people will still understand it! http://www.masterorganicchemistry.com/2015/01/06/my-recent-absence-explained-with-9-molecules/
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Classic Ig Nobel video for a Friday afternoon: "Chicken Chicken Chicken" Chicken chicken chicken
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At WordCamp Nashville I was graciously invited by +Clark Buckner to sit for a 15 minute interview where I shared the story of how Master Organic Chemistry went from 900 to about 600,000 pageviews a month in 4 years. http://bit.ly/1qxzpqS
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One infographic sums up the post Ph.D. biology job market very well. 
Based primarily on the 2012 NIH Workforce report this infographic represents current workforce sizes and annual fluxes before and after a PhD in the b...
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Thank you +Kirsten Winkler 
 
Chemists Endorse Marinating Meat With Beer http://ow.ly/v74Y2
It decreases the formation of carcinogenic material.
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I memorized the names of 875 bird species and made a 35 minute video where I recited them from memory. This post is about how I used Joshua Foer's Moonwalking with Einstein to do it. http://www.masterorganicchemistry.com/2015/10/20/i-memorized-875-north-american-birds-during-paternity-leave/
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Snippet from this short and delightfully hee-larious article: "Given a choice between making my own fluorine and trying to crystallize tellurium compounds, I think I’d choose. . .well, hold on a minute. . .truck driving school? Cleaning out grease traps? As a character in the old Pogo strip put it once, “No! I can always rob graves!”." http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2015/08/24/thanks-but-no-thanks
From the "Discretion is the Better Part of Valor" files, here's Dietmar Seyferth looking back on his chemistry career: For my research advisor I chose
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Check out my new trailer video for Master Organic Chemistry [1:17] animated by Simplifilm. .  http://youtu.be/ftzVUVH7aP0 What do you think?
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The long policy article of the weekend was probably the New York Times Magazine article on Bill Gates' desire for an integrated history course. I think it is pretty awesome that he admits to a C+ plus in organic chemistry. So...
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Assigning formal charges to atoms is a bit like assigning wins and losses to pitchers. 
In April of this year, Braves reliever Luis Avilan came in with a 5-1 lead in the 8th inning. Eight batters later, he’d given up five runs, blowing the lead. Thankfully for him, the Braves came back in the top
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New video - Enantiomers and Diastereomers Explained - with cats. Enantiomers and Diastereomers Explained - With Cats
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