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James Ashenhurst
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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
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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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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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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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Assigning formal charges to atoms is a bit like assigning wins and losses to pitchers. 
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One infographic sums up the post Ph.D. biology job market very well. 
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