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Engineering outreach, old school.
 
Illustration, using humans, of the cantilever system used in construction of Scotland's Forth Bridge. From our latest Curator's Choice, "The Forth Bridge: Building an Icon" from the National Library of Scotland​ - http://bit.ly/1JhM0Kw
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The last one is post-transition metals, btw.
This chemistry teacher says, “A student of mine wrote down things I said throughout the year and then presented them to me. I honestly don’t remember saying some of these things.” Previously: 24 Students Who Absolutely Nailed Their Senior Quotes
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Tony Blair has resigned as Middle East peace envoy after ushering in an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity to the region.
Tony Blair has resigned as Middle East peace envoy after ushering in an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity to the region.
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So what happens when all the truckers lose their jobs?
The imminent need for basic income in recognition of our machine-driven future
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They will do something else, as is the case with any disruptive technology.  In the 1850s the most common job was farming, now most people are in white collar jobs.  Same thing that happened to the gas lamp lighters, blacksmiths and telephone switchboard operators when technology changed.
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Sending out a gay message to deter groups of men locked together in a metal box for months on end.

This may seriously backfire.
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Brilliant. They should do this for the real Nobel Prizes
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"What do chemists do anyway?"
 
To mark the RSC's public opinions of chemistry survey, (the results of which can be viewed here: rsc.li/1ctzp8n) Dr Mark Lorch of the University of Hull has put together his top 5 chemistry inventions that enabled the modern world (for which I put together this summary graphic): https://goo.gl/4w3Sh1

In addition, there's an old graphic on antibiotics here: http://goo.gl/6d7V2c
One on contraceptive pills here: http://goo.gl/8E6xPt
...and one on plastics (including polythene) here: http://goo.gl/S92ued

What chemistry inventions would make your top five?
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48ºC!
 
Massive heat wave in #India kills at least 350 people http://bbc.in/1LAGIrA
More than 350 people are reported to have died in a heat wave sweeping India with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.
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If you want to be as successful as me, you just need to do what I did.

Work hard. Be born in a decent neighbourhood with good schools, free education, free medical care...
We all know that class differences exist in society, but just how bad can it be? Check out the comic…
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I knew it was bad — but not this bad.
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How do you know how many of the claims in that piece are true? Anyone can put up a web page, and many of the claims are of the form "there was a coup and the U.S. was behind it," with no evidence offered.
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This fucking ridiculous situation is where our societies' obsession with exam results is taking us.
Getting into good schools and universities is tough in many parts of the world, but in Hong Kong parents are enrolling toddlers in classes to prepare for nursery interviews.
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Lucky no one mentioned hedge fund managers…
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  • University of Birmingham
    PhD in Chemistry
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    BSc(Hons) in Chemistry with Computer-Aided Chemistry
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Interests: Information/network theory, non-linear chemistry,  aikido.
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