Friday Funny – science safety run amok

I learned how to make and use gunpowder in the fifth grade thanks to my home chemistry set. KNO3 + S + C = boom! I happily and safely (I have all my digits) made my own fireworks for the 4th. Today, I’d probably get arrested. Get a load of this chemistry set.

Is Global Warming Starving Science?

Posted by Dee Norris This article concerning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry caught my attention this morning: Twenty years ago, Douglas Prasher was one of the driving forces behind research that earned a Nobel Prize in chemistry this week. But today, he’s just driving. Prasher, 57, works as a courtesy shuttle operator at a Huntsville,…