I’m honored to be part of Chemistry Day, at the terrific science blogging network at the Scientific American.
Blog super editor Bora Zivkovic decided to dedicate today to my favorite field of science. Not because of me (although, yes, totally, it should be about me). Or possibly, Chemistry Day – as Bora suggests- should be to honor the International Year of Chemistry and the ongoing World Chemistry Congress in San Juan, Puerto Ric0.
My own post is about carbon dioxide, as a murder weapon in small (long shoremen) and large scale (planetary) experiments. But my purpose here is to celebrate the incredible range of smart writing about chemistry across the network. From Jennifer’s Oullette’s Teetering on the Edge of Chaos to Matt Hartings’ Cooking up Some Chemistry Inside a Cell to Carmen Drahl’s What’s in a Name? For Chemists, Their Field’s Soul to David Kroll’s Drugs From the Crucible of Nature to…well, you get the idea.
To paraphrase an old DuPont saying (and, I think, improve it) – it’s better reading through chemistry.