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  • Decisions, decisions. There’s a lot to think about when moving on from a postdoctoral position and Shira Joudan takes us through the considerations that led to her ultimately taking a tenure-track position in a new city.

    • Shira Joudan
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  • Bruce Gibb suggests that chemists can play a central role in democratizing access to energy by focusing on common elements.

    • Bruce C. Gibb
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  • Michelle Francl explores how glass revolutionized chemistry.

    • Michelle Francl
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  • In early 2020, Shira Joudan was in the final stages of her PhD when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Despite the challenging circumstances, she graduated, found a postdoc position and will begin her independent academic career in early 2023.

    • Shira Joudan
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  • Bruce C. Gibb offers some suggestions to chemists for how they can help save the world, one nudge at a time.

    • Bruce C. Gibb
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  • Bruce C. Gibb suggests it’s time to put student testing to the test and that everyone should be given the space they need to succeed.

    • Bruce C. Gibb
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  • Michelle Francl explores how chemists put line structures to work.

    • Michelle Francl
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  • Bruce C. Gibb reminds us that buffers are not necessarily innocent bystanders and that they can bind to biomacromolecules too.

    • Bruce C. Gibb
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  • Michelle Francl reminds #ChemistsWhoCook to look at the chemistry behind the cooking.

    • Michelle Francl
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  • The periodic table of elements should be celebrated not only for the order it brings, but also for the fascinating stories underlying this icon of science, suggests Juris Meija.

    • Juris Meija
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  • A diverse group of people with a range of skills is required to be successful in academia, just as it is in team sports, argues Bruce C. Gibb.

    • Bruce C. Gibb
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  • Ellis McCarver and Michelle Francl want to turn up the volume of the voices of marginalized chemists.

    • Michelle Francl
    • Ellis McCarver
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  • The hole in the ozone layer is a huge warning sign that society is in danger of ignoring, argues Bruce C. Gibb, who reflects on the legacy of Paul Crutzen and the Anthropocene.

    • Bruce C. Gibb
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  • Michelle Francl wonders what the future will think of her office.

    • Michelle Francl
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  • We’re in the middle of an energy revolution, argues Bruce C. Gibb, and chemistry is an integral part of it.

    • Bruce C. Gibb
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  • Michelle Francl wonders if scientists ought to pen poetry.

    • Michelle Francl
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  • If you feel like shifting your attention away from what’s happening here on planet Earth in 2020 for a moment, join Bruce C. Gibb on a tour through the chemistry of the largest planet in the Solar System.

    • Bruce C. Gibb
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  • Michelle Francl wonders if it is time to rethink the naming of units.

    • Michelle Francl
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  • There are plenty of online resources to ensure that learning can continue for students who cannot access universities during a pandemic, but what options are there for practical aspects of science courses? Daren J. Caruana, Christoph G. Salzmann and Andrea Sella offer a manifesto for home-based experiments.

    • Daren J. Caruana
    • Christoph G. Salzmann
    • Andrea Sella
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  • Despite the romantic mythology that often accompanies stories of scientific discovery, pinpointing the exact moment in history when a new concept emerged is often a matter of debate — and the hydrogen bond is no exception explains Bruce C. Gibb.

    • Bruce C. Gibb
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