The First of July
James F. Ryan
Feedback from our readers
News in brief: business, government, science
||Computers in Chemistry
PC Hardware Upgrades Often Involve Close Choices
Buy new or enhance the old?
It comes down to specific costs.
Terrance A. Rooney
||Lab Products Notebook
Vendor-Customer Partnering: A Case History
How one pharmaceutical R&D company worked with a software provider to upgrade its LIMS.
Meetings, conferences, and short courses
||The Chemist's Bookshelf
Clare Gerlach, Mark S. Lesney
Mergers Are Surging
The trillion-dollar trend is affecting
thousands of chemical professionals.
John K. Borchardt
Is Candy Dandy for Your Heart?
Recent research has cast chocolate
in a new antioxidant-rich light.
Mary Ann Ryan
How to Resurrect the Roth IRA Tax Break
Also: The ins and outs of index funds;
the value of variable annuities .
||Regulations and You
Environmental Issues Reign
on Canadian-U.S. Border
Hazardous waste control requires
||The Way We Were
Civil War Spurred Chemical Enterprise
Gunpowder and medicine were key contributions
of a youthful chemical industry to the
bloody conflict of the 1860s.
David M. Kiefer
||Profiles in Chemistry
Canada's "Dr. Wizard"
The 1999 ACS Grady-Stack Award winner has written
his first book and will be heading a new office.
New products, literature, and Web sites
Humorous tales from readers' labs and lives. . .
plus a cartoon.