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Volume 86, Number 12: March 24, 2008

News of the Week

Financial Turmoil Worries Industry

Possible recession, high raw material costs likely to squeeze chemical profits in 2008.

Radical Source

Hydroxyl radicals born from excited nitrogen dioxide and water.

Data Duping

South Korean researchers admit to fabricating data in two papers.

Mixed Impact Of Cutting CO2

Large range of outcomes possible from legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Heparin Contaminant Is Chondroitin Sulfate

FDA identifies adulterant in drug lots associated with adverse reactions.

NIH Seeks Input On Public Access

Research agency holds meeting to hear from stakeholders.

Extrasolar Gas Discovered

Astronomers thrilled at sighting of methane on distant planet. With Video


Science for Sale

Interactions between academia and businesses could affect the future of scientific research

ACS News

ACS Comment

Engaging a global scientific community

Focus On Diversity

ACS's new Statement on Diversity underscores society's commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Planetary Science

An artist's rendering of a planet passing in front of a distant star.

Remote Control

Two videos of a jellyfish, an ultraviolet light, and a pipette tip.

The Departments



» Business

March 24, 2008

Eyeing The Move Back To China

Chinese-born chemists confront difficult choices when they consider moving back to their country.

Encapsulating A New Business

In a strategy shift, specialty paper maker Appleton offers encapsulation technology to the market.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

March 24, 2008

Destroying VX

Activists fear the Army's 1,000-mile shipments of neutralized VX wastewater may be endangering the public and environment.

Multidisciplinary Research Funding

Foundations, government agencies respond to research trend, but experts say more support is called for.

Tempers Flare Over Combustible Dust

OSHA refuses to issue mandatory standards, but House members introduce legislation.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

March 24, 2008

Switches For The Body Electric

Double-bond isomerization makes new ways to control nerve impulses available. With Videos

Heparin Unveiled

Complex polysaccharide facilitates more than just blood thinning.

Water On Fire Makes Scientists Burn

Radio-wave-induced water dissociation isn't a miracle, they say

Science & Technology Concentrates

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