ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - January/February 2016

ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - January/February 2016

ACCN (L’Actualité chimique canadienne) the Canadian Chemical News presents national stories from the chemical sciences and chemical engineering sectors. Published six times a year, ACCN features cutting-edge scientific discoveries as well as the latest innovations from industry. Insightful columns and breaking news stories embrace all aspects of the Canadian chemistry scene: its personalities and companies, government policy and academic breakthroughs. ACCN’s regular lineup of in-depth feature stories showcases the problem-solving abilities of chemists and chemical engineers and their embrace of the biggest challenges facing society today, from energy, food and water security to advances in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Shari Forbes has been a key proponent in the development of Australia's first “body farm,” one of a handful of research sites where the natural processes responsible for biochemical decomposition of donated human and animal cadavers is formally studied in an outdoor setting. Photo credit: Terry Clinton
When a corpse isn’t subjected to embalming and is buried without­ a casket, the body’s own bacteria­ take over the role of decomposition­, ensuring­ that we return to the earth as nutrients.

Blond, bubbly and blessed with an irresistible Aussie accent, Shari Forbes understands why people might not see her as someone who would spend her time scattering dead bodies around a fiel...

In the run-up to the May 2013 provincial election in British Columbia, Premier Christy Clark announced an optimistic new economic plan. One of the...

Laboratory experiments can be stressful at the best of times.