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March 2019
GOVERNMENT

The office of Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, released its first annual report on March 11. The document outlines a variety of...

March 2019
MATERIALS

Despite their close proximity in the periodic table, silicon and diamond might seem to occupy very different niches within the hierarchy of valuable materials.

February 2019
METALS

Let me tell you a little personal anecdote. About twenty-five years ago I was asked by a local library to give some lectures to the public. Since I had always been interested...

February 2019
EDUCATION

Steve MacNeil has been thinking a lot about how his students are thinking about their thinking in chemistry. Yes, that’s right. The act of thinking or reflecting about one’s own ways of thinking...

January 2019
MILESTONES

“The fact is that science is having a colossal effect on the world scene, and as a result we cannot responsibly opt out of the debate on world affairs.”

January 2019
OBITUARY

Most chemists today could scarcely imagine a world where they could not simply turn to a catalogue to find the specialized chemicals they need for their work.