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Volunteers Needed for 31st Annual Chemathon at UMD

Contributed by Kim Morehouse The Thirty-first Annual Chemathon will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The Chemathon is an annual chemistry competition for high school chemistry students in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The Chemathon competition is organized by a committee of area high school chemistry […]

Motivated Reasoning and Science in Politics

What we feel actually changes what we see. There’s a whole branch of psychology that investigates this phenomena, and it has serious implications on science, and how science is used in policy and politics. It’s called “motivated reasoning,” and you’re probably already familiar with one version of it. Back in […]

The Triple Point: Vaccines, Personal Freedom, and Public Safety

Last month, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a health advisory while they investigated “a multi-state outbreak of measles associated with travel to Disneyland Resort Theme Parks.”  Over 150 people around the country have been infected from the recent outbreak of a disease that the CDC considered “eliminated” from […]

The Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference is Coming This July

By Christina Briddell, ACS Green Chemistry Institute The 19th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference (GC&E), hosted by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®, will be held July 14-16, 2015 at the North Bethesda Marriot, N. Bethesda MD. GC&E 2015 is happening in your backyard and we encourage you to take this […]