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Dogs Teach Chemistry

(YouTube link) Paige and Dexter demonstrate how chemical bonds form. That’s what you do when your human is a chemist! Now, that’s a good dog -both of them. -via Boing Boing

Preserving Smelly History

We can preserve and experience historical sights and sounds. But how do we know what, for example, Eighteenth Century Manhattan smelled like? Thanks to technologies developed by the perfume industry, there are now ways to preserve smells so that future generations can experience them: A pioneer of this approach is Roman Kaiser, a Swiss fragrance chemist [...]

Internet Database of Periodic Tables

Chemist Mark Leach has a website filled with dozens of different periodic tables. Pictured above is one that illustrates Madelung’s Rule addressing electron sequencing. I have no idea what that means. Fortunately, there is another, more understandable periodical table filled with pretty elephants. Link via The Presurfer | Image: Mark Leach