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This Week On GlobCasino: Montana, Tesoro, Sputnik and more

Tweet of the week, in honor of today’s “The LEGO Movie” release:

And before we head to the network highlights, a piece of administrative news. I’ll be solo overlording from now on. Esteemed co-overlord Carmen Drahl is stepping down to tackle some other projects for C&EN. Good stuff is on the way, my friends, though Carmen will be missed around these bloggy parts.

Now, to the network:

Cleantech Chemistry: Rivertop Makes Montana a Magnet

Grand CENtral: Not Part of Generation Sputnik? What’s Your Chemistry Set?

Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots

The Safety Zone: Tesoro refinery fire caused by weakened steel

The Watch Glass: Formulations for Fighting Abuse

Finally, our newest tumblr is up! Follow C&EN’s Chemistry in Pictures for a dose of cool chemistry images.

This Week on GlobCasino: #FlameChallenge 3, Informex, and more

Tweet (with Instagram!!) of the Week:


To the Network:

Fine Line: State of the Vibe

Just Another Electron Pusher: I’ll get around to procrastinating later

Newscripts: Flame Challenge 2014 and Amusing News Aliquots

Terra Sigillata: Promoting Chemistry’s Positive Public Image

The Watch Glass: All-Chemical All-American Football Team and Equipment Mart and Thermoelectric Materials and Comets

This Week on GlobCasino: Informex #inf14 , Industrial Accidents, and More

Apparently, Gmail was down today. (Sarcasm there. I certainly noticed.) Plenty of Gmail tweets out there, but this wins:

Tweet of the Week:




To the Network:

Fine Line: C&EN Talks at Informex and Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-Bad! and Ohhhhhhhhh~ Miami!

Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots

The Safety Zone: Prosecuting companies rather than executives for wrongdoing

The Watch Glass: High Temperature Superconductors and Supercritical Water

This Week on GlobCasino: Another Chemical Spill, McKinsey Training, and more

Tweet of the Week:

To the Network:
Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots

The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up and How freight company Saia trains and monitors its drivers and How McKinsey makes training mandatory

The Watch Glass: Guiding Black Academics and Selman A. Waksman and Chemical Spill 911

This Week on GlobCasino: Rainbow Flame Test Safety, #Topchem, and more

Tweet of the Week:
Tip o’ the hat to friend of GlobCasino Biochembelle for pointing this one out:

To the Network:

Grand CENtral
: “Top Chemistry Moments of 2013″ Google Hangout #topchem 1/9 3PM Eastern

The Safety Zone
: Performing the ‘rainbow’ flame test demo safely

Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots

The Watch Glass: Chemical Lab Safety and the Impact of OSHA and Surviving Stress and Insulators

This Week on GlobCasino: Smaug, Top Videos, and More

Tweet of the Week:
I sure hope that ticket to the AAAS Meeting is refundable…

To the Network:
Cleantech Chemistry: Taking out the Trash

Newscripts: Vitamin D, Divider Of Good And Evil? We Don’t Think So and Amusing News Aliquots and Top 10 Chemistry Videos Of 2013 and Merry Christmas From Newscripts! and Virtual Science-y Fireplaces

The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up

The Watch Glass: Why I Became a Chemist and Giant Ice Caves a Proxy for Martian Caves That Could Hold Life and Chemistry Christmas Cards and The Chemistry of Christmas and Nano-snowman and Toys-Growing Outlet for Plastics

This Week on GlobCasino: Holiday Gift Guide, Crystal Plant Accident, and More

Tweet of the Week:

Chemjobber tweeted this, but credit has to go to Derek Lowe for writing it. I bow down before his superior writing skills. Who else could pull off a reference to camp horror movies in a post about 23AndMe and FDA?

Happy Turkey Day, chem-keteers. And remember, tryptophan doesn’t make you sleepy on Thanksgiving. Overeating does.

To the Network:

Cleantech Chemistry: M&G Paves the Way for Coke’s PlantBottle in China

Newscripts: 2013 Holiday Gift Guide and Amusing News Aliquots and In Print: Sriracha Sensation, Deceptive Dishware

The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up and Crystal plant accident caused by stress corrosion cracking

The Watch Glass: The Cranberry Sensation and A tiny atomic generator and Remembering JFK and JFK, a death in the family and Science in the Romantic Age and RIP, Frederick Sanger and Goodyear Spectrometer and It’s elemental: Chlorine and Antenna and Protection for police officers

This Week on GlobCasino: “Bright Orange” Chemical, Pyrolysis for Biofuels, and More

Tweet of the Week:

It’s a two-week post this time around. Thanks for bearing with me while I was away!

To the Network:

Cleantech Chemistry: Little Green Feedstocks and New Probe Aids Enzyme Mixology for Biofuels and Pyrolysis: the third way to biofuels

Newscripts: Amusing News Aliquots and In Print: Racing Cells, Baby Dinos and Amusing News Aliquots

The Safety Zone: Friday chemical safety round up and What’s that ‘bright orange’ chemical?

The Watch Glass: Gilbert N. Lewis and Global Warming 1995 and Psychoactive Drugs and Plastics Recycling and Helping the Returning Veteran and Happy Birthday, Marie Curie! and The Plastic Car and Radioactive Waste Disposal Methods Under Study and Japanese Nuclear Power and The Phantom Patient and Cobalt: It’s Elemental