Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

U.S. 04/18/19, 17:28

A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said.The Vermont liberal arts college said that it's investigating under the terms of its faculty misconduct policy."This ...

Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments

Europe 12/07/18, 05:40

Winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry say that excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field.Frances Arnold from the United States and Gregory Winter of Britain made the comments Friday ahead of Monday's presentation of the prize.The ...

Mount Vernon students experiment with science

Science 10/24/18, 13:16

MOUNT VERNON — Students in Shaunna Holcomb’s LaVenture Middle School classroom on Monday spent the day learning all about chemistry.“It’s explosive and dangerous and we are going to make it in your classroom,” said Skagit Valley College chemistry professor Roxi Smith as students prepared to experiment with electrolysis.In honor of ...

Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

Science 10/22/18, 01:13

Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died. He was 90.His alma mater Nagasaki University said Monday that Shimomura died Friday of natural causes.Shimomura and two American scientists shared the 2008 Nobel prize for the discovery and development of a jellyfish protein that contributed ...

Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack

Amazing 10/17/18, 12:49

The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated bicycle rack slot. George Smith learned this month that he will share this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry with two other scientists. Other schools have recognized their Nobel laureates with a dedicated parking space, but the ...

2 students suffer burns in chem accident at NYC high school

New York 10/05/18, 17:15

Two teenage girls have suffered burns in a chemistry experiment at a New York City high school.The accident happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Bronx International High School.WABC-TV reports that the two students suffered burns to their faces, arms and hands when vapors from a bottle of alcohol ...

3 scientists from US and Britain awarded chemistry Nobel Prize

News 10/03/18, 06:06

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):11:45 a.m.The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to two researchers in the United States and one in Britain.Half of the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize was designated for Frances Arnold of Caltech in Pasadena for work that has ...

US, British scientists win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Europe 10/03/18, 01:11

Three researchers who "harnessed the power of evolution" to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to new drugs and biofuels have been named winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry.Half of the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize goes to Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology. The other half ...

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