While we’re taking a short break (tl;dr there’s a lot of stuff cooking behind the scenes – I’ll talk about it shortly), my news feeds are going berserk with chemistry news here’s the highlights:
BP is dumping chemicals in the gulf designed to break up the oil spill, but there are questions about efficacy and how carefully they have been tested. Does this mean that the Gulf of Mexico is now the world’s largest beaker?
Meanwhile, research is showing that chemicals in bananas may be effective against HIV? Take all medical research with a grain of salt, kids.
And on the battlefield, chemistry is making MREs tastier. I suppose that since MREs are a stew of chemistry already, adding more can’t hurt.