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#RealTimeChem Week 2015: Blog Carnival Day 1 Round-Up

By: , Posted on: October 20, 2015

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Hi everyone!

Happy Monday and happy #RealTimeChem Week! Off to a great start over on twitter, and here is a first day wrap-up of some interesting things from the blogosphere.

There are no prognosticators out there yet. But as Professor Farnsworth would say, “The Future is Now!”… so we’ll hope to see some #FutureTimeChem posts in the coming days.

On the other hand, Good News, Everyone! There’s lots of great #OldTimeChem going on:

• From Michael Seery ‏(@seerymk), really interesting stuff and a syllabus from 1748, in“William Cullen and the early teaching of chemistry

• Lots of great coverage over the past week of Thomas Jefferson’s long walled-up Chemistry Lab at University of Virginia (via NPR and Buzzfeed, for instance – h/t Luis Sanchez (@luis_sanchez)

• Rik ‏(@NNNS_chemistry) goes back even further than that, making a variety of stops to try and discover “The oldest chemical lab in existence

• From Peter Kenny (@pwk2013), going back in time all the way to a rather creepy Paris (just right for the Halloween spirit), in “Halogen bonding and the curious case of the poisoned dogs

And… in what I’ll call #CurrentTimeChem:

• Today’s @CompoundChem winner is Chelsea Sutcliffe. See the graphic on her fascinating research into how isotopes can help in the hunt for life, and read more here

Finally, can’t resist—my vote for Tweet of the Day, from Laura van Laeren (@lauravlaeren):

Get a refresher on the #OldTimeChem & #FutureTimeChem here, and more about the awesome badges from Nicola Burton (formerly on Twitter as @Elements_UD and creator of Elements Unleashed) AND the great prizes from @RealTimeChem for top tweets this week, here! You can also follow along the discussion on social media, using hashtag #RealTimeChem.

Did I miss anything? Email me at Thanks to all the Day 1 Bloggers and Tweeters, and happy chemistrying!

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