- C&EN's Andrea Widener covers the NSF physical scientist unemployment numbers, which show that doctoral physical scientist have a 2.1% unemployment rate in 2013; perhaps we should not be comparing a group of 100% Ph.D.s to a labor force that has some members without bachelors or even high school degrees?
- I see ACS CEO Madeleine Jacobs will have a new position as head of the society of scientific societies. (article by Susan Ainsworth)
- This potential compound to protect nerve cells from blast injury is interesting -- it would be interesting to know its physical properties and bioavailability. (article by Lauren Wolf)
- Interesting review of a book about the early days of birth control pills by Audra Wolfe.
- George Washington, scientist? (which Thomas Paine is that? the pamphlet writer?)
- Nice to see a Ph.D. chemist was involved with the helium reserve decisions by Congress. (article by Laura Pence.)
Monday, September 22, 2014
This week's C&EN
A variety of interesting tidbits: