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Ep. 9 - I’m ready for the world

Graduate students handle myriad challenges, including a labmate’s annoying habit and loneliness when transplanted into a foreign country. C&EN reporters Kerri Jansen, Matt Davenport, and Linda Wang spoke to several international Ph.D. candidates to learn how they stay motivated, productive, and find balance amid the chaos. Register for the Nobel Prize predictions webinar at “The Zeppelin” by Blue Dot...


Ep. 8: High-octane chemistry news trivia competition (Live)

Three of chemistry’s rising stars joined us on stage at the ACS national meeting in Boston for a light-hearted look at some of this summer’s most buzzworthy chemistry news. Luisa Whittaker-Brooks (University of Utah), Staff Sheehan (Catalytic Innovations and the Air Company), and Jillian Dempsey (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)—all members of C&EN’s Talented 12 this year or in past years—went head-to-head in our quiz show that covered everything from avocados to ZIF-8, a metal...


Ep. 7: The good ones don’t dare to touch

The European X-ray Free Electron Laser recently came online as the biggest and brightest source of X-rays on planet Earth. This will allow chemists to do groundbreaking research, but with great science comes great responsibility. In our latest Stereo Chemistry podcast, C&EN contributing editor Mark Peplow visits the X-ray facility to learn about its growing pains, its staff’s unique approach to keeping it running, and some of its early successes. “Kitty In The Window” by Podington Bear is...


Ep. 6 - Everything will be druggable

Although genome sequencing has helped scientists reveal proteins wreaking havoc in our bodies, that doesn’t guarantee scientists can invent the drugs to take them down. Depending on who you talk to, up to 85% of the human proteome is currently “undruggable,” meaning these proteins lack easy-to-find pockets where therapeutics, such as small molecules, can bind. But a wave of biotech companies, each one armed with new technology, has arrived to tackle the problem. Industry and academic...


Ep. 5: A story told in bones

Our bones contain chemical information about our diet, our behavior, and even our geographic origin. With the right tools, scientists can decode that information to learn about the past lives behind skeletal remains. Christine France of the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute uses stable isotope ratio analysis to help anthropologists answer questions about possible 18th-century pirates and more. Sign up for C&EN’s newsletter at Stereo Chemistry is published...


Episode 2: Chemistry is not immune from sexual harassment

In September, C&EN published a cover story on sexual harassment in chemistry. In the second episode of Stereo Chemistry, host Kerri Jansen talks with sexual harassment survivors and the C&EN reporters behind that cover story to learn what has changed—and what hasn’t—in the months since we released that story. Listener discretion is advised. Read C&EN’s cover story Confronting Sexual Harassment in Chemistry at Information on the Science of Sexual Harassment symposium and...


Episode 1: Well, what are they good for, Omar?

In our first full-length episode of Stereo Chemistry, we sit down with some of the leaders and up-and-comers in the field of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to figure out why these materials are so hot right now. Subscribe to C&EN's weekly newsletter to stay up to date with the chemistry news you need to know: Stereo Chemistry is published by C&EN, the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. Contact us at “What Have You Done” by Lee...


Stereo Chemistry Promo II: Bibi, C&EN's Bono

We’re launching a new podcast, Stereo Chemistry, on Feb. 28. To get ready for that launch, reporters Matt Davenport and Kerri Jansen sat down with C&EN Editor-in-Chief, Bibiana Campos-Seijo, to hear her vision for the podcast and the future of the C&EN empire. Hosted by Kerri Jansen and Matt Davenport Written and produced by Matt Davenport


Stereo Chemistry Promo I: Fishin’ in the desert

C&EN is launching a new podcast, Stereo Chemistry, on Feb. 28. To give you a little nibble of what to expect, hosts Matt Davenport and Kerri Jansen joined C&EN senior business editor, Melody Bomgardner, to learn how chemistry is helping support a sustainable fish farm in Idaho's Magic Valley. Stereo Chemistry is published by C&EN, the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. Contact us at Hosted by Kerri Jansen, Matt Davenport, and Melody Bomgardner Written by...