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Vol. 36, No. 1 February/March 2018
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2 Connecting Chemistry and Art
Sometimes modern techniques for analyzing matter yields images
so striking they resemble fine art.
4 Open for Discussion: Does it Matter How You Got
to School Today?
By Michael Tinnesand
19 As a Matter of Fact
Ocean Acidification and Chemical Signaling.
5 The Cool Chemistry of Dry Ice
By Brian Rohrig
It is not really dry, and it certainly isn’t ice, but solid carbon dioxide
is commonly available and always interesting to investigate.
8 Pathway to Pain Relief
By Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup
Understanding how pain is transmitted in our bodies is key to finding
modern medicines that can stop the uncomfortable sensation.
10 Acidic Seas: How Carbon Dioxide is Changing the Oceans
By George Hale
Changes in our global atmosphere are adding carbon dioxide to the
air we breathe, and also to our oceans. Find out about the far-reaching effects to the underwater world.
Spanish translation available online!
13 Eat the Wrapper—An Edible Solution for Wasteful
By Courtney Bricker-Anthony
Food containers and packaging generate a lot of garbage. New
technology may allow us to make this problem much more palatable.
16 Indigo: The “Blue” in Blue Jeans
By Jeffrey Deakin and Raymond Cooper
There is some complex chemistry behind everyone’s favorite
clothing choice. How indigo dye is made involves both ancient
roots and modern advances.
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