Latest International Year of Chemistry Stories

2011-09-14 22:00:13

Scientists are reporting development of three promising formulations that could be used in a vaccine to treat methamphetamine addiction – one of the most serious drug abuse problems in the United States. That's the topic of the latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series. Kim Janda, Ph.D., and colleagues note that methamphetamine use and addiction cost the U.S. more than $23 billion annually due to...

2011-02-01 12:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent leaders in the fields of chemical engineering, science, industry and academia convened today for a high-level panel discussion to examine solutions to the pressing issues of energy, safe food and water and human health, at the U.S. launch event for the International Year of Chemistry. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/american-chemistry-council/48369/ The United...

2011-01-27 07:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 2011 has been designated the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) by the United Nations, and BASF is supporting the initiative in many different ways. Due to begin officially in Paris on January 27 under the motto "Chemistry: Our life, our future," the IYC is intended among other things to encourage an interest in chemistry among young people and to promote a deeper understanding of chemistry's fundamental importance. "Many of the...

2011-01-25 09:39:30

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is offering students, teachers and others the chance to win cash cards and an iPad, iPod Touch and iPod Nano in a contest to fill in empty dates in its popular IYC-365 online calendar. Called the "365: Chemistry for Life Contest," it is part of ACS' celebration of the International Year of Chemistry. ACS purposely left some days without content, as an invitation to the public to help fill in the gaps, and participate in the IYC. Entries should consist of...

2011-01-14 08:38:02

What: The United Nations has designated 2011 the "International Year of Chemistry (IYC)" "” a global celebration of chemistry and its contributions to the world around us. This worldwide initiative is being celebrated under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and features activities conducted by countries, such as the United States, that adhere to these...

2010-12-01 00:19:36

Events Across City Planned to Engage Public in Value of Chemistry Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) November 30, 2010 The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) http://www.chemheritage.org along with venues across the city will host the U.S. opening week of the United Nations International Year of Chemistry or IYC http://www.chemistry2011.org in America. The purpose of IYC is to celebrate the value and relevance of chemistry to the world and show the public about the importance of this science. "We...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.