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2013-04-09 11:23:36

After walking hand-in-hand as partners for centuries, cooking and chemistry now are sprinting ahead in a collaboration that is producing new taste sensations and unimaginable delights for the palate. That's the word from a renowned expert on chemistry and cooking who spoke here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. "Modernist or experimental cooking is the interface between the kitchen and the...

2012-03-27 11:47:59

With an understanding of science and technology growing ever more important for full participation in a democratic society, the world's largest scientific society today is holding a special symposium on how scientists can better communicate their work to the public. The American Chemical Society (ACS), which has more than 164,000 members, will host the event, "Communicating Chemistry to the Public," as part of its 243rd National Meeting & Exposition, being held here. It begins at 1...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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