ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: June 10, 2015
News Items in This Edition
Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence within a few years. Recurrences and tumor spreading are likely due to cancer stem cells that can be tough to kill with conventional cancer drugs. But now...
As many of the world’s nations prepare and implement plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say another critical factor needs to be considered. A new study has found for the first time that efforts...
The stuffy noses and sinus pressure of head colds are uncomfortable, but for most people, they go away within days. For those with chronic sinusitis, however, those symptoms and others drag on for weeks. Now scientists...
The rapid evolution of gadgets has brought us an impressive array of "smart" products from phones to tablets, and now watches and glasses. But they still haven't broken free from their rigid form. Now scientists...
For years, research on nuclear weapons has relied on old data, limited experiments and computer modeling. But this year, that pattern has changed. Scientists have run new experiments that simulate what...
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ACS Editors' Choice
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ACS National Meeting News
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Science Communication in the Digital Media Age
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 2-3 p.m. ET
Did you know that the online community /r/science, on Reddit has four times as many subscribers as the New York Times? Nathan Allen, one of the moderators of /r/science, shares how reaching a new generation will require scientists to communicate in a new manner. He also explains some of the rules of this new media landscape in this Webinar.
Toolkits on Global Challenges/Research Funding
Journalists covering some of the great global challenges of the 21st century and federal funding of research and development (R&D) can find videos and scores of other resources in websites that the American Chemical Society has prepared on those topics.
ACS Press Release Archive
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ACS Video of the Month
No, Your Microwave Isn't Dangerous - by Reactions
Kitchen know-it-alls beware! We’re going to fact check all those health warnings you’ve grown up with. We all want to take care of ourselves, but some of these myths can actually get in the way of good healthy decisions. Let's start with one we've heard a lot: microwaving your food zaps the nutritional value. Watch the video to find out why that's a load of malarkey
C&EN Video Spotlight
Insects may not be the most charismatic creatures on the planet, but what they lack in cuddliness, they make up for with chemical ingenuity. In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, Matt Davenport looks at three of the craziest six-legged chemists out there.
Science Elements is a podcast that makes cutting-edge scientific discoveries from ACS journals available to a broader public audience. Listen to the podcasts at www.acs.org/ScienceElements.
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