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Alyson Kenward

Alyson Kenward

Alyson Kenward studied chemistry at the University of Calgary. After five years of trying to keep yellow mixtures from turning orange, she decided it was time to swap her lab coat for a laptop and get down to the business of being a writer of all things science-related. Although she misses how her stir plates used to serenade her, she was happy to recall just how much she loves writing. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the central New Jersey wilderness.

April 13, 2010

Mordecai-Mark Mac Low is a curator of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

March 26, 2010

Researchers think your food products should be labeled according to how much water goes into producing them

February 25, 2010

Chemicals are kept alive in a laboratory with the life support of a mechanical breathing box.

February 12, 2010

Last year’s economic nosedive left the chemical industry scrambling for an essential solvent

February 6, 2010

We’re in the midst of a helium shortage, so let’s save what we can for science

January 15, 2010

In their quest for world’s tallest peaks, many climbers use a drug to manipulate the acid-base chemistry in their bodies

November 13, 2009

Researchers may improve antibiotics by targeting nitric oxide in bacteria

September 24, 2009

New virus sculptures explore the public perception of scientific images.


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