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“Grain Philosophy of Science” by Roald Hoffmann

  I have a special treat for readers today! I have mentioned before that one of my greatest role models is Dr. Roald Hoffmann (below), the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Emeritus at Cornell University. He was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for helping develop the Woodward–Hoffmann rules, which contributed greatly to our understanding of

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An Autumn Science Poem

There is no need to explain the inspiration behind this post. The smell of pumpkin spice, the ubiquity of boots and scarves, and the obvious changes in the Earth herself, all herald the magical season that a recent Onion article referred to as “the Northern Hemisphere’s annual tilt away from the sun.” There’s a lot of interesting chemistry

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