Happy (Belated) Halloween!

I’m a few days late, but there’s never a bad time to learn about the science of all things spooky. In my C&EN’s latest Speaking of Chemistry, I discuss the chemistry behind legendary creeps like mummies, ghosts, and vampires.

And I must say–I’m particularly proud of this one because it was recently featured on a UFO-themed news site. Now that’s interplanetary recognition.


Cow Chemistry: How A New Cattle Feed Additive May Help the Environment

My latest piece for Chemical & Engineering News touches on one of my favorite topics: cows! But you don’t have to have a Heifer obsession like myself to appreciate this research; Penn State agricultural scientists added a compound to cattle feed that reduced their methane output. Because methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, this could be one more tool to combat climate change.