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  • Malcolm Renfrew dies at 103; chemist helped develop Teflon

    Chemist Malcolm Renfrew never imagined that his work would one day become synonymous with the nonstick frying pan. As a young man in the 1930s he dreamed of acting and joined a traveling tent show. The tent, however, burned down, which sent Renfrew back...
  • Frederick Sanger dies at 95; biochemist revolutionized DNA sequencing

    DNA and proteins are arguably the most important components of the cells of living creatures. Both are produced by stringing together long chains of individual molecules — amino acids in the case of proteins and nucleotides in DNA. Understanding...
  • Chemists discover secret to dark chocolate's health benefits

    Chemists discover secret to dark chocolate's health benefits
    For years, chocolate lovers have remained blissfully unaware of the precise reason bittersweet dark chocolate seems to improve cardiovascular health. At least until, now that is. On Tuesday, researchers at meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS)...
  • What makes a Nobel laureate?

    This year's Nobel Prizes are being unveiled this week. Are there any predictors that point to who will be selected? Here's George Beadle's (medicine, 1958) response: "Study diligently. Respect DNA. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Avoid women and politics. That'...
  • USC's Nobel Prize-winning chemist credits curiosity, simplicity

    USC chemistry professor Arieh Warshel can thank curiosity and weak computers for the Nobel prize in chemistry he won Wednesday. To figure out the blazingly fast chemical ballet performed by the body’s proteins, Warshel had to form questions that...
  • 'Breaking Bad' chemistry is good science, yo

    'Breaking Bad' chemistry is good science, yo
    The cast of AMC's Breaking Bad has always had great chemistry, as the Emmy's have noted, but is the science any good? Organic chemist Donna Nelson of the University of Oklahoma hopes so. She's the one who has made sure the methamphetamine musings penned...
  • Album review: Amir ElSaffar's 'Alchemy' connects cultures

    Jazz is built on exploring tradition, but nobody goes deeper with the idea than Iraqi American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar. Long recognized for tapping a Middle Eastern melodic structure called the maqam, ElSaffar works with the Sumerian/Babylonian modes that...
  • Prep sports profile: Nicole Bernardi and Baylee Panfil

    Prep sports profile: Nicole Bernardi and Baylee Panfil
    In their senior season, Andrew High School volleyball players Nicole Bernardi and Baylee Panfil are focused on fostering chemistry on a team of mostly young players. Hoping to build upon last season’s trip to the regional semifinals, both Bernardi...
  • Review: 'Chemistry' has good elements but ultimately fizzles

     Review: 'Chemistry' has good elements but ultimately fizzles
    Like the put-upon pharmacist at its center, the neo-noirish suburban comedy "Better Living Through Chemistry," co-written and co-directed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier, is a bit of a cheat — and goes soft in the clutch. Said druggist Doug...
  • Annapolis makes it onto the big screen in 'Better Living Through Chemistry'

    Annapolis makes it onto the big screen in 'Better Living Through Chemistry'
    Filmmakers David Posamentier and Geoff Moore knew Annapolis was the perfect place to make their movie when someone heaved a trash can through a plate-glass window — and no one made a peep. The someone was actor Sam Rockwell, who stars in "Better...
  • Kayla Thigpen: Palm Beach girls basketball Player of the Year Class 8A-7A-6A

    Kayla Thigpen: Palm Beach girls basketball Player of the Year Class 8A-7A-6A
    Going to and from sleepovers comes with being a high school girl. Kayla Thigpen wanted to make the most of those sleepovers. Thigpen, a transfer from Atlantic, used it to learn about her new teammates. "Me as a person, I am trying to get chemistry...