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World Refugee Day: A Look at Four Syrian Scientists

Monday, June 20, 2016

Today is World Refugee Day. Fifteen years after the establishment of this international day by the United Nations, supporting the plight of refugees around the world is more crucial than ever.The Syrian crisis has forced more than half of the country’s population to be displaced. Four and a half million refugees have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, and over 350,000 to...

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Keeping People Safe from Chemicals and Chemicals Safe from People

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

From medicine to agriculture chemicals have saved lives, been at the forefront of pioneering innovations, and fed the world. But although chemicals hold promise, their use also bears great risk. It is our responsibility to protect people from chemicals and chemicals from people.On the night of December 2nd, 1984, gallons of cleaning water flowed through the wrong pipes of a Union Carbide...

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Earth Day: Magnolias and Memories

Friday, April 22, 2016

This year, on Earth day, I encourage you not to look at trees from a purely scientific view, but to incorporate that view with one that includes your broader experiences and memories.One of my favorite memories as a child was climbing the magnolia tree that sat off to the side of my father’s house in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its limbs long and reaching, buds and blossoms interspersed...

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