Monthly Archives: March 2016

On the Issue of Bomb Detection

C&EN a publication by the American Chemical Society of which i was formerly a member of recently published an article on their website about the explosive used in the Brussels and Paris bombings called TriAcetoneTriPeroxide or TATP, the article entitled “Explosive used in Brussels isn’t hard to detect” looks at methods for detecting the explosive

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Our Views on Science Education.

I was recently linked to a video about the Board of Education for the State of Alabama continuing to add a statement about the “controversy” of evolution. So lets clarify some stances, it is the belief of those behind The Amateur Scientist that Science Education should teach the science as it is understood and practiced

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On “Splenda Cancer” and other Junk Science Stories

I was going to make a post expressing the various flaws in the recent Ramazzi Institute study but I found a far better written and well thought out article on Forbes by Emily Willingham showing some of the major flaws and omissions in the study. Of Note according to information from the Author the 500

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