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I Love Science Because…

When I thought about who to profile for this blog, my colleague Chuck Kazarian came to mind. Chuck is an Applications Chemist within our Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Center of Excellence. Admi...

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One Hot Summer and a Glimpse into the Future

For maximum effect, I probably should have written this on October 21st 2015, but I’d like to take you back to the future. Or rather, back to a time when I shared a glimpse of the future, with my coll...

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What’s Your Poison?

What's your poison? It is one of those phrases people often use without stopping to think about the meaning (an English idiom: used to ask somebody what they’d like to drink). It is thought to origina...

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Fracking and Regulation: A Controversial Issue

If you’ve been watching the presidential candidate debates over the past several weeks and news over the past several years, you’ve probably heard the term ‘fracking’ come up at least once. Fracking i...

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Little Green Chromeleon Monsters Inside Your Lab

We have a green animal in our company that we all love and cherish. Most humans are not fond of lizards, and it is true that chameleons are not the cuddliest type of animals compared to kittens or pup...

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There’s a Ghost in the GC-MS Machine!

Talking about ghosts, zombies, and witchcraft is enormously popular these days, and we are chiming in on the hype today by talking about ghost peaks in GC and GC-MS.We thought we could get away with i...

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Pesticides and the Environment: What’s in My Apple?

Before biting into an apple, I run it under tap water and thoroughly wipe it with a towel. But sometimes I still wonder, with that first bite, whether I’m ingesting any chemicals or mysterious agricul...

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Me and Mr. Gauss: A Chromatographic Love Story

One of my favourite songs of all time is Me and Mrs. Jones, by Billie Paul. It is quite simply magnificent! Nerdy as I am, it resonates in my head as “me and Mr. Gauss”, especially when I am in a spot...

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Renewable Biofuels, Here to Stay?

I was recently at an intersection waiting for the stop light to change when I spotted a vehicle with a Flexfuel decal. Having been desensitized by a plethora of Clean Air decals for hybrid and electri...

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1,4 Dioxane and the Environment

I recently came across a National Science Foundation video (link to NSF page with video) about 1,4 dioxane in North Carolina’s Cape Fear River Basin. This compound is a synthetic industrial chemical t...

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Two Fall Oil And Gas Conferences You May Find of Value

It’s autumn in North America, with thoughts of upcoming holidays stirring our emotions of long-standing traditions, reunions, and good cheer. This time of year also signals another long-standing tradi...

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