I follow this bloke called Tim Minchin on Twitter (@timminchin), you might have heard of him…he plays the piano and sings songs that are occasionally amusing.  Mr Minchin tweeted an article about the arguments global warming sceptics use and how they are all basically just wrong*.  It’s a fairly standard internet rant to be honest.  It seems fairly well researched and has some of those little superscript numbers which look like they might be references if I could be bothered to click on them…which I can’t (I’m brushing my teeth at this point… peer reviewed papers and toothpaste don’t mix well in my opinion).

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24
Feb
2012

Who says chemists don’t have a sense of humour?  You know how “funny” emails can get sent around an office despite the usual company policy of “If its funny don’t forward it – someone will get upset and we will get sued”.  These emails are usually either faintly offensive or contain many photo-shopped pictures of kittens.  Once you have seen one kitten in a teacup asking if it can “haz bizkit plz” you really have seen them all (trust me on this). Continue reading »

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23
Feb
2012

Hi…this is my first blog post so be gentle with me.  Today I was asked to do some “social networking for the good of the department”.  This all sounded quite ominous – conjured up images one of those cringe-worthy office parties where everyone has just worked out they have nothing in common and is studying the cracks in the ceiling to avoid starting a conversation.  Fortunately it turns out that we have just got a Twitter account…phew, no soggy canapés for me!  Follow us at @SurreyChemistry.

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