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Compound Interest: This Week In Chemistry

Compound Interest: This Week In Chemistry

Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher from Cambridge, England, has created this site as a way to examine the chemical compounds we encounter on a day to day basis. With a keen eye to graphic design, Brunning's posts often feature or are accompanied by engaging graphics intended for educational purposes. For example, Brunning has crafted a wonderful category called This Week in Chemistry, in which he presents a colorful infographic with approximately five articles and studies from the weekly news that have discussed chemistry in an accessible and fun manner. During the Week of March 13 - 19, 2016, the compounds behind parmesan's signature taste were uncovered and new research revealed the mechanism behind the formation of calcite biomineral found in seashells. Each infographic is available for download as a one-page PDF and may be shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license.

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