Profiles and Q&As

Chemist by Training, Explorer by Heart | Q&A with NASA Materials Chemist

ACS CHEMMATTERS MAGAZINE Yajaira Sierra-Sastre is always looking for new worlds to explore. As a young girl growing up in Puerto Rico, she gazed at stars through a clear night sky. “My first passion was for anything related to astronomy and planets and stars and space,” she says. Sierra-Sastre fell in love with science during … Continue reading Chemist by Training, Explorer by Heart | Q&A with NASA Materials Chemist

Extreme Adventures and Saving the Planet | Q&A With a Sustainable Chemist

ACS CHEMMATTERS Laura Hoch’s career began with a murder. Well, not a real murder—a murder-mystery game staged by her high school chemistry teachers in central Pennsylvania. “There would be all these clues, and then you put together a forensic report based on all you’ve been able to find out by analyzing stuff,” she says. “It … Continue reading Extreme Adventures and Saving the Planet | Q&A With a Sustainable Chemist

‘Symbiosis/Dysbiosis’ VR art installation will let you see, feel, hear the invisible

MASSIVE SCIENCE Tosca Terán and Sara Lisa Vogl speak with Massive about stimulating senses in their art Nature can feel you. Its roots, leaves, and vegetative filaments don’t sense with fingertips or retinas. But they can feel your approach and touch, react accordingly. In a forthcoming art installation for the Goethe-Institut’s New Nature project, a … Continue reading ‘Symbiosis/Dysbiosis’ VR art installation will let you see, feel, hear the invisible

Anuses can have teeth, farts can be weapons, butts can be homes: an interview with a farts expert

MASSIVE SCIENCE Zoologist and butt book author Dani Rabaiotti on the worst fart she ever smelled and what new fart research she’d like to see You’re probably here for the same reason I am: because farts are amazing. A single pffff, poot, or squeak, can plug nostrils, crack smiles, and break tensions. I want to … Continue reading Anuses can have teeth, farts can be weapons, butts can be homes: an interview with a farts expert