25 Mar 04:57

Copper-Mediated Radical 1,2-Bis(trifluoromethylation) of Alkenes with Sodium Trifluoromethanesulfinate

by Bin Yang, Xiu-Hua Xu and Feng-Ling Qing

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Organic Letters
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00601
24 Mar 20:45

The Doggy Debate

24 Mar 20:42

fuck yeah dementia!!1!

by claudih
24 Mar 16:44

Bean: 1, Tourist: 0 — Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate Sculpture Fed-up with Chicago Weather

by Christopher Jobson


This photo pretty much sums up the feelings of an entire city as nearly 6 inches of snow fell on Chicago late this weekend. Local photographer PJANDSUNSHINE happened to be shooting by Kapoor’s Cloud Gate as tourists were snapping their own photos when the sculpture suddenly attacked. Hilariously perfect timing. (via Reddit, Instagram)

24 Mar 16:14

baked chickpeas with pita chips and yogurt

by deb

baked chickpeas with pita chips and yogurt

Nothing against barbecue-style baked beans, all tangy sauced and full of smoky burnt end drippings — hi summer, get here quick please — but I hardly see why navy beans get to have all of the fun. Where are the baked kidney beans, black-eyed peas and gigantes? Baking is a phenomenal way to cook dried beans and a great way to make something more complex of canned ones; when you start considering flavors, the sky, nay, the globe is the limit. I want these red beans slow-baked in a big casserole, scooped with tortilla chips. I want baked black beans heaped over tostones, braised white beans over Catalan-style tomato bread and I want what we had for dinner last night for the first time all over again, because it was perfect.

soak your chickpeas, or use cannedcook some onions and garlicadd drained chickpeas, spices, zestmessy pitas for chips

In an attempt to wean myself from my ongoing obsessive fixation on all things Tex-Mex — taco, tortilla, fajita and quesadilla — I didn’t get as far as it may seem. Sure, I spiked my baked chickpeas with Middle Eastern spices, but once I’d scooped them onto oven-crisped pita chips, dolloped it with lemon-tahini yogurt sauce, a finely chopped tomato-cucumber salad, well-toasted pine nuts, hot sauce and a fistful of chopped parsley, I realized I’d basically made Middle Eastern nachos. And I’m not even a little sorry.

mostly baked chickpeas

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27 Mar 04:00


We all remember those famous first words spoken by an astronaut on the surface of Mars: "That's one small step fo- HOLY SHIT LOOK OUT IT'S GOT SOME KIND OF DRILL! Get back to the ... [unintelligible] ... [signal lost]"
26 Mar 22:17

“I took a panoramic picture of our living room. But my cat...

“I took a panoramic picture of our living room. But my cat decided to walk through.” -Jannik Görtz

26 Mar 19:09

Are you still a coder?

by CommitStrip

26 Mar 12:51

Monolayer-Precision Synthesis of Molybdenum Sulfide Nanoparticles and Their Nanoscale Size Effects in the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

by Bora Seo, Gwan Yeong Jung, Young Jin Sa, Hu Young Jeong, Jae Yeong Cheon, Jeong Hyeon Lee, Ho Young Kim, Jin Chul Kim, Hyeon Suk Shin, Sang Kyu Kwak and Sang Hoon Joo

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ACS Nano
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b00786
26 Mar 11:38

Catalytic Asymmetric Direct-Type 1,4-Addition Reactions of Simple Amides

by Hirotsugu Suzuki, Io Sato, Yasuhiro Yamashita and Shu̅ Kobayashi

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b01943
25 Mar 17:01

Nickel-Catalyzed Regio- and Enantioselective Aminolysis of 3,4-Epoxy Alcohols

by Chuan Wang and Hisashi Yamamoto

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b01005
25 Mar 16:40

The Reinvention of Normal: A Fun Profile of Whimsical Inventor and Artist Dominic Wilcox

by Christopher Jobson

In this brief profile by filmmaker Liam Saint Pierre, we dive head-first into the strange mind of British artist and inventor Dominic Wilcox who’s been entertaining the world for years with his delightfully impractical ideas. His recent off-the-wall inventions include a stained glass driverless car, shoes with built-in GPS that guide you back home, and a giant listening device called Binaudios that mimic tourist binoculars for the purpose of listening to a city. “Let’s do the ridiculous and by doing the ridiculous something else might come of it,” Wilcox shares in the film, perfectly encapsulating his entire artistic practice. He also just published a book filled with comic-like sketches of his most outlandish ideas, Variations on Normal, which is available on his website. (via It’s Nice That)







25 Mar 15:26

A Softer World: 1217

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25 Mar 12:11

Reduced Graphene Oxide-Modified Carbon Nanotube/Polyimide Film Supported MoS2 Nanoparticles for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

by Yimin Jiang, Xin Li, Shengjiao Yu, Lingpu Jia, Xiaojuan Zhao, Chunming Wang

Efficient evolution of hydrogen through electrocatalysis at low overpotentials holds tremendous promise for clean energy. Herein, a highly active and stable MoS2 electrocatalyst is supported on reduced graphene oxide-modified carbon nanotube/polyimide (PI/CNT-RGO) film for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). The PI/CNT-RGO film allows the intimate growth of MoS2 nanoparticles on its surface. The nanosize and high dispersion of MoS2 nanoparticles provide a vast amount of available edge sites and the coupling of RGO and MoS2 enhances the electron transfer between the edge sites and the substrate, greatly improving the HER activity of PI/CNT-RGO-MoS2 film. The MoS2 with a smaller loading less than 0.04 mg cm−2 on the PI/CNT-RGO film exhibits excellent HER activities with a low overpotential of 0.09 V and large current densities, as well as good stability. The Tafel slope of 61 mV dec−1 reveals the Volmer–Heyrovsky mechanism for HER. Thus, this work paves a potential pathway for designing efficient MoS2-based electrocatalysts for HER.

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A reduced graphene oxide-modified carbon nanotube/polyimide-MoS2 film with a small loading of MoS2 exhibits a low overpotential and achieves large current densities at low overpotentials with the synergic effect of MoS2 and reduced graphene oxide-modified carbon nanotube/polyimide film. The excellent hydrogen evolution reaction electrocatalytic activity and good stability suggest the potential application of reduced graphene oxide-modified carbon nanotube/poly­imide-MoS2 film in energy conversion.

25 Mar 00:00

Squirrel Plan

[Halfway to the Sun ...] Heyyyy ... what if this BALLOON is full of acorns?!
24 Mar 20:15

Hark, A Vagrant: the Enchantress

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When I was signing books in Frankfurt, someone asked me to draw The Enchantress, and I had never heard of her, so he produced a picture, and I asked questions about her while I drew. It turns out I think she is pretty great.

The brand new German edition of my book is available from Zwerchfell Press, with a pretty great title: OBACHT! LUMPENPACK
24 Mar 18:14

TIE Fighter: '80s anime-style Star Wars fan-made short film, hand-drawn over 4 years

by Xeni Jardin

TIE Fighter is an incredible example of how truly amazing and painstakingly created a Star Wars fan film can be.

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24 Mar 17:16

'The X-Files' is coming back to TV as a six-episode series

by Jon Fingas
Yep, it's happening -- if not quite in the way you might expect. After a flurry of rumors, Fox has confirmed that it's bringing The X-Files back to TV as a six-episode "event series" arriving this summer. It won't be the full-on relaunch some fans we...
24 Mar 14:27

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - That Thing We Do

by admin@smbc-comics.com

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26 Mar 16:03

carrot graham layer cake

by deb

carrot graham layer cake

It has been 1 year, 6 months and 6 days since I last shared a recipe for a stacked, filled, and unconscionably indulgent layer cake on this site, an unforgivable oversight on my part. I certainly haven’t gone that long without sharing any cake recipes — I’m not a monster — but sometimes you need more than an Everyday Cake. Sometimes you need a great big celebratory ta-da in the center of your table. Sometime like now.

some sad carrots to start
flour, grahams, spices

Because the pastel-ed idea, if not the outdoor temperatures, of spring seems to have infected my existence and I’m not even fighting it — my nails are a shade of pink that can only describe as “bunny nose,” I, someone who mostly lives in variations of black and gray, just bought a patterned and brightly colored dress, we’ve had asparagus twice this month, unable to wait any longer for it to emerge from local soil, and my hands are stained orange from all of the carrots I’ve grated into cake week. Around here, these are the harbingers of spring.

one CUP of carrots per layer

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26 Mar 14:20

Realized C–H Functionalization of Aryldiazo Compounds via Rhodium Relay Catalysis

by Lin Qiu, Daorui Huang, Guangyang Xu, Zhenya Dai and Jiangtao Sun

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Organic Letters
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00674
26 Mar 04:53

bjornenlinda:Buster Keaton Escapes


Buster Keaton Escapes

26 Mar 04:30

The whiteboard at my gym. -hankhill72

The whiteboard at my gym. -hankhill72

26 Mar 02:06

joewalt:Wish I’d seen this production of Equus


Wish I’d seen this production of Equus

25 Mar 22:41

thiscouldbethebestplaceyet:Who’s the burger now?Handburger


Who’s the burger now?