a gas causing tears, salivation, and painful breathing, used in civil disturbances; ortho- chlorobenzal malononitrile. Formula: C 6 H 4 ClCH:C(CN) 2
Encoding Shakespeare into DNA
It’s time to look at the language of life itself—DNA. As you might remember from 7th-grade science, DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, the molecular structure that stores the genetic code for all life forms. Scientists continue to wonder if this living blueprint is all that DNA can hold. Researcher Nick Goldman of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) has recently stored all of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets in …
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Word Origin for CS gas
C20: from the surname initials of its US inventors, Ben Carson and Roger Staughton
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