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"... Chemistry is marked by magic moments" Yves Chauvin (Nobel Lecture)


The Uncertainty of Science 

Richard P. Feynman


The Value of Science

Richard P. Feynman


Slow science 

J.-F. Lutz wonders whether chemist should slow down

Nat. Chem. 2012, 2, 588-589


A. Kekule and the birth of the structural theory of organic chemistry in 1858

J. Chem. Educ. 1958, 35, 21-23


The Meaning of It All

Richard P. Feynman


Controversial research: Good science bad science

Nature 2012, 484, 432-434


Science Mentoring: I'm just not clever

Soapbox Science (A community guest blog from nature.com


What is Science? (Richard Feynman)
Excerpt of: The Physics Teacher 1968, 7, 313-320 


The Relation of Science and Religion

Some fresh observations on an old problem by Richard P. Feynman


Strong Inference (John R. Platt)

Certain systematic methods of scientific thinking may produce much more rapid progress than others

Science 1964, 146, 347-353


Problems with scientific research: How science goes wrong

El Economist, 2013


The Art of Talking about Science

Lawrence Bragg

Science, New Series, 1966, 154, 1613-1616


Celebrate the unknowns

Philip Ball

Nature, 2013, 496, 419-420


Beyond the bond

Philip Ball

Nature, 2011, 469, 26-28 


How Academia and Publishing are Destroying Scientific Innovation: A Conversatin with Sydney Brenner

Elizabeth Dzeng

King's Review – Magazine 


The Illustrated Guide to A Ph.D.

Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. 


The Art of Mentoring

Mike Pegg

Industrial and Commercial Training, 1999, 31, 136-141


On the Existence and Uniqueness of the Scientific Method

Jorge Wagensberg

Biol Theory2014DOI 10.1007/s13752-014-0166-y



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