April Fools

New IUPAC Rules Make Molecular Names More Pronounceable, Friendlier

April 1, 2016

Bowing to pressure from consumer products companies facing a growing public relations nightmare over chemical ingredients in food, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has made sweeping change…

In Speech, Obama Expresses Concern Over Growing Electron Inequality

In Speech, Obama Expresses Concern Over Growing Electron InequalityApril 1, 2015

WASHINGTON – In a speech at a black-tie meeting of the Periodic Table of the Elements last night, President Obama called on all atoms to share their electrons more equally. “Electron inequality represent…

Goodwill Notoriously Absent In Miramax, MOC Lawsuit

Goodwill Notoriously Absent In Miramax, MOC LawsuitApril 1, 2014

Special to MOC from Variety HOLLYWOOD, CA – Mirimax Entertainment announced today that they are suing educational organic chemistry website Master Organic Chemistry for an undisclosed amount in damages, citing c…

Proton Bank In Crisis: Fate of Mechanisms Uncertain

Proton Bank In Crisis: Fate of Mechanisms UncertainApril 1, 2013

NICOSIA, Cyprus – The banking crisis in Cyprus deepened over the weekend, as the Proton Bank, a lender with 31 branches in Greece and Cyprus, announced that it was  on the brink of insolvency. After poring over…