Glycerol

#127 – Conflict of Interest in IARC Report

May 8, 2016 // 2 Comments

  This time the nerds are joined by David Zaruk from The Risk Monger. Both David and James were mentioned in a times article for their stance on the IARC glyphosate monograph. David has found that conflicts of interest could explain the working groups choice to class glyphosate as a possible carcinogen. Find more from David [...]

FWS – Trying to Destroy My Wii with Potassium Permanganate & Glycerol

April 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

So believe it or not I had another games console break on me. This time it was my Nintendo Wii and, like before, I had to take out my aggression on it using some SCIENCE or, more specifically, potassium permanganate and glycerol. Potassium permanganate is a strong oxidiser and when in contact with glycerol, bursts into flames. 14KMnO4 + 4C3H5(OH)3 —-> 7K2CO3 + 7Mn2O3 +5CO2 [...]