Editorial: Full of festive cheer
It is also time to think about presents to buy for family and friends. We are always advised not to leave it to the last minute - so in an attempt to help you out, we at Chemistry World have decided to pool our resources and provide you with the best presents the web can offer for the discerning chemistry fan - keep an eye on our blog at www.chemistryworld.org/blog over the coming weeks for a mix of the interesting to the extravagant, the playful to the downright daft. And feel free to chip in with your suggestions!
Not forgetting of course that the festive season is also the party season, we've got a fantastic feature article with a Christmas twist, as we delve into the chemistry behind all those cocktails you'll be quaffing over the coming weeks. We even throw in a couple of chemically interesting cocktail recipes (experiment responsibly, dear readers). If you're looking to continue the festive theme, perhaps turn to page 20 where you can read how researchers have made leaves glow by infusing them with bio-LEDs - it might be a few years before they can replace those pesky Christmas tree lights, but it's a start.
Year of Chemistry and we'll be anticipating the chemical sciences increasingly taking centre stage over the next twelve months. We'll be doing our bit in the pages of Chemistry World, and bringing you chemistry from around the globe with an international flavour. If you've got an interesting story from working in other countries or with collaborators from around the world we'd love to hear it email us at Chemistry World
But for now, enjoy the holidays and the last Chemistry World of 2010, and we'll be back in the new year with the best news and views in the chemical sciences.
Bibiana Campos Seijo, editor
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