Month: October 2016

Scientists warn Earth faces global mass extinction of wildlife – here’s a mind-boggling list that illustrates the seriousness

Conservationists issued a chilling warning this week telling New Scientists magazine that global wildlife populations are set to have fallen by more than two thirds of 1970 levels by the year 2020 – and there is no sign that declining wildlife numbers will slow down in our lifetime. Researchers say mammal, bird, fish, amphibian, and reptile populations have fallen by 58% from 1970 to 2012. At the current rate (about 2% reduction per year), by 2020, the populations will have declined by more than 67%. This has prompted experts to warn that we are facing a global “mass extinction” for the first time since the demise of the dinosaurs. Mike Barrett, director of science and policy at World Wildlife Foundation, said: “For the first time since the demise of

How to set up up a home chemistry lab – equipment, chemical storage, and safety tips for your lab

  Introduction It’s not difficult to set up a chemistry lab. Chemistry equipment is quite affordable and more expensive equipment (i.e. > $30) can be purchased piece-by-piece until your home laboratory is complete.  Below is everything you need to know about setting up a home chemistry lab including a complete list of suggested laboratory equipment for your chemistry lab, chemicals for your lab and how to obtain them, and how to safely organize and store chemicals in your lab. Chemistry lab equipment The following is a list of chemistry lab equipment found in a functional chemistry lab.  Clicking on the image will take you to Reeko's recommended product on Amazon.  Reeko earns revenue on each item purchased through Amazon which is how he affords to live in a giant mansion in the Bahamas, own several private

How about a list of chemicals, formulas, safety codes, and where to find chems close to home!

When conducting chemistry experiments, it's helpful to have in hand a list of chemical names, their chemical formula, storage code, and mass and density.  Also, since many chemicals are known by alternate names, and often found in local retailers such as hardware stores, grocery stores, or plant stores, a list that reveals the common name behind these chemicals can save you a lot of money.  Reeko has you covered!  Click here for a complete chemical list you can use as a reference when conducting chemistry experiments, shopping for chemical supplies, and storing chemical at home. If you find a missing chemical that you would like added, shoot Reeko an email and he'll add it to the list.