May 27, 2024

Chemistry lab destroyed by Taiwan earthquake has physical and mental impacts

The 3 April earthquake in Taiwan happened just three days after the end of the annual Chemistry National Meeting, which we attended. The National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), where some of our colleagues worked, was close to the epicentre. The sight of black smoke coming from the burning laboratories housing the chemistry department was heartbreaking, and underscored the unpredictability of such disasters and their potentially devastating impact on the scientific community.

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