UP: Ron Seely. The Wisconsin State Journal's science and environmental reporter snares a major national award, from the American Chemical Society, for "outstanding reporting...which materially increases the public's understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields." Way to go! Or should we say NaCl + H2O fg H2O + Na+1 + Cl-1?
DOWN: Wasps. No, not WASPs - they almost always do well. But wasps, the flying insect, a.k.a. yellow jackets, are said to be having a really bad year, due to a wet spring and cool summer. Let's hear it for wet springs and cool summers!