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The workplace messaging platform Slack has prided itself on sassy design—a cute logo that animate into a bursts of colors as it loads, a screen that reshuffles like a deck of cards when you change teams. Fine. But now, Slack is outdoing itself, and emojifying the crap out of its chat interface.

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In an effort to find and train promising science communicators—perhaps even find the "Carl Sagan of chemistry"—the American Chemical Society is launching the Chemistry Champions contest. The first round of the contest asks scientists to explain their research to the general public in a fun, two- to three-minute video.