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Reactions is a show that uncovers the hidden chemistry all around us. We answer life's burning questions that you’ve always wanted to ask, like: – How Do Pregnancy Tests Work? – What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl? – What Are Century Eggs? – How Can You See an Atom? We answer those questions and many, many more on our channel! Subscribe and turn on notifications so don't miss the newest reactions videos. Created by Adam Dylewski Reactions team: Hilary Hudson, Sam Jones, Elaine Seward, Andrew Sobey, Janali Thompson, Darren Weaver, George Zaidan. Produced by the American Chemical Society The fine print: The views expressed in these videos do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society or its members.

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Pub Chemistry Trivia to Help You Interact With Humans Pub Chemistry Trivia to Help You Interact With Humans
4 days ago En
Excited to get back out in the world but worried you’ve forgotten how to talk to other humans? We have some chemistry trivia to help ease you back in. #trivia #chemistry You might also like: Will It Kombucha? https://youtu.be/YxARRckS9dA Are Food Calories Bulloney? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahvE5kuWcps COVID, One Year Later: What Do We Know Now? https://youtu.be/41l4DBdK7Bw The Ultimate Coffee Roasting Chemistry Throwdown https://youtu.be/4Wey8GSglkw Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Sam Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Leila Duman, PhD Matt Hartings, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Sources: ‘Sniffing out’ fruity thiols in hoppy beers https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2021/acs-presspac-january-6-2021/sniffing-out-fruity-thiols-in-hoppy-beers.html For A Proper Pretzel Crust, Count On Chemistry And Memories https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/08/09/338591194/for-a-proper-pretzel-crust-co
Does Sugar Cause Diabetes? Does Sugar Cause Diabetes?
2 weeks ago En
If you have diabetes, you have way too much sugar in your bloodstream. So does eating a lot of sugar cause it? #diabetes #bloodsugar #insulin You might also like: Are Food Calories Bull-oney?: https://youtu.be/ahvE5kuWcps How Much Candy Would Kill You?: https://youtu.be/RNOycTzN-fg What's the Difference Between Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup?: https://youtu.be/fXMvregmU1g Do Ketogenic Diets Really Work?: https://youtu.be/nU07pvKK7nw How to Stay Awake Without Caffeine: https://youtu.be/SvEQBURrPow Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Sam Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Thomas Delong, PhD Leila Duman, PhD Peter Havel, DVM, PhD Katie Page, MD Brianne Raccor, PhD Kimber Stanhope, PhD Sources: Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and fruit juice and incidence of type 2 diabetes: systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimation of population attributable fraction https://ww
Are Food Calories Bulloney? Are Food Calories Bulloney?
1 month ago En
Did you know that a calorie label only has to be accurate within twenty percent? It’s a wide margin, but it exists for a reason: calories are complicated. You might also like: Why Doesn’t Banana Candy Taste Like Banana?: https://youtu.be/zECg-21dYLI Will It Kombucha?: https://youtu.be/YxARRckS9dA Is Milk Really the Best Solution to Hot Pepper Heat?: https://youtu.be/8R98O29Fs7s The Ultimate Coffee Roasting Chemistry Throwdown: https://youtu.be/4Wey8GSglkw #calories #nutrition #diet Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Sam Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Leila Duman, PhD Janet Novotny, PhD Joshua Petimar, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Sources: Energy in pistachios https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21733319/ Baer D J, Gebauer SK, Novotny JA. Measured energy value of pistachios in the human diet. Br J Nutr 2012; 107 (1):120-5. Energy in almonds https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22760558/ Novotny JA, Gebauer SK, Baer DJ. Disc
Can We Make Opioids Less Addictive? Can We Make Opioids Less Addictive?
1 month ago En
Will we ever have painkillers as good as opioids, but without the risk of addiction and overdose? #opioids #heroin #opioidcrisis You might also like: What Happens When You Overdose?: https://youtu.be/xLSz3wEgwJ8 Why Are Synthetic Drugs So Dangerous?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83gIiBD365E The Top 5 Strangest Poisons That Can Kill You: https://youtu.be/4hQ0G0GaYR8 Can You Take Expired Drugs?: https://youtu.be/aT4qzgEQr-Y What is Addiction?: https://youtu.be/C6I3CHhBGeQ Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Sam Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Michelle Boucher, PhD Kelly Dunn, PhD Leila Duman, PhD Kim Janda, PhD Sources: Frederich Serturner https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1786314/ Opioid toxicity https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK431077/ Opioid overdoses--world stats https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/opioid-overdose#:~:text=difficulties%20with%20breathing.-,Worldwide%2C%20about%200.5%20mil
Catalytic Converter Stolen? Here's Why. Catalytic Converter Stolen? Here's Why.
1 month ago En
Celebrate Earth Day with our friends at PBS: https://bit.ly/3elpV1w​ Head over to Eons to find out more about how they're celebrating Earth Day, and tell them Reactions sent you! https://youtu.be/P-YLTbm2GNQ Catalytic converter theft is on the rise, and that’s partly because of their chemistry. You might also like: How Did Climate Change Help Turn the Sky Orange?: https://youtu.be/foeLC08-nrk Space Mirrors and Other Weird Ways to Fight Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9agoVDFJs8A The Chemical Origins of Life: https://youtu.be/f44OWlsLeT0 Testing the Best Bomb Detectors: https://youtu.be/TRwqOFHOjac How Do Lithium-Ion Batteries Work?: https://youtu.be/zUlbHMDCosI Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Sam Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Deborah Aruguete, PhD Leila Duman, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Luis Ricardez Sandoval, PhD Sources: History of Reducing Air Pollution from Transportation in the United State
There Are Chemicals in Your Drinking Water that Last Forever There Are Chemicals in Your Drinking Water that Last Forever
2 months ago En
Forever chemicals are used in everything from rain jackets to jet fuel. But the chemistry behind what makes them useful also makes them stick around in the environment and us...forever? #pfas #foreverchemicals #pfoa #genx #pfos You might also like: Testing the Best Bomb Detectors: https://youtu.be/TRwqOFHOjac The Top 5 Strangest Poisons That Can Kill You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hQ0G0GaYR8 The Chemical Origins of Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f44OWlsLeT0 Can Mixing Cleaning Chemicals Kill You? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH1h0oWjark Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Sam Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: David Andrews, PhD Jamie DeWitt, PhD Leila Duman, PhD Cheryl Hogue Brianne Raccor, PhD Sources: First study on PFAS binding to human serum https://www.jbc.org/article/S0021-9258(18)65805-3/pdf PFAS Half-Life https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/media-uploads/nrdc_pfas_report.pdf Albumin is
Testing the Best Bomb Detectors Testing the Best Bomb Detectors
2 months ago En
#bombsniffer #k9 #bombdetector #chemicaldetector What’s better at finding a hidden bomb--a dog, or an electronic chemical detector? Let’s find out. You might also like: How Can Fertilizer Explode?: https://youtu.be/-SeT3N3A19c What Makes Smartphones Explode? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY-kzHn9kvo What Could An Explosion On the Sun Do Here On Earth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7mZBaleCFE What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvpS2lUHZD8 Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Sam Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Lauryn DeGreef, PhD Leila Duman, PhD Mark Fisher, PhD Simon Gadbois, PhD Braden C. Giordano, PhD Eileen Jenkins, DVM Steven Munger, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Sources: Detection of land mines by amplified fluorescence quenching of polymer films: a man-portable chemical sniffer for detection of ultratrace concentrations of explosives emanating from land mines https://www.spiedig
What Is Life? And Will We Find It On Other Planets? What Is Life? And Will We Find It On Other Planets?
3 months ago En
How did life get started on Earth? And how are we using what we know to look for it throughout the galaxy? You might also like: Why is Carbon the Key to Life? (On Earth, Anyway) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUiDwrM2YPI Space Mirrors and Other Weird Ways to Fight Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9agoVDFJs8A What Meteors Reveal About Earth’s Hidden Past https://youtu.be/3TE1eedWO9w What Does the Moon Smell Like? https://youtu.be/iQod_oYnFTc Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Elaine Seward Andrew Sobey Writer/Host: Sam Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Michelle Boucher, PhD Jason Dworkin, PhD Lelia Duman, PhD Nicholas Hud, PhD Sources: Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-020-1174-4 Habitable zones of different stars https://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/habitable-zones-of-different-stars The Habitable Zone https://www.planetary.org/articles/what-is-the-habitable-zone#:~:text=Earth%20is%20the%20only%20p
COVID, One Year Later: What Do We Know Now? COVID, One Year Later: What Do We Know Now?
3 months ago En
We’re catching up with experts we talked to at the start of the pandemic and asking: what do we know now that we didn’t back then? CDC guidance on masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html You might also like: Why Are Antibody Tests Failing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqudyDnnvJo Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What's Next? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIpeZDR9i3E How Much Do Cloth Masks Protect You From Getting the Coronavirus? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knCseXki4gE Moderna COVID Vaccine: 95% Effective (So Far), How Does It Work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDY8pH6OWBc Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2pMVimI2bw Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Sam Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Leila Duman, PhD Benjamin Neuman, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Shan Soe-Lin, PhD Vincent Racaniello, PhD Sources: Continual
Why Banana Candy Doesn’t Taste Like Banana Why Banana Candy Doesn’t Taste Like Banana
4 months ago En
There’s a myth that one variety of banana tastes a lot like artificial banana flavoring. We tracked it down to investigate if it’s as “banana-y” as the myth claims. #banana #grosmichel #cavendish #isoamylacetate #artificialflavor You can check out Dr. Curtis Pulliam’s preliminary banana data here: http://bit.ly/3rfhgSL While we ate some Laffy Taffys in the making of this video, we have no connection with the Laffy Taffy company. You might also like: Coffee Roasting Chemistry Throwdown: PhD vs. BS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wey8GSglkw&list=PLtLT74crQcwXifCszpuk21I4ye3ghf-kV&index=69 Why Does Food Make Your Mouth Water? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWdR87Qnb3g The Science of Spotting Fake Foods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_JIjJJ8Zq0 The Ultimate Donut Battle: Cake vs. Yeast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u68ZnxzWj5k&list=PLtLT74crQcwXifCszpuk21I4ye3ghf-kV&index=58 Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Samanth
Why Don’t We Have Baby Formula That’s As Good As Breast Milk? Why Don’t We Have Baby Formula That’s As Good As Breast Milk?
4 months ago En
Why don’t we have baby formula that’s just as good as breast milk? Sam chats with chemist Dr. Steven Townsend, who’s trying to figure out which sugar molecules in breast milk make it so unique and difficult to recreate in the lab. #breastmilk #babyformula #formula #milk For more about Dr. Townsend and his research, check out his C&EN Talented 12 profile: https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/natural-products/Steven-D-Townsend/97/i33 You might also like: You Might Not Want to Mix These 5 Things With Birth Control https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34tp9CCpOA0&list=PLtLT74crQcwV7Jr_KJJ7K8LgcW3LCP8u0&index=27 How Do Pregnancy Tests Work? youtube.com/watch?v=jc2_iBZ9r_k&list=PLtLT74crQcwV7Jr_KJJ7K8LgcW3LCP8u0&index=33 Why Do We Get Allergies? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFZlxQU0Pyk&list=PLtLT74crQcwV7Jr_KJJ7K8LgcW3LCP8u0&index=30 Is Aspartame Safe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFZlxQU0Pyk&list=PLtLT74crQcwV7Jr_KJJ7K8LgcW3LCP8u0&index=30 Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Pr
Will It Kombucha? Will It Kombucha?
6 months ago En
What is kombucha? And are there limits to what we can turn into kombucha? #kombucha #fermentation #ferment You might also like: How is Kimchi Made? https://youtu.be/DG4afs7C1XI What is Natto? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9a7LKle9AQ What Are Century Eggs? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL8kMj-GlLs How Is Whiskey Made? https://youtu.be/cR7Bt9Ei_zI Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Lelia Duman, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Sources: Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=114&showFR=1 Kombucha Tea Fermentation: Microbial and Biochemical Dynamics https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26796581/ Hepatoprotective and Curative Properties of Kombucha Tea Against Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Toxicity https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19420997/ Sequence-based Analysis of the Bacterial and Fungal Compositions of M
Why Does Fall Smell So gOOd? (feat. @PBS Eons @Alex Dainis ) Why Does Fall Smell So gOOd? (feat. @PBS Eons @Alex Dainis )
6 months ago En
Thank you to Target for supporting PBS. You can learn more at: https://target.com/community Share your story today: https://to.pbs.org/3izZeXh We asked people across the country “What does fall mean to you?,” and most of them couldn’t stop talking about fall smells. So what’s the chemistry behind those smells, and why do they make us so happy? #fall #smell #autumn You might also like: That Fresh Cut Grass Scent is Really a Signal of Distress https://youtu.be/suGk8eZyN34 How Did Climate Change Help Turn the Sky Orange? https://youtu.be/foeLC08-nrk Why Does Humidity Feel Gross? https://youtu.be/GtmOlpbkQDw Why Do Leaves Change Color? https://youtu.be/X0nWmTeQPfo How to Survive the Snow and Ice https://youtu.be/KOtVJxQXBNM Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Elaine Seward Darren Weaver Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Lelia Duman, PhD Rachel Herz, PhD Steven D. Munger, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Sources: The scent of a season: Explainin
Why Do My Dog’s Paws Smell Like Fritos? Why Do My Dog’s Paws Smell Like Fritos?
6 months ago En
Do your dog’s paws smell like Fritos? This week we explore why. #fritopaws #cornchippaws #cheetopaws #dogpaws You might also like: Why Do Wet Dogs Stink? + Other Canine Chemistry https://youtu.be/X9AozZLZnCU World’s Deadliest (& Cutest) Animals https://youtu.be/fb0FLuYMh84 What's In Dog Food? https://youtu.be/_UJWctZyguY How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell https://youtu.be/7i_NGMV63HQ Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Lelia Duman, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Amelia White, DVM Sources: Novel association of Psychrobacter and Pseudomonas with malodour in bloodhound dogs, and the effects of a topical product composed of essential oils and plant- derived essential fatty acids in a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30251442/ Microbiota and Malodor—Etiology and Management https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32326126/ Proteus Mirabilis Infections https://w
How Can Fertilizer Explode? How Can Fertilizer Explode?
7 months ago En
Ammonium nitrate has been involved in dozens of disasters and terrorist attacks but, under normal circumstances, it’s totally harmless. What turns it deadly? #beirut #explosive #ammoniumnitrate Find us on all these places: Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ Tumblr! http://acsreactions.tumblr.com/ You might also like: The Chemistry of Fireworks https://youtu.be/nPHegSulI_M How Pee Helped Win the Revolutionary War (Maybe...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45fNvmdUrI8 What Makes Smartphones Explode? https://youtu.be/pY-kzHn9kvo Mind-Blowing Movie Explosions Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e839o4YGao Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producer: Darren Weaver Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Jackie Akhavan, PhD Gerald Kagan, PhD Leila Duman, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD SOURCES What footage of the Beirut expl
Is Milk Really the Best Solution to Hot Pepper Heat? Is Milk Really the Best Solution to Hot Pepper Heat?
8 months ago En
It’s safe to say that we’re all trying to make sense of 2020 — and Self-Evident is aimed at just that. Be sure to check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYs98uc0JjQ How do you stop pepper burn if you can’t drink milk? This week Sam and George suffer for science. #peppers #burn #spicyfood You might also like: How Does Tear Gas Work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agXnXHfGc3k The Chemistry of Sriracha: Hot Sauce Science https://youtu.be/U2DJN0gnuI8 How Does Pepper Spray Work? https://youtu.be/QFPxj4CcXp0 The Chemistry of Pepper: The Spice that Changed the World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0kJunDHk8Y Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: John Hayes, PhD Alissa Nolden, PhD Michelle Boucher, PhD Lelia Duman, PhD Sources: Capsaicin https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK459168/ The chemistry of a chili https://www.compoundchem.com/2014/01/15/why-chilli-peppers-are-spic
How Did Climate Change Help Turn the Sky Orange? How Did Climate Change Help Turn the Sky Orange?
8 months ago En
Why was the West Coast sky bright orange? This week we break down the Mars-like haze and how climate change is involved. #orangesky #climatechange #wildfires Take the PBS Digital Studios annual survey: http://to.pbs.org/2020survey Our friends at C&EN have a new article out about how smoke particulate size affects health: https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/toxicology/Smokes-particle-size-key-health/98/i39 Chemical & Engineering NewsChemical & Engineering News You might also like: How Are Forest Fires Put Out? https://youtu.be/fNGq8hEuNb8 Why This Town Has Been On Fire For 50 Years https://youtu.be/fsgqy5FYP2c Cellulose: From Trees to Explosives https://youtu.be/6KRl0lg7XmQ Why Do Leaves Change Color? https://youtu.be/X0nWmTeQPfo What Causes Auroras (and where you should see them) https://youtu.be/8S_LPFOa-zs Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Elaine Seward Andrew Sobey Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Lelia Duman, PhD Pet
How Can A Margarita Do This? How Can A Margarita Do This?
9 months ago En
Sam’s friend got a crazy swelling, peeling burn on her hands from making a margarita and then heading to the beach. Why? #margaritaburn #margarita #phytophotodermatitis Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: What is Ringworm and How Do You Get Rid of It? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM3HlbVIw6A The World's Most Unavoidable Carcinogen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZXvngquyT4 How Is Whiskey Made? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR7Bt9Ei_zI 7 Wine Facts & Myths https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA9AQGPcOcQ&list=PLtLT74crQcwVeWan5_JoWZvEVpPBaV9Ro Credits: Producer: Andrew Sobey Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Scientific Consultants: Leila Duman, PhD Frank Gasparro, PhD Jeremy Goverman, MD Tien Nguyen, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD SOURCES The Distribution of Coumarins and Furanocoumarins in Citrus
Cellulose: From Trees to Explosives Cellulose: From Trees to Explosives
10 months ago En
Cellulose is everywhere. In fact, it is the most abundant organic molecule on the Earth! It’s in (but not limited to) our food, clothing, and plastics, and the cellulose compound nitrocellulose is used in explosives but also in things like x-rays, early silent films and nail polish. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we get into how this tiny molecule holds up so much of our modern world. You might also like: UNTOLD | What Meteors Reveal About Earth’s Hidden Past https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TE1eedWO9w UNTOLD | Whatever Happened to the Ozone Hole? A Story of A/C, Atoms, and CFCs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGDU6RvUVuk UNTOLD | What Could An Explosion On the Sun Do Here On Earth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7mZBaleCFE UNTOLD | The World's Biggest Batteries Aren't What You Think https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIWIXzCwC8g Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producer/Editor: Darren Weaver Writer/Host: Alex Daini
The World's Biggest Batteries Aren't What You Think The World's Biggest Batteries Aren't What You Think
10 months ago En
When you think of batteries, you might think of the thing your watch or car needs to run. But as we move toward producing and storing more renewable energy (like solar and wind) we have to start thinking bigger. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we break down what a #battery is and how they’re actually all around us--from lemons to lakes. You might also like: UNTOLD | What Meteors Reveal About Earth’s Hidden Past https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TE1eedWO9w UNTOLD | Whatever Happened to the Ozone Hole? A Story of A/C, Atoms, and CFCs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGDU6RvUVuk UNTOLD | What Could An Explosion On the Sun Do Here On Earth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7mZBaleCFE How Do Lithium-Ion Batteries Work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUlbHMDCosI&t= Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producer/Editor: Darren Weaver Writer/Host: Alex Dainis, PhD Assistant Editor: Brett Kuxhausen Animator: Shea Lord Fact Check
Whatever Happened to the Ozone Hole? A Story of A/C, Atoms, and CFCs Whatever Happened to the Ozone Hole? A Story of A/C, Atoms, and CFCs
10 months ago En
It might feel like they’re making us cooler, but refrigerators and air conditioning are actually making our world warmer. Yes, they use a huge amount of electricity, but many older cooling methods also released tons of molecules that are still hanging around, shredding our #ozone layer. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we consider how we might keep ourselves and our food cool, without accidentally warming up our world. The chlorine reaction we showed isn’t the only one--to learn more about bromine reactions that also destroy ozone, check out this link: https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csl/assessments/ozone/2018/downloads/twentyquestions/Q8.pdf And to learn why the Antarctic is most susceptible to ozone damage, check out the following: https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csl/assessments/ozone/2018/downloads/twentyquestions/Q9.pdf You might also like: UNTOLD | Challenger: The Real Story of an Avoidable Disaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI174WMnWl4 UNTOLD | The Ter
What Meteors Reveal About Earth’s Hidden Past What Meteors Reveal About Earth’s Hidden Past
10 months ago En
Our planet has been rocked by many-a-meteorite, and they’ve left not just themselves as space debris but also craters and even molecules needed for life. Now we’ve started to travel to them, and they might be a key part of our forays into deep space. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we’re talking about #meteors and asteroids, and why they should matter to those of us living down here on earth. You might also like: UNTOLD | The Great MOLASSES Flood of 1919 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMPGm3OSvMg UNTOLD | The Terrifying (but Awesome) Science Behind Red Tides https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7t7qrH_dsc UNTOLD | The Invisible Tsunami That Killed 1,500 People in One Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNKDx3kR3tk UNTOLD | Challenger: The Real Story of an Avoidable Disaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI174WMnWl4 Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producer/Editor: Darren Weaver Writer/Host: Alex Dainis, PhD Assista
The Invisible Tsunami That Killed 1,500 People in One Night The Invisible Tsunami That Killed 1,500 People in One Night
10 months ago En
On August 21, 1986, violent explosions rocked Cameroon’s Lake Nyos. A wave of water over 15 meters (around 50 ft) high flattened vegetation along the southern shore, but a second deadly, nearly invisible wave of carbon dioxide blanketed the nearby towns, suffocating residents and animals. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we investigate how a lake could explode and shoot out a gigantic wave of deadly carbon dioxide gas. You might also like: UNTOLD | The Loneliest Whale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7mTZAhCeyA UNTOLD | Challenger: The Real Story of an Avoidable Disaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI174WMnWl4 UNTOLD | The Great MOLASSES Flood of 1919 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMPGm3OSvMg UNTOLD | Killer Tides https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7t7qrH_dsc Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producer/Editor: Darren Weaver Writer/Host: Alex Dainis, PhD Assistant Editor: Brett Kuxhausen Animator: Shea Lord Fact Ch
The Terrifying (but Awesome) Science Behind Red Tides The Terrifying (but Awesome) Science Behind Red Tides
10 months ago En
Maybe you already knew that deadly algal tides discolor ocean waves, deplete the water of oxygen, and release toxins that can kill a huge range of ocean critters, but did you know that the tiny organisms that cause red tides are also an extremely important part of our ecosystem? In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we dive into the science behind this somewhat terrifying, sometimes glowing phenomenon. You might also like: UNTOLD | The Loneliest Whale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7mTZAhCeyA UNTOLD | Challenger: The Real Story of an Avoidable Disaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI174WMnWl4 UNTOLD | The Great MOLASSES Flood of 1919 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMPGm3OSvMg Space Mirrors and Other Weird Ways to Fight Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9agoVDFJs8A Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producer/Editor: Darren Weaver Writer/Host: Alex Dainis, PhD Assistant Editor: Brett Kuxhausen Animator:
The Great MOLASSES Flood of 1919 The Great MOLASSES Flood of 1919
10 months ago En
When you think “molasses,” you probably think “slow, sticky,” or “totally boring,” but in January, 1919, a tsunami wave of molasses destroyed Boston’s North End, killing 21 people and leaving another 150 injured. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we get into the science behind what created that 25 foot wave, and why there was such a crazy amount of molasses in Boston to begin with. Molasses flood photographs are courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection. You might also like: UNTOLD | Challenger: The Real Story of an Avoidable Disaster https://youtu.be/uI174WMnWl4 UNTOLD | The Loneliest Whale https://youtu.be/L7mTZAhCeyA What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvpS2lUHZD8 Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producer/Editor: Darren Weaver Writer/Host: Alex Dainis, PhD Assistant Editor: Brett Kuxhausen Animator: Shea Lord Coordinating Producer: Samantha Jones, PhD Fact Chec
The Loneliest Whale The Loneliest Whale
11 months ago En
Out in the deep swims an elusive whale who has never been seen, but has been heard for years. The whale sings a song outside the normal whale-song frequency. Does that mean none of its fellow whales can understand it? In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we bring you the story of the Loneliest Whale, as well as some of the fascinating science surrounding these gigantic mammals. You might also like: The US Military Gave Out Shark Repellent For Years. . . So Why Did They Stop? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u54c7cRAog What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvpS2lUHZD8 The Woman Who Saved the U.S. Space Race (And Other Unsung Scientists) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFfdaWHRwTk&list=PLtLT74crQcwVfCXcGMI5k5X5rlzavrzMA&index=3 Yellowstone and Their Steaming Acid Pools of Death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqP50563IDM Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producer/Editor: Darren Weaver Writer/Host
The Ultimate Coffee Roasting Chemistry Throwdown The Ultimate Coffee Roasting Chemistry Throwdown
11 months ago En
How hard could roasting beans at home really be? Sam and George go head-to-head in a coffee roasting competition to find out, and Candy Schibli, the founder of Southeastern Roastery (https://www.southeasternroastery.com/aboutsoutheasternroastery.html#), where she’s also head roaster, provides expert advice.. You might also like: What Makes Coffee So Good? https://youtu.be/ml79faGQg_c White, Green, Black, and Oolong Tea: What's the Difference? https://youtu.be/Caq0AMr3f_s How to Make the Best Cheap Hot Cocoa Possible https://youtu.be/7M105LuTJvo Why Does Coffee Make You Poop? https://youtu.be/JQO6VgqdM9I The Universe in a Cup of Coffee https://youtu.be/xANGsTqxdUw The Science of Caffeine: The World's Most Popular Drug https://youtu.be/YuJOhpNS0IY Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Candy Schibli Diane Beckles, PhD Leila Duman, PhD Michelle Boucher, PhD Special thanks: Ruben
You’re Using Disinfectants Wrong. Here’s What You Actually Need to Do. You’re Using Disinfectants Wrong. Here’s What You Actually Need to Do.
11 months ago En
Sure, you’ve got a product that says “kills germs” under your sink, but will it really destroy the new coronavirus on surfaces? Turns out that if you’re using a disinfectant like a regular cleaner, you might not actually be disinfecting at all. To make sure you’re destroying 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, doing these three things is critical. And one quick note on EPA registration numbers: make sure to look for “EPA Reg No.” as there can sometimes be another EPA number on there as well. Then, enter the first two sections of the number into List N to find the product. (If you enter the third part, the search won’t work properly.) Some products only list the first two parts. Yeah, it’s confusing. You might also like: Can Mixing Cleaning Chemicals Kill You? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH1h0oWjark Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What's Next? https://youtu.be/AIpeZDR9i3E Could the Polio Vaccine Save the World (...Again) https://youtu.be/Wqw4aX4c33c How Much Do Cloth Masks Protect You From Getting
How Does Tear Gas Work? How Does Tear Gas Work?
12 months ago En
CS gas is one of the most common tear gases used in the United States today, but did you know it’s not actually a gas? We break down why it causes so much pain and the best ways to recover if you’re hit with it. A reminder: we’re not doctors! Please contact yours with any concerns. Additional resources below: Regional poison control center: 1-800-222-1222 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Response Hotline (CDC) 800-CDC-INFO 888-232-6348 (TTY) E-mail inquiries: cdcinfo@cdc.gov You might also like: How Much Do Cloth Masks Protect You From Getting the Coronavirus? https://youtu.be/knCseXki4gE How Does Pepper Spray Work? https://youtu.be/QFPxj4CcXp0 The Dawn of Chemical Warfare https://youtu.be/e8W3dOURya0 How the Nazis invented nerve agents like sarin — Speaking of Chemistry https://youtu.be/3te1o6dYmLI How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell https://youtu.be/7i_NGMV63HQ Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Samantha
We Surprised a Llama Antibody Researcher With an Actual Llama We Surprised a Llama Antibody Researcher With an Actual Llama
2 years ago En
Scientists are considering some less-conventional approaches to tackle the COVID-19 #pandemic. One of those approaches is using #antibodies from llamas to fight off #SARCoV2, or to keep it from infecting you in the first place. We chatted with one scientist behind the research, Daniel Wrapp, and had a surprise for him in store. You might also like: Why Are Antibody Tests Failing? https://youtu.be/jqudyDnnvJo Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What's Next? https://youtu.be/AIpeZDR9i3E Could the Polio Vaccine Save the World (...Again) https://youtu.be/Wqw4aX4c33c How Much Do Cloth Masks Protect You From Getting the Coronavirus? https://youtu.be/knCseXki4gE Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What's Next?: https://youtu.be/gDY8pH6OWBc Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus?: https://youtu.be/K2pMVimI2bw Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Elaine Seward Andrew Sobey Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Daniel Wrapp Paco L. Glama Briann
Did You Already Have COVID-19? This Test (Maybe) Can Tell You. Did You Already Have COVID-19? This Test (Maybe) Can Tell You.
2 years ago En
Many people are wondering if that bad cold they had back in February or March was actually the new coronavirus. In principle, an antibody test could tell you that, but most of the tests out there right now aren’t very good. We chatted with David Kroll to learn how these tests work, where they go wrong and why a test that’s 96% accurate is actually pretty bad. #coronavirus #immune. #antibodytest You might also like: Could the Polio Vaccine Save the World (...Again) https://youtu.be/Wqw4aX4c33c How Much Do Cloth Masks Protect You From Getting the Coronavirus? https://youtu.be/knCseXki4gE Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What's Next?: https://youtu.be/gDY8pH6OWBc Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus?: https://youtu.be/K2pMVimI2bw Why Do We Get Allergies?: https://youtu.be/vFZlxQU0Pyk Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: David Kroll, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Michelle Bou
Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What's Next? Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What's Next?
2 years ago En
Antiviral drugs could help us fight the new coronavirus, but we don’t currently have a highly potent and effective antiviral that cures COVID-19. Why not? We called a few virologists to find out. You might also like: Gilead's remdesivir gets emergency use authorization based on preliminary data in COVID-19 https://cen.acs.org/pharmaceuticals/drug-development/Data-remdesivir-clinical-trial-offer/98/i17 Cell studies suggest some repurposed drugs could block replication of SARS-CoV-2 https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/infectious-disease/Cell-studies-suggest-repurposed-drugs-could-block-replication-of-SARS-CoV-2/98/web/2020/05 How big pharma firms are quietly collaborating on new coronavirus antivirals https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/infectious-disease/How-big-pharma-firms-quietly-collaborating-on-new-coronavirus-antivirals/98/i18 Could an Existing Vaccine Stop the Coronavirus Pandemic? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqw4aX4c33c How Much Do Cloth Masks Protect You From Getting the Coronaviru
Could a Polio Vaccine Stop the Coronavirus Pandemic? Could a Polio Vaccine Stop the Coronavirus Pandemic?
2 years ago En
The COVID-19 pandemic has scientists considering a few less-conventional options while vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are being developed. One option might be the oral #polio #vaccine. We chatted with one of the researchers proposing the idea—Dr. Robert Gallo—to understand why a vaccine that hasn’t been used in the US for two decades might provide short-term protection against this #coronavirus. You might also like: How Much Do Cloth Masks Protect You From Getting the Coronavirus? https://youtu.be/knCseXki4gE Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What's Next?: https://youtu.be/gDY8pH6OWBc Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus?: https://youtu.be/K2pMVimI2bw The Top 5 Strangest Poisons That Can Kill You: https://youtu.be/4hQ0G0GaYR8 Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Stosh Ozog, PhD Victor Nizet, PhD Robert Gallo, PhD Lelia Duman, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Special Thanks: Ruben
How Much Do Cloth Masks Protect You From Getting the Coronavirus? How Much Do Cloth Masks Protect You From Getting the Coronavirus?
2 years ago En
The CDC is recommending that the general public wear cloth face masks to help decrease everyone’s chances of getting COVID-19. So how does the virus that causes COVID-19—SARS-CoV-2—spread? And how much could cloth face masks help stop it? We contacted some experts to find out, and to learn what materials work best if you’re making your own. #stayhome #coronavirus #covid-19 #covid19 #SARS-CoV-2 #facemask You might also like: Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What's Next?: https://youtu.be/gDY8pH6OWBc Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus?: https://youtu.be/K2pMVimI2bw The Top 5 Strangest Poisons That Can Kill You: https://youtu.be/4hQ0G0GaYR8 Why Do We Get Allergies?: https://youtu.be/vFZlxQU0Pyk Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Raina MacIntyre, PhD Donald Milton, MD, DrPH Shan Soe-Lin, PhD, MPH Brianne Raccor, PhD Michelle Boucher, PhD SOURCES: https://docs.google.c
Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What's Next? Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What's Next?
2 years ago En
You might have heard that vaccine trials are currently underway in Seattle. What exactly is being tested? How much longer will these tests take? And when can we expect a vaccine against the novel coronavirus? We chat with Dr. Benjamin Neuman, one of the world’s experts on coronavirus, and Daniel Wrapp, one of the scientists who mapped the structure of the protein coronavirus uses to infect your cells, to help us answer these questions. #stayhome #coronavirus #covid-19 #covid19 Find us on all these places: Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Benjamin Neuman, PhD Daniel Wrapp Michelle Boucher, PhD Leila Duman, PhD Special Thanks: Ruben Rodriguez SOURCES: Cryo-EM structure of the 2019-nCoV spike in the prefusion conformation h
Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus? Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus?
2 years ago Ru En
Constantly being told to wash your hands? Us too. So we’re diving into the chemistry behind why soap is so effective against viruses like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Find us on all these places: Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ Tumblr! http://acsreactions.tumblr.com/ Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producer: Andrew Sobey Writer/Host: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific consultants: Pall Thordarson, PhD Michelle Boucher, PhD Leila Duman, PhD Special Thanks: Ruben Rodriguez
Going Dark Going Dark
2 years ago En
We won’t be releasing any new videos in January and February. Why? We’ll be working hard to develop new content we hope you’ll love. But fear not! We’ll still be posting on social media and in the community tab, so give us a follow to stay up to date. We’re psyched to bring you a bunch of new content very soon! Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: Scientist Breaks Down Cartoon Chemistry - SpongeBob, Popeye, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit https://youtu.be/AiEgZOrRJg4 Yule Log Chemistry Trivia - 4 Hours of Cozy Fireplace for Your Nerdy Holiday Parties https://youtu.be/2zC6UgflHMQ How Miracle Berries Alter Your Taste Buds (feat. @Physics Girl @PBS Eons @Two Cents @PBS Space Time) https://youtu.be/x5-wAfoCDv8 Can You Cryogenically Freeze Your Body and Come Back to Life? https://youtu.be/Wk2NxBYCe6s Credits: Producer: David Vinson Writer: Samantha Jone
The US Military Gave Out Shark Repellent For Years. . . So Why Did They Stop? The US Military Gave Out Shark Repellent For Years. . . So Why Did They Stop?
2 years ago En
Download the PBS Video App: https://www.pbs.org/pbs-video-app/ People have been developing different forms of shark repellent for decades--the military even issued a chemical shark repellent called “Shark Chaser” to pilots, sailors, and astronauts(!) from the end of World War II through the start of the Vietnam War. Thing is… it didn’t really work. Learn why they bothered passing it out--or even created it in the first place. Credits: Producer: Andrew Sobey Writer: Samantha Jones, Ph.D. Scientific Consultants: Leila Duman, PhD, Michelle Boucher, PhD, Joseph Sisneros, Ph.D. Eric M. Stroud, Ph.D. Executive Producer: George Zaidan Executive Producer: Hilary Hudson Music: Atmospheres Darkened—Oliver Adam Spink & Christopher Timothy White Sources: Natural Product-Based Biopesticides for Insect Control https://tinyurl.com/yx3huljj A DIGEST OF THE LITERATURE OF DERRIS (DEGUELIA) SPECIES USED AS INSECTICIDES, 1747-1931 https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/CAT87205491/PDF STUDY OF THE TOXICITY OF TOXICAROL...U
Which of These Mushrooms Could Kill You? Which of These Mushrooms Could Kill You?
2 years ago En
There are tens of thousands of mushroom species out there, and some of them could kill you. Today we’re going to test how well you can separate the perfectly safe from the perilously poisonous, and dive into the chemistry behind what makes seemingly identical species so different. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ Credits: Producer: Elaine Seward Writer: Samantha Jones, Ph.D. Scientific Consultants: Leila Duman, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD, Jianping Xu, PhD Kathie Hodge, PhD Executive Producer: George Zaidan Executive Producer: Hilary Hudson Sources: New Insight into Mycochemical Profiles and Antioxidant Potential of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: A Review https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31002608 Antioxidants of edible mushrooms https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26516828 Edible mushrooms as a ubiquitous source of essential fatty acids https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
You Died. Now What? Here's 11 Things You Could Do With Your Dead Body You Died. Now What? Here's 11 Things You Could Do With Your Dead Body
2 years ago En
After you die, your body has quite a few options –– from being turned into a diamond to helping solve a murder. This week, let us break down the possibilities so you can rest easy. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: What Happens When You're About to Die? https://youtu.be/W7tc-YNpId8 What Happens to Your Body When You Die? https://youtu.be/BpuTLnSr_20 What Happens When You Overdose? https://youtu.be/xLSz3wEgwJ8 The Top 5 Strangest Poisons That Can Kill You https://youtu.be/4hQ0G0GaYR8 How Much Candy Would Kill You? https://youtu.be/RNOycTzN-fg Credits: Producer: Kirk Zamieroski Writer: Samantha Jones, Ph.D. Scientific Consultants: Leila Duman, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD, Sarah Ellingham, PhD Andrew Ishida, PhD Brian Frey, PhD. Executive Producer: George Zaidan Executive Producer: Hilary Hudson Music: Sources: Human body preservation – old and
Scientist Breaks Down Chemistry in Iconic Cartoons - SpongeBob, Popeye, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit Scientist Breaks Down Chemistry in Iconic Cartoons - SpongeBob, Popeye, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit
2 years ago En
Are bananas actually that slippery? Could spinach give you superhuman strength? And what the heck is Toon Acid? This week, watch some cartoons alongside our writer and host, Sam Jones, and learn whether their chemistry checks out. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: The Chemistry of Love https://youtu.be/bp7Ydv5wAPk Can You Cryogenically Freeze Your Body and Come Back to Life? https://youtu.be/Wk2NxBYCe6s The Chemistry of Hollywood Fake Blood https://youtu.be/8OC5rji1stI Nerding out on Star Wars Science https://youtu.be/3c8HrdyXEKk The Case Against Santa Wearing a Flame Retardant Suit https://youtu.be/D7qk_1BdUOw Is Superhero Strength Real? https://youtu.be/V6JlG0PGWEc Credits: Producer: Andrew Sobey Writer: Samantha Jones, Ph.D. Scientific Consultants: Joe Schwarcz, Ph.D. Michael Swain, Ph.D., Leila Duman, Ph.D. Brianne Raccor, Ph.D. Exec
How Miracle Berries Alter Your Taste Buds (feat. Physics Girl, Eons, Two Cents and Above the Noise) How Miracle Berries Alter Your Taste Buds (feat. Physics Girl, Eons, Two Cents and Above the Noise)
2 years ago En
We gave Physics Girl, Space Time, Above the Noise, and Two Cents some miracle berry pills and lemons, tabasco sauce, tomatoes, and a bunch of other random foods, to figure out if this miraculous taste-modifying protein has any limits. Also, we needed a good excuse to make Eon's host Kallie Moore eat a tomato. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: You Can Taste Garlic with Your Feet!? https://youtu.be/qiM3kZWPZtA Why Do Things Taste Sweet? https://youtu.be/FaBFyEa8-eI What Happens When You Eat Too Much? https://youtu.be/7VJ4cRWCpDw Why Does Toothpaste Make Orange Juice Taste Bad? https://youtu.be/9X5_gtel-c0 Frying Your Way to Better Chicken https://youtu.be/Vjj2OJBOQ_0 Why Can’t You Buy *Fresh* Olives? https://youtu.be/oStoeHntfG8 Credits: Producer: Melissa Salpietra Writer: George Zaidan Scientific Consultants: Steven D. Munger, Ph.D., Yuz
Can You Cryogenically Freeze Your Body and Come Back to Life? Can You Cryogenically Freeze Your Body and Come Back to Life?
2 years ago En
When you die, there are a lot of things you can do with your dead body--embalm it, cremate it, donate it to science (the list goes on…), but some people will choose to have their dead bodies, or body parts, frozen until the technology of the future has (hopefully) advanced enough to bring them back to life. This week on Reactions, we break down the chemistry of cryogenic freezing and if it’s realistic to think we could ever reanimate a frozen corpse. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: Why Don’t Antarctic Fish Freeze to Death? https://youtu.be/k4gKYyXgX5g How to Survive the Snow and Ice https://youtu.be/KOtVJxQXBNM The Cold Truth About Fat https://youtu.be/p-yVmpQoDTk How Does Salt Melt Ice? https://youtu.be/JkhWV2uaHaA Credits: Producer: Elaine Seward Writer: Samantha Jones, Ph.D. Scientific Consultants: Leila Duman, Ph.D. Michelle Boucher
The Secret to Roasting Amazing Potatoes According to Chemistry The Secret to Roasting Amazing Potatoes According to Chemistry
2 years ago En
In the mood for more food science? Check out PBS Digital Studios’ newest show--Serving Up Science! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClJ8BxAuS5hDlTnlZoDPV5w Making delicious roasted potatoes is all about finding the right texture and consistency. Here at Reactions, we were inspired to give it a go after seeing J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s delicious recipe on Serious Eats. Today we’ll use chemistry (are you surprised?!) to create the roasted potatoes of your dreams. Get ready to wow your family and friends this holiday season. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: How to Fry a Thanksgiving Turkey Without Burning Your House Down https://youtu.be/t9Dhhxnvt2Y What's the Best Way to Cook Pasta? https://youtu.be/gSOnxUBJs8A What Happens When You Eat Too Much? https://youtu.be/7VJ4cRWCpDw How Does Cooking Affect Nutrients in Veggies? https://youtu.be/6hFxSJcq-KU
Five Cute Critters That Can Kill You Five Cute Critters That Can Kill You
2 years ago En
To explore the music theory, production, history and culture behind our favorite songs and musical styles, check out Sound Field from PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/soundfieldpbs Don’t let their cuteness fool you--these animals are not to be messed with. This week on Reactions we break down the chemistry behind what makes these adorable critters deadly. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: Does Peeing on a Jellyfish Sting Make it Stop Hurting? https://youtu.be/KDj2t4-bn1g How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell https://youtu.be/7i_NGMV63HQ Why Are Birds Different Colors? https://youtu.be/L_H1NC5sN50 Chameleons Are Masters of Nanotechnology https://youtu.be/OfxApSZ5bCM The Chemistry of Cats https://youtu.be/6_C9i-2QGeU Credits: Producer: Andrew Sobey Writer: Samantha Jones, Ph.D. Scientific Consultants: Leila Duman, Ph.D., Michelle Boucher, Ph.D
Are Vampires Real? Of Course Not, But . . . Are Vampires Real? Of Course Not, But . . .
2 years ago En
Check out Monstrum: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO6nDCimkF79NZRRb8YiDcA Halloween season wouldn’t be what it is without the undead. This week on Reactions, we unpack the chemistry that may have inspired one of our favorites: the vampire. When you think “vampire” some of today’s most popular vampires might come to mind. Attractive bloodsuckers with pale, sometimes sparkling skin. But in the 18th and 19th centuries, when European vampire lore first really took off, they were a bit more...morose and, instead of that crystal-clear skin, they appeared kind of sickly with a reddish complexion. Vampires were often depicted as men from poor, rural areas, who, after dying--often from diseases like the plague--would emerge from their coffins to wreak havoc on a nearby town, sucking the blood of humans, turning them into vampires as well. So how did this folklore come about? Possibly...disease. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReacti
This Blacksmith Forged Us a Sword To Vanquish Our Enemies This Blacksmith Forged Us a Sword To Vanquish Our Enemies
2 years ago En
This week on Reactions we head to Portland, Oregon, and learn how blacksmithing is just as much chemistry as it is an artform. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: Game of Thrones Science: Sword Making and Valyrian Steel https://youtu.be/cHRcGoje4j4 Why Does Metal Rust? - Reactions Q&A https://youtu.be/B_em0quwuSw Why is Carbon the Key to Life? (On Earth, Anyway) https://youtu.be/VUiDwrM2YPI How Does Glassblowing Work? https://youtu.be/HkLpAw9u-UU We Tested Google’s Tips for Getting Stains Out of Your Clothes. You’re Welcome. https://youtu.be/flSgUCMZjfo Credits: Producer: Elaine Seward Writer: Samantha Jones, Ph.D. Scientific Consultants: Hatem Zurob, Ph.D. Abdallah Elsayed, Ph.D. Junling Hu, Ph.D., Michelle Boucher, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD Executive Producer: George Zaidan Production Manager: Hilary Hudson Music: Sources: D block chemis
How to Make Magnetic Slime How to Make Magnetic Slime
2 years ago En
PBSDS Survey: https://www.pbsresearch.org/c/r/Reactions_YTvideo This week on Reactions our writer, Sam, skips work to make some slime! Check it out to learn how you, too, can use easy-to-get items to make magnetic and colored slime. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: The Chemistry of Hollywood Fake Blood https://youtu.be/8OC5rji1stI How Does Glassblowing Work? https://youtu.be/HkLpAw9u-UU How Does Pepper Spray Work? https://youtu.be/QFPxj4CcXp0 How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell https://youtu.be/7i_NGMV63HQ Credits: Producer: Andrew Sobey Writer: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific Consultants: Alicia McGeachy, PhD, Michelle Boucher, PhD, Brianne Raccor, PhD Executive Producer: George Zaidan Production Manager: Hilary Hudson Music: Simple Pleasures Bob Bradley & Christopher Shaun Wonfor Sources: ACS video on slime https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en
Space Mirrors and Other Weird Ways to Fight Climate Change Space Mirrors and Other Weird Ways to Fight Climate Change
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Check out Hot Mess: http://bit.ly/HotMessPBSDS There are things you can do right now to help our climate--like investing in renewable energy. But today on Reactions, we're digging into a few of the weirdest climate change-combating ideas out there. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: How Much Does a Cloud Weigh? https://youtu.be/a2GvzsaOncE Why Are We Dumping Fertilizer on Forest Fires? https://youtu.be/fNGq8hEuNb8 Can We Make Ocean Water Drinkable -- and Should We? https://youtu.be/q16qpo99JEE Vertical Farming https://youtu.be/rEw-VfFkUik Cow Burps Are Warming the Planet https://youtu.be/MnRFUSGz_ZM Yellowstone and Their Steaming Acid Pools of Death https://youtu.be/OqP50563IDM Credits: Producer: Elaine Seward Writer: Samantha Jones, Ph.D. Scientific Consultants: Richard B. Rivkin, Ph.D., Bess Ward, Ph.D., Joan Pau Sanchez Cuartielles, Ph.
We Tested Google’s Tips for Getting Stains Out of Your Clothes. You’re Welcome. We Tested Google’s Tips for Getting Stains Out of Your Clothes. You’re Welcome.
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Stained your shirt but don’t have time for a spin cycle? Your first impulse is probably to whip out your phone and start Googling. But how reliable are the quick stain removal tips you come across? This week on Reactions, we try out a bunch of those tips and consider the chemistry behind why some are more effective than others. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: Can Silver Nanoparticles Combat Your Stink? https://youtu.be/3UcnYMFTzFQ How Does Double Acting Baking Powder... Doubly Act? https://youtu.be/f16wezzHPzg Can Mixing Cleaning Chemicals Kill You? https://youtu.be/FH1h0oWjark DIY Cleaning Hacks (Chemistry Life Hacks Vol. 6) https://youtu.be/rM86Y810fTA Credits: Producer: Andrew Sobey Writer: Samantha Jones, PhD Scientific Consultants: Peter J. Hauser, Ph.D. Karen Leonas, Ph.D. Mary Johnson, M.S. Brianne Raccor, Ph.D. Michelle Boucher
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