3 Most Useful Kitchen Gadgets – Are They Worth It?

From Reactions. Check out Nourish here: https://www.youtube.com/PBSNourish Do you really need a slow cooker, rice cooker, sous vide immersion circulator, and a pressure cooker all sitting around your kitchen taking up counter space? Depends how you intend to use them — and on the chemistry of how food gets cooked. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter!…

Why Does Stinky Cheese Stink?

From Reactions. Some cheeses, like Epoisses, are so legendarily stinky they’re supposedly banned on public transit in France. It’s the chemistry of washed-rind cheeses that makes them such a smelly food. 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: How Milk Becomes Cheese Cow Burps Are Warming the Planet…

How Do Hydrangeas Change Colors?

From Reactions. Learn more about CuriosityStream at https://curiositystream.com/reactions (CODE: reactions) Savvy gardeners know that they can fine-tune they color of their hydrangea blooms just just changing the soil pH. But what does pH have to do with color? 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: What’s That After-Rain…

How Can You Change the Color of Hydrangeas?

From Reactions. Learn more about CuriosityStream at https://curiositystream.com/reactions (CODE: reactions) Savvy gardeners know that they can fine-tune they color of their hydrangea blooms just just changing the soil pH. But what does pH have to do with color? 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: What’s That After-Rain…

How Seashells Are Made

From Reactions. Learn more about CuriosityStream at https://curiositystream.com/reactions (CODE: reactions) If you know that seashells are made of basically the same stuff as chalk, you might have wondered why chalk is crumbly but seashells are super tough. This week on Reactions, we explain: The secret’s in the biochemistry. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram!…

The Ultimate Donut Battle: Cake vs. Yeast

From Reactions. There’s nothing weirder than biting into a cake donut when you’re expecting the texture of a yeast donut. It’s all fried dough, right? This week on Reactions, we talk about how chemistry makes these two foods so different. 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: Why…

Chameleons Are Masters of Nanotechnology

From Reactions. What do chameleons have to do with nanotechnology? These color-changing lizards are some of nature’s wackiest animals, all because they’re masters of pigment and light. This week on Reactions, learn all about the chemistry of chameleon color. 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: Dragon’s Blood…

How Milk Becomes Cheese

From Reactions. Ever wonder how milk becomes cheese? We asked about the science and the microbes that go into this tasty food. This week on Reactions, we visit St. James Cheese Company in New Orleans to learn all about the chemistry of your favorite dairy product. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ Tumblr!…

Does Melatonin Do Anything?

From Reactions. Check out Hot Mess here: https://www.youtube.com/HotMessPBS Melatonin is a supplement that’s supposed to help you sleep. But does it work? What’s the chemistry of this sleep aid? This week on Reactions, we go into the chemistry of melatonin and the realities of supplements. 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/…

How Do Airbags Work?

From Reactions. Check to see if your car is part of the Takata airbag recall: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls If you’re in a car accident, you want to be sure your airbags protect you. And they work because of chemistry, with some physics thrown in. This week on Reactions, we’re talking the science of airbags. And remember: Airbags…

Burning Ice from the Ocean Floor

From Reactions. This ice burns because it’s actually methane trapped in water. This week on Reactions, we talk about the chemistry of methane hydrates as a source of energy and a climate change threat. Learn more about our Earth Day celebration! www.acs.org/ccew 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…

Why Can’t You Buy *Fresh* Olives?

From Reactions. Olives are a strange food: a fruit that you can’t buy fresh, just swimming in salty brine. Why? They contain a bitter chemical called oleuropein. This week on Reactions, we’re talking about the science of how we can eat this unique stone fruit. 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/…

What’s That After-Rain Smell Made Of?

From Reactions. There’s a sweet smell in the air after it rains, whether it’s a spring shower or a summer storm. This week on Reactions, we explain the chemistry of petrichor, the smell of rain. 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: Is It OK To Pee In…

How Do We Know the Half Life of Uranium & Can You Collect Gold Once It’s Dissolved in Acid?

From Reactions. Reactions – Questions Answered, Vol. 2 – YouTube Summary & Metadata How do you recover gold that’s been dissolved in acid? How do we know the half-life of uranium? We take on your burning chemistry questions. 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: Nose Blindness, Mouthwash,…

What Are Century Eggs?

From Reactions. These green and black preserved eggs don’t really look like food, but the chemistry of fermentation turns pidan, or century eggs, into a Chinese comfort food. In this week’s Reactions episode, we’re talking about the science of these unusual treats. 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…

TV Forensics: What Do CSIs Actually Do?

From Reactions. We all love detective crime dramas and TV shows, like CSI Miami, Law and Order, Magnum P.I, True Detective and NCIS. But there’s tons of crucial evidence that gets examined thoroughly in order to crack the case. In this week’s episode of Reactions, we’ll show you a sneak peak at what really happens…

How to Make the Best Cheap Hot Cocoa Possible

From Reactions. This week, it’s the everyday chemistry of hot cocoa powder. From the chocolate mix to the milk, these science-inspired life hacks should help improve your cold weather pick-me-up. 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/ Producer: Kirk Zamieroski Writer: Alexa Billow Scientific consultant: Hans…

Chemtrails

From Reactions. This week Reactions is taking science to the skies and checking out the chemistry behind chemtrails, or more accurately, contrails. It’s easy to look at the white trail behind a jet aircraft and imagine all manner of chemicals raining down from above. However, airplane contrails are simply what happens when the chemistry of…

The Race to Invent the Periodic Table

From Reactions. This week on Reactions, we look at the chemistry of gallium, the science behind the holes in the periodic table, and the history of how the elements fell into place. Some chemists might see the periodic table of elements as a holy testament to the power of science. However, when it first debuted,…

Do Ketogenic Diets Really Work?

From Reactions. This week Reactions tackles the diet fad that never dies–low carb. There’s a lot of science that goes on with the keto diet and cutting out carbohydrates. Low-carb diets were a thing in the late 90s and they’re still a thing now. But why does this fad have staying power? Is it because…