Can Silver Nanoparticles Combat Your Stink?

From Reactions. Some clothing makers try to harness the antibacterial power of silver to combat the smell of sweat from your workouts — now with added nanotechnology. This week on Reactions, we ask: does it work? 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: C&EN’s reporting on nanoparticles: https://cen.acs.org/articles/87/web/2009/10/Nanosilver-Wash.html…

What are Eye Boogers?

From Reactions. Eye crusties, sleep, sand, eye boogers. What’s that stuff in the corner of your eyes when you wake up? This week, Reactions explains the chemistry of the film that protects your eyes. 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: Does Melatonin Do Anything? https://youtu.be/qjUKsW93qRU Why Do…

How Does Double Acting Baking Powder… Doubly Act?

From Reactions. Why does baking powder say “double acting” on the container? Is that better than single acting? This week on Reactions, we explain — with chemistry! 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 Ultimate Donut Battle: Cake vs. Yeast: https://youtu.be/u68ZnxzWj5k How Milk Becomes Cheese: https://youtu.be/uJEkb4Hq5jY How…

How Plastic Recycling Actually Works

From Reactions. What happens to plastic bottles when you recycle them? Do they get made into fresh bottles, or do they become something else? This week on Reactions, learn why it’s easier to turn bottles into workout shirts than it is to fully recycle the plastic. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ Tumblr!…

Can You Take Expired Drugs?

From Reactions. Description: Every medicine you buy has an expiration date printed on it somewhere, but does it actually go bad? This week on Reactions, we explain the chemistry of drug expiration dates. 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: Does Melatonin Do Anything? https://youtu.be/qjUKsW93qRU Do Vitamin Supplements…

Will This Pop a Balloon?

From Reactions. Have you ever popped a balloon with just an orange peel? This chemistry party trick is a classic demo of how solvents work. Learn about the science of why like dissolves like! 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 Makes Rubber Rubbery? https://youtu.be/n2zOdsxC_eo How Do…

Yellowstone Steaming Acid Pools of Death

From Reactions. TAKE THE PBS DIGITAL SURVEY! https://to.pbs.org/2018YTSurvey Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs have incredible geochemistry thanks to being part of an actual volcano. But why are they so different, and why are some more dangerous than others? 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…

How Air Conditioning Works

From Reactions. To beat the summer heat, we turn to air conditioning. But that sweet, cool relief isn’t magic: it’s the science of heat transfer and the chemistry of refrigerants. 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: Chemtrails https://youtu.be/ZonPvpgcBc0 What Makes Smartphones Explode? https://youtu.be/pY-kzHn9kvo How Do Airbags Work?…

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 https://youtu.be/uJEkb4Hq5jY Cow Burps Are Warming the…

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 by 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…