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Chemists Without Borders Receives Award from the American Chemical Society

Congratulations to Chemists Without Borders for receiving an American Chemical Society P3 Award! The purpose of the Partners for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Award is to encourage and recognize successful and exemplary partnerships.Show More Summary

Reactions Finds Out If Chewing Gum Really Stays in Your Stomach for 7 Years

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

On a recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions, they explore “the mechanics and chemistry of digestion” to find out if swallowed chewing gum really stays in your stomach for 7 years. It’s a legendary piece of playground lore: If you swallow a piece of gum, it stays stuck in your stomach forever. […]

What Really Happens When You Swallow Your Gum?

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

A new video from the American Chemical Society breaks down the science of a substance that we can't break down.

Top analytical and life sciences instrumentation firms

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, has unveiled its annual ranking of the top 25 analytical and life sciences instrumentation companies of 2015. The rankings, based on sales, remained largely unchanged from the previous year. Show More Summary

This Video Explains Why Peanut Allergies Are So Dangerous

The video above by the American Chemical Society (ACSReactions on YouTube) details why peanut allergies are particularly dangerous and a new theory why peanut allergies have been on the rise. Read more...

As Daesh Gets Pushed Out ‘More Chemical Attacks Possible in Coming Weeks’

Chemical weapons have been used at least 161 times during Syria's five-year civil conflict, with nearly 1,500 deaths resulting from such attacks. That’s according to a new report by the Syrian American Medical Society.

This Sweet, Sweet Treat May Protect The Brain Against Alzheimer's

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A cure for Alzheimer's may be closer -- and tastier -- than we think, according to findings presented at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting. The findings revealed that pure maple syrup has the potential to protectively impact...Show More Summary

Covering Your Pancakes in Maple Syrup Could Be Good For Your Brain

According to new research presented at the annual American Chemical Society meeting, antioxidants found in maple syrup may protect brain cells against damage.

Could a pure maple syrup extract be tapped for better brain health?

San Diego, CA - March, 14 2016 - As part of a two-day symposium at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, a group of international scientists shared promising results of 24 studies exploring the beneficial effects of natural products on the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's disease. Show More Summary

Scientists finally figured out why stepping on a LEGO hurts so badly, if you were wondering.

4 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Like all venerable-sounding institutions, The American Chemical Society now has a YouTube channel, Reactions, where they make colorful videos and try to bring their message to The Young People (or at least The Internet People). One of...Show More Summary

Plenaries at American Chemical Society meeting will focus on computers in chemistry

Scientists, in four plenary talks, will explore a variety of subjects related to the "Computers in Chemistry" theme of the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. Show More Summary

Drug-resistant 'super lice' are real, and they're in half the states already. No one is safe.

4 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Welp, looks like it's time to pack it in and move to space, because strains of drug-resistant super lice have now been reported in 25 states in the U.S, according to a study by the American Chemical Society. Head lice, parasitic insects...Show More Summary

The Science Behind Why It Hurts So Much to Step on a LEGO

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A video from the American Chemical Society covers the physiology, chemistry, and physics of this universal struggle.

Fun video: fire in ultra slo-mo

From The American Chemical Society To fire up the grill or the gas stove, we often reach for a match. It turns out there’s a lot of chemistry going on to make those little wooden wonders work. The best way to find out about the chemistry of burning matches is to watch it in ultra-slow…

The Chemistry of Lighting a Match

4 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The process takes merely tenths of a second. But within that tiny amount of time, there's a lot going on. The American Chemical Society used a high-speed camera operating a 4,000 frames a second to illustrate the sequence of chemical reactions that take place when a match is struck against a striker. The simple match is a marvelously complex device. (Video Link) -via Gizmodo

The Chemistry Involved in Lighting a Match Is Surprisingly Awesome

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Many of you may remember this slow motion video from a little over a year ago. The American Chemical Society has now taken this footage—shot at an astounding 4,000 frames per second—to explain what’s actually happening at the molecular level when a match is struck. Read more...

An Inconvenient truth: Electric-car battery materials could harm key soil bacteria

From the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY The growing popularity of battery-powered cars could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but they are not entirely Earth friendly. Problems can creep in when these batteries are disposed of. Scientists, in a new study in ACS’ journal Chemistry of Materials, are reporting that compounds increasingly used in lithium-ion batteries are…

The Scientific Secret to Perfect Nachos

5 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The folks at the American Chemical Society have got you covered for game day.

Use Science To Make Better Nachos On Super Bowl Sunday

The American Chemical Society hands out a key tip to make better nachos.

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