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The ACS Becomes Invisible (But Not For Long)

Here's what looks like a weird publishing decision: the American Chemical Society seems to have blocked search engines for its publications. Try it: type "JACS" into Google, and you'll no longer get the journal's page showing up in the search results. Show More Summary

An Excellent Explanation About How Moisturizer Works to Repair Dry Skin

5 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions excellently explains the three ways (occlusive, humectant, emollient) by which moisturizers work to effectively repair dry skin. Occlusives are the old school moisturizers and they work in the simplest way possible. They form a barrier over the skin that water can’t penetrate, stopping evaporation and […]

Chemistry Life Hacks for Winter Survival [Video]

From the American Chemical Society: With temperatures falling along with snow, we’re smack in the middle of winter. While you wait out the winter months, we’ve got advice on keeping your windshield fog-free, getting unstuck from the snow and even how to make your own hand warmer. Show More Summary

A Series of Chemistry Inspired Life Hacks Designed to Make Winter More Bearable

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Reactions by the American Chemical Society has a video detailing a series of life hacks–and the chemistry behind them–designed to help alleviate certain winter-related problems, from dry skin to getting a car stuck in the snow.

‘Reactions’ Explains How Salt Melts Ice and Its Limitations, Alternatives, and Downsides

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions explains the chemistry behind how salt melts ice. The episode also explains the limitations of salt, alternatives like sand and other chemicals, and also the environmental downsides of using salt.

The Chemistry of Champagne [Science Video]

From the American Chemical Society: More bottles of Champagne are popped during the holiday season than at any other time of the year. This week we take a look at what chemically separates a Champagne from just another white wine. [Reactions] The post The Chemistry of Champagne [Science Video] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

The science behind your New Year’s Eve bubbly

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Just in time for New Year's, The American Chemical Society has a great video about the science that makes your bubbly so...bubbly.Technically, champagne is only champagne if it's made from grapes from Champagne (France). But sparkling wine in general gets its oomph by way of a second fermentation. Show More Summary

Do Carrots Really Help You See Better? [Science Video]

From the American Chemical Society: You heard it from your mom over and over again. “Eat your carrots, they’ll help you see better!” So is it true? We teamed up with chemist Chad Jones, host of the Collapsed Wavefunction podcast, to crack the carrot case wide open. Show More Summary

‘Reactions’ Asks and Answers the Question ‘Do Carrots Make You See Better?’

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Chemist Chad Jones of The Collapsed Wavefunction podcast appeared in a recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions to answer the question “Do Carrots Make You See Better?” In the episode, Jones explains the World War II origins of the myth that eating a lot of carrots improves eyesight as well as the chemistry of […]

Fracking Green Chemistry Roundtable Launched

Apache, Dow Chemical and Marathon Oil are among the members of the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute’s newly formed roundtable to identify opportunities for the oil and gas industry to use green chemistry and engineering in hydraulic fracturing. The ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable is open to new members; to be considered a founding […]

Holiday Chemistry

The American Chemical Society has collected lots of experiments you can use to help your holidays merrier.

This Thanksgiving, Explore The Chemistry Of Eating Too Much - We think you might need this right about now.

2 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

Sure, the physical size and stretchiness of your stomach has a lot to do with why you probably feel like a turkey-filled Macy's Day balloon right now. But the American Chemical Society's Reactions series wants you to know that a lot of it also has to do with chemicals—and not just the oft-demonized tryptophan, either. Unbutton your pants and join us for some science!

What Happens When You Eat Too Much?

Another from the American Chemical Society’s informative videos, this one is perfectly timed for those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving…

‘Reactions’ Explains the Chemistry of What Goes on in Our Stomachs After Eating Too Much

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of The American Chemical Society series Reactions explains the chemistry behind what goes on in our stomachs after we eat too much. Just in time for all of the Thanksgiving feasts that will be consumed this week. The season of giving is often also the season of over-indulging at the dinner table. […]

The Chemistry of Cats

The American Chemical Society have produced several interesting videos about the chemistry of everything from caffeine to peeing in the ocean. Now they’ve listened to what the internet really wants to know about: cats.

‘Reactions’ Shares a Series of Accidental Chemical Discoveries That Changed the World

3 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Host Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D. shares a series of accidental chemical discoveries that changed the world in a recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions. Some of the discoveries include a cheap purple dye, an artificial sweetener, and non-stick coatings. Show More Summary

‘Reactions’ Explains the Carl Sagan Quote ‘We Are Made of Star Stuff’ and How Stars Form the Elements

3 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of The American Chemical Society series Reactions explains astronomer Carl Sagan’s famous quote “We are made of star stuff,” by explaining how the different elements on the periodic table are forged by stars, and how those elements came to form us. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Here’s what happens to your body when you die

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Just in time for Halloween, it's time to talk about death. The American Chemical Society has a great video (above) on the chemical processes that distinguish the dead from the living. Cellular death is probably the grossest (but also the most interesting) part of the process: Without oxygen, your cells lose their steam. Show More Summary

The Chemistry of Fear [Science Video]

From The American Chemical Society: “Fear is the expectation or the anticipation of possible harm… We know that the body is highly sensitive to the possibility of threat, so there are multiple pathways that bring that fear information into the brain,” explains Abigail Marsh, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Georgetown University. Marsh’s research focuses […]

‘Reactions’ Explains the Science of Why Sweet Things Taste Sweet

3 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The latest episode of the web series Reactions (previously) by the American Chemical Society explains the science of why sweet things taste sweet. The episode features chemist Darcy Gentleman, who explains how sweet molecules fit into taste receptors in our mouths. Gentleman also explains that the commonly used artificial sweetener aspartame is more closely related to meat […]

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