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The secret to New York City bagels isn’t (just) in the water

A new video blog from the American Chemical Society explains the secret to great NYC bagels. Continue reading ? The post The secret to New York City bagels isn’t (just) in the water appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How to Peel an Avocado Like a Pro

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

YouTube Link This video made by the American Chemical Society illustrates the best method to peel an avocado in order to maximize its health benefits. The method is explained with a tutorial on the chemistry of avocados. Also featured in the video are methods to minimize browning in guacamole. -Via Design Taxi

Drinking Tequila Can Help You Lose Weight, According To Scientists

Well, isn’t this a marvelous thing? According to a 2014 study by the American Chemical Society (ACS), sugars found in the plant that makes tequila could lower blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes, and help obese people lose weight, researchers say. According to the study, Agavins, a natural form of sugar found [...]Show More Summary

The science behind the best (and healthiest) guacamole

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Guacamole is great. We're generally pro-guac at this blog (though we have a blanket policy against cilantro). But as the latest Reactions video from the American Chemical Society explains above, chips and guac is practically a superfood. Or avocados are, anyway, and that's close enough for us.Read full article >>

‘Reactions’ Explains the Science Behind the Armor, Weapons, and Abilities of Marvel’s Avengers

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Chemist Raychelle Burks starred in a recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions to help explain the science behind the armor, weapons, and abilities of Marvel‘s powerful Avengers superhero team. Science fans, assemble! The world’s top superhero team is back to save the world in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” And these superheroes use […]

Science of The Avengers

From “Reactions” (from the American Chemical Society).. Without chemicals, super heroes would be impossible! See Also: The Physics of Superheroes–Jim Kaklios

‘Reactions’ Explores Whether a ‘Game of Thrones’ Valyrian Steel Sword Could Be Made With Real Chemistry

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Waterloo, Ontario-based chemistry enthusiast and material scientist Ryan Consell of Mad Art Lab starred in a recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions to answer the Game of Thrones-themed question, “could we make a Valyrian steel sword using real life chemistry?” Consell goes into further detail about his findings on the Mat Art […]

An Incredibly Close Look at How Scientists Are Able to View Individual Atoms

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of the The American Chemical Society series Reactions takes an incredibly close look at how scientists are able to view individual atoms. Although many important discoveries about atoms have been made since ancient times, the technology to view them wasn’t created until the 1980s with the invention of powerful microscopy equipment and techniques.

Used CDs: A Weapon Against Climate Change?

Those used CDs & DVDs you have laying around the house could be used to capture carbon dioxide, according to a new paper from the American Chemical Society The post Used CDs: A Weapon Against Climate Change? appeared first on Sustainablog.

A hilarious new use for those old AOL discs – carbon sequestration

From the American Chemical Society How unwanted CDs and DVDs could help cut carbon emissions Now that most consumers download and stream their movies and music, more and more CDs and DVDs will end up in landfills or be recycled. But soon these discarded discs could take on a different role: curbing the release of…

Battery Electrodes Now Possible From Packing Peanuts

Finding a new use for waste products is a valuable avenue of research, both from an environmental and an economic standpoint. Brand new research reported this past weekend at the American Chemical Society Meeting has shown that packing...Show More Summary

Start Your April Fools' Day Off Right With These Chemistry Jokes. They're A Gas!

It's April Fools' Day! What better way to celebrate than to nerd out with some cringeworthy chemistry jokes? The American Chemical Society has got you covered, with a new round of witticisms in its latest video (above). For instance:...Show More Summary

Another Round of Cringeworthy Chemistry Jokes That Hope to Get a Reaction From the Audience

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

“What do you do with a sick chemist? Well if you can’t helium, and you can’t curium, you’re going to have to barium.” The American Chemical Society series Reactions has released another round of cringeworthy chemistry jokes they hope will get a reaction from the audience. Like the first video in the series, the jokes are primarily […]

The Chemistry of Poison Ivy and How It Irritates the Skin

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions explains the chemistry of poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) and how it irritates the skin. The offending compound is called urushiol, and it can penetrate to the second layer of skin causing rashes or blisters. The video also gives tips on treating and preventing poison ivy.

A Look at the Chemical Difference Between Sugar and High-Fructose Corn Syrup

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions looks at the chemical difference between sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Both substances deliver the same chemicals to the body, and the episode cautions against consuming too much of either. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

What Goes Into Your Toilet Might Be A Literal Goldmine

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit The waste in your body might not be as much of a waste as you think. At a meeting of the American Chemical Society, researchers have announced that they are working on a way to extract tons of valuable metals from sewage.A...Show More Summary

There’s Gold In That Poop! Mining Precious Metals From Human Waste

A paper at this week's American Chemical Society meeting will discuss extracting microscopic precious metals from human waste The post There’s Gold In That Poop! Mining Precious Metals From Human Waste appeared first on Sustainablog...

Is Sewage Treatment Arming New Forms of Super-Bacteria?

This is the argument being made this weekend at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society: the chlorine (usually) used in treating wastewater may be encouraging the formation of new, so-far unknown antibiotics. Show More Summary

What Does 'Hypoallergenic' Mean? Apparently Whatever Manufacturers Want It To Mean, Scientists Say

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Have we all been fooled? A new video from the American Chemical Society (above) reveals that many household products labeled as "hypoallergenic" -- from cosmetics to baby products -- are not backed by scientific evidence indicating that...Show More Summary

‘Hypoallergenic’ is meaningless — It is ‘whatever a company wants it mean,’ scientists explain

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A new video by the American Chemical Society explains that “‘hypoallergenic’ isn’t really a thing,” largely because the term can mean whatever manufacturers want it to. “There’s one label that’s gone unregulated for decades —...

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