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The Scientific Secret to Perfect Nachos

4 days 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.

Crystallography Footage Shows the Chemistry of How Snowflakes Form and Why Each One Is Unique

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

American Chemical Society series Reactions explains the chemistry of how snowflakes form and what makes each one unique. Because of how the water vapor that forms snowflakes freezes, snowflakes all start in a basic hexagonal shapes, but as temperatures change while they move through the air, the ice crystals freeze, warm, and expand in a variety of […]

The Caffeine-Like Chemical That Makes Chocolate Toxic to Dogs and Cats

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A new episode of Reactions by the American Chemical Society explains the chemistry of chocolate and the specific molecule called theobromine, which is chemically similar to caffeine. Theobromine is a vasodilator that animals can’t metabolize, which makes makes the yummy sweet stuff absolutely toxic to dogs, cats and other domestic animals. You may have heard […]

The Chemistry of Honey Reveals That It’s Really Just Bee Puke

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society reveals the chemistry of honey with the truth that it’s really just bee puke in an episode of Reactions. The video explains how bees at different ages process flower nectar different, and why it takes several types of bees to process the nectar into honey.

The Chemistry of Seasonal Affective Disorder

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

A new video from the American Chemical Society explains how SAD happens and what you can do about it.

How To Prevent And Cure Hangovers, According To Science

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Many people ring in the new year with lots of dancing and drinking, which then leaves them hurting the morning after. Before you get to that point, the American Chemical Society has some chemistry-inspired tips on how to prevent a massive...Show More Summary

Let science save you from a whopper of a hangover - CNET

Planning to party New Year's Eve? If so, check out this new video from the American Chemical Society, which has some pro tips for enjoying the buzz without the blech.

An Enlightening Look at What Causes Seasonal Affective Disorder and How It Can Be Treated

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In the most recent episode of the American Chemical Society video series “Reactions“, host Sophia Cai offers an enlightening look at the very real condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a common mood disorder that can affect otherwise mentally healthy people during gloomy days. Cai explains the physiological causes of the disorder, how it […]

Encounter With a Climate Change Warrior -- A Simple Farmer From Kenya

Co-authored by Leigh Foy For the past 9 days, we have been privileged to attend the United Nations Climate Change COP 21 in Paris with a group of York College students and professors supported by the American Chemical Society. We have...Show More Summary

Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays

National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, American Chemical Society, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Rice University's Smalley-Curl Institute HOUSTON -- (Dec. 4, 2015) -- A new method for building "drawbridges" betweenShow More Summary

Here’s Why Water Is the Worst Thing to Drink With a Spicy Meal

A new video released by the American Chemical Society explains exactly why drinking water after you eat spicy food is pretty much the worst thing you can do.

Hot Peppers Aren’t Actually 'Hot'

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A new video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series explains the how and why behind the burn.

Why You Shouldn't Drink Water After Eating Spicy Foods

Hot peppers can make you feel like your mouth is on fire. The American Chemical Society explains the science behind that burn and why drinking water is one of the worse things you can do to ease that pain. Read more...

How to Survive a Real-Life “Fallout”

From the American Chemical Society: It’s a big week for gamers now that the long-anticipated Fallout 4 video game is out. The series takes place in a world decades after nuclear war has destroyed most of civilization. Only those who hid in fallout shelters survived. Show More Summary

How We'd Survive The Post-Apocalyptic World In The Game "Fallout"

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Could humans survive a nuclear apocalypse, like the one seen in the "Fallout" video game series? That's the premise of a new video (above) of the American Chemical Society on Tuesday. In a nutshell, the video concludes that we couldShow More Summary

This Is The Best Cheese For Grilled Cheeses, According To Science

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Sure, there's a cheese for every cheese head, but when it comes to making a grilled cheese sandwich, it turns out there's one type of cheese to beat them all. The video below, from the American Chemical Society, shows that it's all about, well, chemistry. Show More Summary

How chemistry creates the perfect, gooey grilled cheese sandwich

What are the best cheeses for melting and why? This three-minute video from the American Chemical Society has the answer. Continue reading ? The post How chemistry creates the perfect, gooey grilled cheese sandwich appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Why the American Cancer Society Must Take a Stronger Stand on Cancer Prevention

For decades, a growing body of scientific evidence has been connecting environmental exposures to increasing rates of breast and other cancers. There are more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals on the market today, from preservatives in our lipstick to pesticides on our produce. Show More Summary

Periodic Table of Jack-o'-Lanterns

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

In 2007, the student chapter of the American Chemical Society at Clarkson University celebrated National Chemistry Week with this display of the periodic table of elements carved into pumpkins. I wonder if the transuranic pumpkins rotted before the others? -via Marilyn Bellamy

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