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Environmental Contaminants May Penetrate Fetal Cord Blood

A new research featured in the Environmental Science and Technology published by the American Chemical Society suggests that the fetus is more vulnerable to some pollutants with certain properties because they penetrate further into the feto-maternal system. Show More Summary

The science behind perfect grilling

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Cookout season is upon us, and it's time to science the heck out of your grilling game.In the latest video from the American Chemical Society's Reaction series, you can learn basically everything you ever wanted to know about meat chemistry. But here's what you need to know to make those steaks and burgers extra delicious (and also not carcinogenic, lol).Read full article >>

Chemistry explains why aspartame isn’t bad for you

The American Chemical Society debunks the myths of the sugar substitute aspartame. Continue reading ? The post Chemistry explains why aspartame isn’t bad for you appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

What hormone therapy means for transgender people

How do hormones affect the appearance of gender? Many transgender people find themselves facing questions from others about what it means to transition. A new video from the American Chemical Society (ACS) explains the role that estrogen and testosterone can play in this process. Show More Summary

Why Do Wet Dogs Stink? Here Comes The Chemistry

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Wet dogs smell bad. We all know that. But why is it that every time Rover hits the H20 -- even when he takes a bath -- he ends up smelling like that? According to a new video from the American Chemical Society (above), that wet dog smell...Show More Summary

Experts Reiterate That Microwaving Your Food Is Seriously Fine

The American Chemical Society has had enough of hokey, blind demonization of anything deemed “unnatural” when it comes to food—and released a video on YouTube specifically aiming to debunk microwave fears.

The science of wet dog smell

last monthHealth : The Checkup

It is a truth universally acknowledged that wet dogs are pretty stinky. In the latest video by the American Chemical Society, you can learn all about the science behind that stink.[You really do love your dog like it’s a baby]Read full article >>

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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months agoHumor / 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

3 months agoHumor / 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

3 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 […]

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