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

yesterdayOdd : 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

4 days 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

last monthHealth : 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

last monthOdd : 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 […]

The American Chemical Society Explains The Delicious Science Behind Pizza’s Mouthfeel - See you guys later. I need to do some "research."

last monthOdd : Geekosystem

I have it on good authority that pizza is made from Chris Evans kisses and God’s daydreams, but the American Chemical Society has another (slightly more credible) explanation. 

‘Reactions’ Explains the Delicious Chemistry Found in Pizza

last monthOdd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society’s web series Reactions (see previously) explains the delicious amounts of chemistry found in pizza during their latest episode. From the cooking of the tasty pizza dough to the bubbling melted cheese, there are plenty of chemical reactions that take place before the first slice even hits your mouth. Whether it’s a […]

DC Jobs: Slate, Washington Post Express, American Chemical Society

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

This week, Slate is hiring an account executive for Slate Audio, while Washington Post Express is seeking a managing editor. American Chemical Society needs an art director, and FierceMarkets is on the hunt for an editor-in-chief. Get...Show More Summary

The American Chemical Society Series ‘Reactions’ Explains Why Toothpaste Makes Orange Juice Taste Terrible

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of The American Chemical Society series Reactions  (see previously) explains why toothpaste makes orange juice taste terrible. It all has to do with sodium lauryl sulfate and the way our tongues process taste. It’s happened to many of us: Half asleep in the morning, you finish brushing your teeth and reach for your daily glass of […]

Why Beers Get Skunked (And How to Stop It) [Science Video]

From the American Chemical Society: There’s nothing worse than reaching for a cold beer, taking that first sip and realizing your beer’s been skunked. Skunking is a chemical reaction that causes an awful, bitter taste. This week, Reactions explains why beers get skunky, and what you can do to keep your brews from going bad. […]

The Stinky Science Behind Your Skunked Beer

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The phrase "skunked beer" is no misnomer: As the American Chemical Society tells us, the molecule that gives skunky beer its stankitudinous flavor is almost identical to the one found in skunk spray. But how does it get in your beer? And how on earth do you keep it out? Read more...

The American Chemical Society Web Series ‘Reactions’ Explains Why Beers Become Skunked & How to Stop It

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society’s web series Reactions (see previously) explains why beers become skunked and how we can go about stopping it on their latest episode. There’s nothing worse than reaching for a cold beer, taking that first sip and realizing your beer’s been skunked. Skunking is a chemical reaction that causes an awful, bitter […]

An Explanation of Why and How Leaves Change Color

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society Society’s web series Reactions (see previously) explains the chemical processes through which leaves change color in a recent episode. A recently published chart by Compound Interest also shows the different compounds that give autumn leaves their color.

The Chemistry Behind Smartphones [Science Video]

From the American Chemical Society: The iPhone 6 is almost here and the pre-orders are piling up. But what do you really know about the insides of the iPhone 6, or any smartphone for that matter? We’ve found the chemical elements lurking inside a smartphone with help from our friends at the Compound Interest blog. […]

The American Chemical Society Web Series ‘Reactions’ Explains the Chemistry of the iPhone 6

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society’s web series Reactions (see previously) explains the chemistry that goes into building the iPhone 6 (see previously) and making it work in a recent episode. The iPhone 6 is almost here and the preorders are piling up. But what do you really know about the insides of the iPhone 6, or any smartphone for […]

The Chemical Elements Within Your Smartphone

Ever wonder what that mini monolithic-shaped computer you carry around in your pocket is made of? Hot on the tail of Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement, the American Chemical Society has produced a video titled “What’s in your iPhone?” that delves into some of the chemical elements used to make smartphones. Check it […]

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