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In this episode, discover what makes carbon the backbone of all forms of life on Earth.
We honor women’s history month, with a story of two women chemists that changed the world.
This week, we’ll explore how much helium is left to see if this element will go extinct.
In this first episode of Chemistry Basics we're talking about the importance of isotopes.
We all love detective TV shows, like CSI Miami and Magnum P.I. In this episode, we’ll show what really happens in forensics science lab.
Reactions is taking science to the skies to see what happens in the chemistry behind chemtrails, or more accurately, airplane contrails.
In this video, we look at gallium, the science behind the holes in the periodic table, and the history of how the elements fell into place.
Theo Gray is 2011 ACS Grady Stack Award winner and in this video, his real DIY masterpiece is the world's first "periodic table table."
Scientists had to overcome a number of challenges to create four elements added to the periodic table this year, completing the seventh row.
Speaking of Chemistry caught up with UCLA’s Hosea Nelson to learn about how chemists are trying to copy nature for a brighter future.
What’s actually causing that big huge foamy flume mess? Reactions teams up with Matt Hartings, Ph.D., to explain the Elephant Toothpaste experiment.
To fire up the grill or the gas stove, we often reach for a match. The best way to find out about the chemistry of burning matches is to watch it in ultra-slow motion.
Speaking of Chemistry joins daredevil homebrewers Craig Bettenhausen and Kevin Wepasnick as they put gas solubility to the test using chemistry and beer.
The periodic table just got four new elements, but this isn't as groundbreaking as recent headlines would have you believe. Join Speaking of Chemistry's resident killjoy to find out why.
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens with its intense plot will have you on the edge of your seat. But is it possible to create a real-life lightsaber or build a Death Star laser?
Bestselling author Sam Kean takes us through the nearly 2,400-year quest to see the atom in a new episode of our "Legends of Chemistry" series.
Could you make your own Game of Thrones Valyrian steel sword using real-life chemistry?
Like it or not, Reactions is back with round two of chemistry jokes.
Carbon monoxide is no joke, especially in the winter. Raychelle Burks, Ph.D., explains why carbon monoxide is so dangerous.
Chemist George de Hevesy’s work transformed medicine. He also foiled the Nazis along the way.
This week, we break down the chemistry that keeps the roads safe when bad weather hits.
As Carl Sagan famously said, “We are made of star stuff.” Whoa. It’s a mind-boggling thought, but what exactly did he mean?
We've found the chemical elements lurking inside a smartphone with help from our friends at the Compound Interest blog.
Chemistry Life Hacks is back with new tips that can change your life, or at least the temperature of your beer.
Best-selling author Sam Kean stops by Reactions this week to debunk the myth of the Megalodon, the 50-foot super shark.
Crystals are everywhere, from the dinner table to the human body. Here are five surprising facts about crystals.
This video brings you all of the exciting sights and sounds of Fourth of July fireworks, plus a little chemical knowhow.
You (didn't) ask for it, but here are a bunch of chemistry jokes.
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