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This holiday, we asked Santa if the compounds found in his flame-retardant suit are naughty or nice.
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Ms. Beautyphile helps us tackle the science behind perms and overall big 80s hair.
Reactions and Ms. Beautyphile explain, the chemistry of shaving creams.
This video explores green plastics as a solution to our throwaway lifestyle.
To beat the summer heat, we turn to heat transfer and the chemistry of refrigerants.
Whether or not you have anxiety, you’ve probably heard of Xanax. But what’s in this popular and widely prescribed drug, and how does it work?
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The Speaking of Chemistry California road trip continues as we scope out some cutting-edge, flexible electronics at Stanford University.
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Many people have turned to over-the-counter teeth-whitening treatments, while some have made a trip to the dentist. This week, Reactions looks at the chemistry of a brighter smile.
In another installment of our Reactions Q and A series, you use it everyday, but do you know how toothpaste works? Thanks for subscribing and keep the questions coming in the comments.
A Reactions viewer asked us, "Why do metal things corrode?" It’s a great question and number two in our Reactions Q & A series. And did you know that metals actually PREFER to be rusted?
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?
Dull knives and not having a knife sharpener is a drag. This chemistry life hack is going to have you going straight MacGyver up on that lame point of yours.
These sprays can work wonders, but how do they actually work? Do they really remove the smell or just mask it?
This week, we take a sobering look at the chemistry behind the modern world’s first chemical weapons.
This week, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Reactions takes on craft beer chemistry.
Blue jeans are among the most popular clothing items in the entire world. But how did Levi Strauss get his “workwear” so blue?
If there’s one man in Hollywood that knows the value of chemistry, it’s Michael Bay.
Throughout the history of science, many major discoveries came accidentally.
Four fascinating facts about money to make you scientifically richer.
To kick off this football season, Reactions looks at everything that goes into a football helmet and how chemistry helps keep players safe.
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