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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."
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This Halloween, we love horror flicks, so we’re giving you a chemical rundown of the most crucial movie-making element of all: fake blood.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Reactions describes what’s changed about treatment options, and what patients can expect in the future.
Eggs are edible and incredible, so we've got three kitchen egg demos that will bounce and colorize you into total chemical bewilderment!
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson are the 2017 Nobel Prize winners for their development of cryo-electron microscopy.
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The space probe has uncovered chemical mysteries on the moon Titan that will keep scientists busy for years to come.
Headlines keep on popping up in the news about exploding cellphones and we're covering the chemistry on why batteries go boom!
Learn about an unusual polymer that’s found everywhere you look, from cars to shoes to rocket fuel – even sports balls of all varieties!
The products we use every day leave behind chemical footprints. Learn how and why researchers are now studying those trails.
Going from Earth to Mars? Recycling is an astronaut’s best friend. We're looking at new uses for pee that flows farther than drinking water!
We teamed up with PBS Studios colleagues to explore the unique chemistry behind durian, king of fruits and its powerful odor.
What’s the difference between fluorescence and bioluminescence? We illuminate the biochemical distinctions.
Some wine snobs swear they know all of the rituals, but we talked to wine experts to find out how to create the best flavors.
In this video, learn how the chemistry of frying leads to the most delicious, crispy, savory deep-fried chicken tasty goodness.
Chemists have found fantastic drugs in in nature, like the blood from the Komodo dragon that could save your life.
Thanks to 30 years’ of color-changing chemistry, the Statue of Liberty is an iconic green symbol of freedom. But what’s her original color?
For the 30th anniversary of National Chemistry Week, scientists can use radiometric dating on rocks, and figure out how old is Mother Earth.
In this video, we debunk the chemistry that gives olive oil’s healthy reputation and how it gives your food a flavor boost.
Anti-wrinkle creams claim they keep the skin surface fresh, making a younger more perfect-looking you, but do they REALLY work?
Reactions is back with Chemistry Life Hacks, vol. 8. with food tips on how to cook rice with fewer calories and make chicken tastier.
Reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the WWI, Jonathan Tucker’s book “War on Nerves” explains the surprising history on chemical weapons.
You’ve probably heard rumors that peeing on a jellyfish sting can make the pain go away, but does this old wives tale stand up to science?
In this episode, Ryan Cross examines the implications for GMO foods and what it means to market in the era of CRISPR?
Have you ever seen a water droplet navigate a maze? It’s possible thanks to the phenomenon called the Leidenfrost effect.
In this episode, we celebrate the chemical process of distillation that makes tasty bourbon and other whiskey flavors possible.
Many people from 600 cities joined the March for Science. We followed groups to learn why they march and what they hope to achieve.
Sports drink commercials love talking electrolytes, but why do we need them, and what happens to our bodies if we don’t have enough?
Petria Noble andf Jaap Boon at the Rijks Museum, work to save thousands of paintings from around the world from microscopic destruction.
In this video, we dig up all the dirt on how earthworms eat, improve farming and save
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In honor of St. Paddy's Day, we decided to take a closer, chemical look into what makes redheads stand out from the crowd.
Check out this video, to see a new trend in agriculture called vertical farming that protect plants from harsh weather and pesticides.
Vegetables are full of essential vitamins and minerals, but how should you eat them to get the most nutritious bang for your buck?
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In this episode, find out why cats love catnip so much and why the catnip plant really makes the kitty drug.
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Reactions is joining PBS Digital Studios! We’re celebrating with a video on how the chemistry of the universe is surprisingly like your cup of coffee.
While presidents tweet, money talks. In this episode, we look how Trump’s economic stances could affect the dollars and cents of chemistry.
If you reach for cough medicine, you're not alone. But does it work? In this video, we explain the chemistry to find out which remedies actually work.
Ryan Cross explains the fierce dispute over who holds the patents to CRISPR gene-editing technology and what the possible outcomes could mean.
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