American Chemical Society partners with PBS and YouTube for new video series

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2020 — The American Chemical Society (ACS), a leading voice in science communication and education, has launched “Untold,” a new video series in partnership with PBS Digital Studios and YouTube Learning. The limited-run series features stories about science and how chemistry, physics, astronomy and geology can provide insight into the world around us.

Over the course of 10 episodes, “Untold” tells stories through a scientific lens, from the tale of a lonely whale to the Challenger space shuttle disaster and more. The series is hosted by Alex Dainis, Ph.D., a geneticist and science communicator. Throughout each episode, Dainis explains the history and illustrates the science behind the unique topics.

YouTube Learning was created to fund and promote creators and organizations making education-focused content on YouTube, and features content from the History Channel, NASA and other organizations dedicated to educating the public. During the COVID-19 pandemic it has been, and continues to be, a valuable source of remote learning for students.

“Untold” is available to watch now on the ACS Reactions YouTube channel. ACS and PBS Digital Studios also produce the long-running video series “Reactions”, a show that uncovers the chemistry of everyday life and beyond.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. The Society is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a specialist in scientific information solutions (including SciFinder® and STN®), its CAS division powers global research, discovery and innovation. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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