How Can A Margarita Do This?

From Reactions. Sam’s friend got a crazy swelling, peeling burn on her hands from making a margarita and then heading to the beach. Why? #margaritaburn #margarita #phytophotodermatitis Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: What is Ringworm and How Do You Get Rid of It? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM3HlbVIw6A The World’s Most Unavoidable…

Cellulose: From Trees to Explosives

From Reactions. Cellulose is everywhere. In fact, it is the most abundant organic molecule on the Earth! It’s in (but not limited to) our food, clothing, and plastics, and the cellulose compound nitrocellulose is used in explosives but also in things like x-rays, early silent films and nail polish. In this episode of #Untold, a…

The World’s Biggest Batteries Aren’t What You Think

From Reactions. When you think of batteries, you might think of the thing your watch or car needs to run. But as we move toward producing and storing more renewable energy (like solar and wind) we have to start thinking bigger. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube,…

What Could An Explosion On the Sun Do Here On Earth?

From Reactions. The sun is essential plant food that’s heating our planet, but we don’t often think about the wild things happening on and below its surface. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we talk about those wild things, and how they can affect us all the…

What Meteors Reveal About Earth’s Hidden Past

From Reactions. Our planet has been rocked by many-a-meteorite, and they’ve left not just themselves as space debris but also craters and even molecules needed for life. Now we’ve started to travel to them, and they might be a key part of our forays into deep space. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning…

The Invisible Tsunami That Killed 1,500 People in One Night

From Reactions. On August 21, 1986, violent explosions rocked Cameroon’s Lake Nyos. A wave of water over 15 meters (around 50 ft) high flattened vegetation along the southern shore, but a second deadly, nearly invisible wave of carbon dioxide blanketed the nearby towns, suffocating residents and animals. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning…

The Terrifying (but Awesome) Science Behind Red Tides

From Reactions. Maybe you already knew that deadly algal tides discolor ocean waves, deplete the water of oxygen, and release toxins that can kill a huge range of ocean critters, but did you know that the tiny organisms that cause red tides are also an extremely important part of our ecosystem? In this episode of…

The Great MOLASSES Flood of 1919

From Reactions. When you think “molasses,” you probably think “slow, sticky,” or “totally boring,” but in January, 1919, a tsunami wave of molasses destroyed Boston’s North End, killing 21 people and leaving another 150 injured. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we get into the science behind…

Challenger: The Real Story of an Avoidable Disaster

From Reactions. On January 28, 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle broke apart just 73 seconds into its flight. All seven crew members aboard were killed and space travel was changed forever. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we explain the science behind this tragic, avoidable accident, and…

The Loneliest Whale

From Reactions. Out in the deep swims an elusive whale who has never been seen, but has been heard for years. The whale sings a song outside the normal whale-song frequency. Does that mean none of its fellow whales can understand it? In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and…

Coffee Roasting Chemistry Throwdown: PhD vs. BS

From Reactions. How hard could roasting beans at home really be? Sam and George go head-to-head in a coffee roasting competition to find out, and Candy Schibli, the founder of Southeastern Roastery (https://www.southeasternroastery.com/aboutsoutheasternroastery.html#), where she’s also head roaster, provides expert advice.. You might also like: What Makes Coffee So Good? https://youtu.be/ml79faGQg_c White, Green, Black, and…