Can We Make Opioids Less Addictive? 0 (0)

From Reactions. Will we ever have painkillers as good as opioids, but without the risk of addiction and overdose? #opioids #heroin #opioidcrisis You might also like: What Happens When You Overdose?: https://youtu.be/xLSz3wEgwJ8 Why Are Synthetic Drugs So Dangerous?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83gIiBD365E The Top 5 Strangest Poisons That Can Kill You: https://youtu.be/4hQ0G0GaYR8 Can You Take Expired Drugs?: https://youtu.be/aT4qzgEQr-Y…

Catalytic Converter Stolen? Here’s Why. 0 (0)

From Reactions. PBS Digital Studios Earth Day Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnNZYWyBGJ1F8ofFm4H9UTrHxqU8zngK4 Catalytic converter theft is on the rise, and that’s partly because of their chemistry. You might also like: How Did Climate Change Help Turn the Sky Orange?: https://youtu.be/foeLC08-nrk Space Mirrors and Other Weird Ways to Fight Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9agoVDFJs8A The Chemical Origins of Life: https://youtu.be/f44OWlsLeT0 Testing…

Dogs vs Machines: Who’s a Better Bomb Detector? 0 (0)

From Reactions. #bombsniffer #k9 #bombdetector #chemicaldetector What’s better at finding a hidden bomb–a dog, or an electronic chemical detector? Let’s find out. You might also like: How Can Fertilizer Explode?: https://youtu.be/-SeT3N3A19c What Makes Smartphones Explode? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY-kzHn9kvo What Could An Explosion On the Sun Do Here On Earth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7mZBaleCFE What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvpS2lUHZD8 Credits:…

COVID, One Year Later: What Do We Know Now? 0 (0)

From Reactions. We’re catching up with experts we talked to at the start of the pandemic and asking: what do we know now that we didn’t back then? CDC guidance on masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html You might also like: Why Are Antibody Tests Failing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqudyDnnvJo Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What’s Next? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIpeZDR9i3E How Much Do…

Decoding Breast Milk To Make Better Formula 0 (0)

From Reactions. Why don’t we have baby formula that’s just as good as breast milk? Sam chats with chemist Dr. Steven Townsend, who’s trying to figure out which sugar molecules in breast milk make it so unique and difficult to recreate in the lab. #breastmilk #babyformula #formula #milk You might also like: You Might Not…

Will It Kombucha? 0 (0)

From Reactions. What is kombucha? And are there limits to what we can turn into kombucha? #kombucha #fermentation #ferment You might also like: How is Kimchi Made? https://youtu.be/DG4afs7C1XI What is Natto? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9a7LKle9AQ What Are Century Eggs? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL8kMj-GlLs How Is Whiskey Made? https://youtu.be/cR7Bt9Ei_zI Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host:…

Why Do My Dog’s Paws Smell Like Fritos? 0 (0)

From Reactions. Do your dog’s paws smell like Fritos? This week we explore why. #fritopaws #cornchippaws #cheetopaws #dogpaws You might also like: Why Do Wet Dogs Stink? + Other Canine Chemistry https://youtu.be/X9AozZLZnCU World’s Deadliest (& Cutest) Animals https://youtu.be/fb0FLuYMh84 What’s In Dog Food? https://youtu.be/_UJWctZyguY How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell https://youtu.be/7i_NGMV63HQ Credits: Executive Producers: George…

Why Does Fertilizer (Sometimes) Explode? 0 (0)

From Reactions. Ammonium nitrate has been involved in dozens of disasters and terrorist attacks but, under normal circumstances, it’s totally harmless. What turns it deadly? #beirut #explosive #ammoniumnitrate Find us on all these places: Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ Tumblr! http://acsreactions.tumblr.com/ You might also like: The Chemistry of Fireworks https://youtu.be/nPHegSulI_M How Pee…

This Tea Changes Colors. Why? 0 (0)

From Reactions. This beautiful, color-changing tea is all over TikTok and Instagram. This week Sam and George add different things (some not drinkable!) to the tea to play with its spectacular colors. #butterflytea #blueflowertea #bluetea Important note: One way to figure out whether all of the chalcone molecules were destroyed by bleach would be to…

How Did Climate Change Help Turn the Sky Orange? 0 (0)

From Reactions. Why was the West Coast sky bright orange? This week we break down the Mars-like haze and how climate change is involved. #orangesky #climatechange #wildfires Take the PBS Digital Studios annual survey: http://to.pbs.org/2020survey Our friends at C&EN have a new article out about how smoke particulate size affects health: https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/toxicology/Smokes-particle-size-key-health/98/i39 Chemical & Engineering…

How Can A Margarita Do This? 0 (0)

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 0 (0)

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…

What Could An Explosion On the Sun Do Here On Earth? 0 (0)

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 0 (0)

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 0 (0)

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 0 (0)

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 0 (0)

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…