• Reactions -- Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What's Next?
    Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What's Next?
    Antiviral drugs could help us fight the new coronavirus, but we don’t ...
    Antiviral drugs could help us fight the new coronavirus, but we don’t currently have a highly potent and effective antiviral that cures COVID-19. Why not? We called a few virologists to find out.
    Air Date 5/11/2020
    0:06:53
  • Reactions -- Could the Polio Vaccine Save the World (...Again)
    Could the Polio Vaccine Save the World (...Again)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has scientists considering a few less-conventional options ...
    The COVID-19 pandemic has scientists considering a few less-conventional options while vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are being developed. One option might be the oral polio vaccine. We chatted with one ...
    Air Date 5/11/2020
    0:05:26
  • Reactions -- Do Cloth Masks Protect You From Getting the Coronavirus?
    Do Cloth Masks Protect You From Getting the Coronavirus?
    The CDC is recommending that the general public wear cloth face masks to help ...
    The CDC is recommending that the general public wear cloth face masks to help decrease everyone’s chances of getting COVID-19. So how does the virus that causes COVID-19—SARS-CoV-2—spread? And ...
    Air Date 4/20/2020
    0:09:42
  • Reactions -- How Do Hand Sanitizers Work?
    How Do Hand Sanitizers Work?
    The labels always read, "Kills 99.99% of Germs!" but does the science of hand ...
    The labels always read, "Kills 99.99% of Germs!" but does the science of hand sanitizers back it up? Today Reactions takes a closer look at the chemistry of what this goo is made of, and just how ...
    Air Date 4/7/2020
    0:03:21
  • Reactions -- Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What's Next?
    Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What's Next?
    What exactly is being tested? How much longer will these tests take? And when ...
    What exactly is being tested? How much longer will these tests take? And when can we expect a vaccine against the novel coronavirus? We chat with Dr. Benjamin Neuman, one of the world’s experts on ...
    Air Date 4/3/2020
    0:05:37
  • Reactions -- Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus?
    Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus?
    Constantly being told to wash your hands? Us too. So we’re diving into the ...
    Constantly being told to wash your hands? Us too. So we’re diving into the chemistry behind why soap is so effective against viruses like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
    Air Date 3/19/2020
    0:05:38
  • Reactions -- Football Helmets: The Last Line of Defense?
    Football Helmets: The Last Line of Defense?
    Every NFL player is required to wear a helmet, but the helmets of today are a ...
    Every NFL player is required to wear a helmet, but the helmets of today are a far cry from the leather creations from decades ago. Reactions looks at everything that goes into a football helmet and ...
    Air Date 11/21/2019
    0:03:35
  • Reactions -- The Chemistry of Fireworks
    The Chemistry of Fireworks
    Reactions is checking out some firework science. There's a bunch of chemistry ...
    Reactions is checking out some firework science. There's a bunch of chemistry that goes on when these guys light up the sky at night.
    Air Date 7/1/2019
    0:06:07
  • Reactions -- What Causes the Northern Lights?
    What Causes the Northern Lights?
    Every winter thousands of tourists head north hoping to catch a glimpse the ...
    Every winter thousands of tourists head north hoping to catch a glimpse the luminous auroras dancing in the sky. In this episode of Reactions, we’re sharing tips on how to increase your chances of ...
    Air Date 6/3/2019
    0:04:34
  • Reactions -- How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?
    How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?
    There are many ways to find out if you’re pregnant. One is to wait and see. ...
    There are many ways to find out if you’re pregnant. One is to wait and see. For those of us who are a little less patient, there’s the take-home chemistry kit known as a pregnancy test. But how do ...
    Air Date 5/9/2019
    0:03:16
  • Reactions -- How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell
    How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell
    Skunks are nocturnal animals that prefer to keep to themselves. However, when ...
    Skunks are nocturnal animals that prefer to keep to themselves. However, when they sense danger, this lurking purveyor of biochemical warfare unleashes its primary defense mechanism: a nasty-smelling ...
    Air Date 5/1/2019
    0:03:40
  • Reactions -- Why Do Clothes Shrink in the Wash?
    Why Do Clothes Shrink in the Wash?
    Knowing the do’s and don’ts of washing your clothes can be difficult, but ...
    Knowing the do’s and don’ts of washing your clothes can be difficult, but chemistry has got your back. With a quick lesson in textile chemistry, you’ll be able to understand the different ...
    Air Date 5/1/2019
    0:04:15
  • Reactions -- White, Green, Black, and Oolong Tea: What's the Difference?
    White, Green, Black, and Oolong Tea: What's the Difference?
    Did you know that many different types of tea come from the same plant? It’s ...
    Did you know that many different types of tea come from the same plant? It’s pretty amazing, considering the various flavors and colors, but what really sets each tea apart are the chemical changes ...
    Air Date 5/1/2019
    0:04:32
  • Reactions -- Why Are Birds Different Colors?
    Why Are Birds Different Colors?
    There are thousands of species of birds and with great numbers come great ...
    There are thousands of species of birds and with great numbers come great biodiversity. Birds are among the most colorful animals on the planet so today we're taking a look at how birds use science to ...
    Air Date 4/4/2019
    0:04:13
  • Reactions -- Women in Chemistry: Heroes of the Periodic Table
    Women in Chemistry: Heroes of the Periodic Table
    To honor women’s history month in the international year of the periodic ...
    To honor women’s history month in the international year of the periodic table, today we wanted to share the story of two of chemistry’s most brilliant and bold women and their paths of elemental ...
    Air Date 3/26/2019
    0:04:59
  • Reactions -- Why Dog Food STINKS!
    Why Dog Food STINKS!
    Have you ever thought about how strange it is that dogs eat these dry, weird ...
    Have you ever thought about how strange it is that dogs eat these dry, weird smelling bits of food for their entire lives and never get sick of them? This truly is a scientific puzzle and there are ...
    Air Date 3/12/2019
    0:05:37
  • Reactions -- Death By Toilet Bowl Cleaning?
    Death By Toilet Bowl Cleaning?
    When things start looking grimy in the bathroom, and it’s time to whip out ...
    When things start looking grimy in the bathroom, and it’s time to whip out yellow gloves, the only thing that matters is getting the job done as soon as possible. So you open the cabinet, see a ...
    Air Date 2/22/2019
    0:04:30
  • Reactions -- How Did the 80s Get Hair So Big?
    How Did the 80s Get Hair So Big?
    The 80s was a decade full of neon leg warmers, power ballads, and big hair. But ...
    The 80s was a decade full of neon leg warmers, power ballads, and big hair. But how did we get that big hair so bad it’s good? A little bit of teasing and a lot of chemistry. This week Ms. ...
    Air Date 2/14/2019
    0:04:31
  • Reactions -- Is White Chocolate Actually White Chocolate?
    Is White Chocolate Actually White Chocolate?
    Today we’re showing our love for the redheaded stepchild of the chocolate ...
    Today we’re showing our love for the redheaded stepchild of the chocolate world, white chocolate. It may lack the rich flavor of milk chocolate and the glossy brown color of dark chocolate. Many ...
    Air Date 2/8/2019
    0:02:56
  • Reactions -- Why Flamingos Are Pink and HARDCORE
    Why Flamingos Are Pink and HARDCORE
    Flamingos may be synonymous with tacky lawn ornaments, but we’re here to tell ...
    Flamingos may be synonymous with tacky lawn ornaments, but we’re here to tell you they’re one of the most hardcore animals on the planet. They survive where almost nothing else can. And they’re ...
    Air Date 1/22/2019
    0:03:32
  • Reactions -- Citrus Scent DEBUNKED!
    Citrus Scent DEBUNKED!
    So we really messed up on this one. Even we can have a difficult time with R and ...
    So we really messed up on this one. Even we can have a difficult time with R and S Limonene! We appreciate your patience with this video and here it is for the final time. Rest assured everything in ...
    Air Date 1/22/2019
    0:03:48