• Reactions -- The Half-Life of Uranium & Collecting Gold in Acid
    The Half-Life of Uranium & Collecting Gold in Acid
    How do we know the half-life of uranium? How do you recover gold that’s been ...
    How do we know the half-life of uranium? How do you recover gold that’s been dissolved in acid? We take on your burning chemistry questions.
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:02:51
  • Reactions -- Cow Burps Are Warming the Planet
    Cow Burps Are Warming the Planet
    Cows burp up a lot of methane thanks to the chemistry of their digestion. And ...
    Cows burp up a lot of methane thanks to the chemistry of their digestion. And since methane is a greenhouse gas, our beef and dairy have huge climate change consequences. This week on Reactions, we ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:02:49
  • Reactions -- What Are Century Eggs?
    What Are Century Eggs?
    These green and black preserved eggs don’t really look like food, but the ...
    These green and black preserved eggs don’t really look like food, but the chemistry of fermentation turns pidan, or century eggs, into a Chinese comfort food. In this week’s Reactions episode, ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:02:52
  • Reactions -- TV Forensics: What Do CSIs Actually Do?
    TV Forensics: What Do CSIs Actually Do?
    We all love detective crime dramas and TV shows, like CSI Miami, Law and Order, ...
    We all love detective crime dramas and TV shows, like CSI Miami, Law and Order, Magnum P.I, True Detective and NCIS. But there’s tons of crucial evidence that gets examined thoroughly in order to ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:04:16
  • Reactions -- Nose Blindness, Mouthwash, and Hand Sanitizer--Your Question
    Nose Blindness, Mouthwash, and Hand Sanitizer--Your Question
    How can your nose go blind to certain smells? Why don’t hand sanitizers ...
    How can your nose go blind to certain smells? Why don’t hand sanitizers dissolve your skin cells? What’s the science behind mouthwash? Shoutout to Pal Dali, Hojjat Abdollahi and The Last Targaryen ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:02:24
  • Reactions -- How to Make the Best Cheap Hot Cocoa Possible
    How to Make the Best Cheap Hot Cocoa Possible
    This week, it's the everyday chemistry of hot cocoa powder. From the chocolate ...
    This week, it's the everyday chemistry of hot cocoa powder. From the chocolate mix to the milk, these science-inspired life hacks should help improve your cold weather pick-me-up.
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:03:04
  • Reactions -- Chemtrails
    Chemtrails
    It’s easy to look at the white trail behind a jet aircraft and imagine all ...
    It’s easy to look at the white trail behind a jet aircraft and imagine all manner of chemicals raining down from above. However, airplane contrails are simply what happens when the chemistry of ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:02:29
  • Reactions -- How Do We Know How Old the Earth Is?
    How Do We Know How Old the Earth Is?
    Since there’s no “established in” plaque stuck in a cliff somewhere, ...
    Since there’s no “established in” plaque stuck in a cliff somewhere, geologists deduced the age of the Earth thanks to a handful of radioactive elements. With radiometric dating, scientists can ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:04:27
  • Reactions -- 7 Wine Facts & Myths
    7 Wine Facts & Myths
    Reactions is calling out wine snobs today with some fact vs fiction chemistry ...
    Reactions is calling out wine snobs today with some fact vs fiction chemistry and science. We all know at least one wine snob who goes through all sorts of rituals that they swear will bring out the ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:07:36
  • Reactions -- Can I Still Eat This?
    Can I Still Eat This?
    An estimated 133 billion pounds of food gets thrown into the trash every year in ...
    An estimated 133 billion pounds of food gets thrown into the trash every year in the United States, so understanding when your food goes bad is important to help reduce waste. Unfortunately, consumers ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:04:19
  • Reactions -- You're Cleaning Your Contacts Wrong, Probably
    You're Cleaning Your Contacts Wrong, Probably
    99% of adults who wear contacts admit to breaking some cardinal lens rules: ...
    99% of adults who wear contacts admit to breaking some cardinal lens rules: sleeping in them, washing them in water and so on. Many contact-wearers may brush off these accidents, but improper lens ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:04:42
  • Reactions -- That Red in Your Steak Isn't Blood
    That Red in Your Steak Isn't Blood
    We're giving you the best chemistry backed tips to make your meat as perfectly ...
    We're giving you the best chemistry backed tips to make your meat as perfectly grilled as possible. We’ve got chemistry knowledge that will impress your guests like, “why is red meat red?” ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:02:40
  • Reactions -- Why is the Statue of Liberty Green?
    Why is the Statue of Liberty Green?
    Did you know the Statue of Liberty wasn't always green? When France gifted Lady ...
    Did you know the Statue of Liberty wasn't always green? When France gifted Lady Liberty to the U.S., she was a 305-foot statue with reddish-brown copper skin. Her color change is thanks to about 30 ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:03:45
  • Reactions -- Vertical Farming
    Vertical Farming
    This week Reactions is checking out the chemistry that makes vertical farms ...
    This week Reactions is checking out the chemistry that makes vertical farms possible. As humans learned to farm, we arranged plants outside in horizontal fields, but we can now stack those fields ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:04:28
  • Reactions -- The Universe in a Cup of Coffee
    The Universe in a Cup of Coffee
    Reactions delves into the surprisingly complex chemistry behind coffee. The ...
    Reactions delves into the surprisingly complex chemistry behind coffee. The chemistry of the universe is, in a way, in your morning cup of coffee — from the evolution of caffeine as a defensive ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:04:39
  • Reactions -- Let's Settle This: How to Care for Cast-Iron
    Let's Settle This: How to Care for Cast-Iron
    Science helps to answer how we should take care of our skillets and how to ...
    Science helps to answer how we should take care of our skillets and how to season them. Cast-Iron skillets are one of the kitchen's ultimate multitools with some big time advantages over your ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:03:08
  • Reactions -- How Do Snowflakes Form?
    How Do Snowflakes Form?
    Huge snowstorms and blizzards dump feet of snow from the skies every year, and ...
    Huge snowstorms and blizzards dump feet of snow from the skies every year, and that means trillions of tiny snowflakes. Through advances in crystallography, scientists have learned a lot about the ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:02:25
  • Reactions -- Did You Know Honey is Really Bee Puke?
    Did You Know Honey is Really Bee Puke?
    Honey is great. It’s perfect for drizzling over your toast or stirring into ...
    Honey is great. It’s perfect for drizzling over your toast or stirring into your tea, it’s also the special ingredient in your favorite lip balm. What most people don’t know is that during those ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:02:25
  • Reactions -- How Does Adderall™ Work?
    How Does Adderall™ Work?
    There's a lot of chemistry in that little pill that affects your nervous system. ...
    There's a lot of chemistry in that little pill that affects your nervous system. More than 25 million people rely on Adderall and other similar drugs to help treat narcolepsy, depression and attention ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:02:47
  • Reactions -- Why Are Avocados So Awesome?
    Why Are Avocados So Awesome?
    Let's take a look at the chemistry behind our most beloved fruit; avocados. ...
    Let's take a look at the chemistry behind our most beloved fruit; avocados. Whether they’re in a big bowl of guacamole or scooped on top of your salad, avocados enjoy a special place in our hearts ...
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:02:49
  • Reactions -- What Happens When You Eat Too Much?
    What Happens When You Eat Too Much?
    The season of giving is often also the season of over-indulging at the dinner ...
    The season of giving is often also the season of over-indulging at the dinner table. As Thanksgiving approaches, Reactions takes a look down at our stomachs to find out what happens when you overeat.
    Air Date 9/10/2018
    0:02:32