Between the “adpocalypse” that drained advertising money from YouTube, and highly-publicized fiascos involving popular content creators, YouTube’s had a rocky 2017. Now, many who make a living off the website are dreading the fallout from the latest Pewdiepie debacle. The question many are grappling with at the…
People from different parts of the world look different, and sometimes it feels weird to ask why. But yes, there is in fact chemistry and genetics behind the way we look.
Winter is here and though it hasn’t overstayed its welcome just yet (it will), it’s still no fun to have to wear so many darn layers. It’s much more fun to imagine the other (better) seasons. Beauty of Science made this very colorful video using footage taken from microscopes or macro shots—chemical reactions, paint…
Thank you science. Not only for giving order to this wild world but also looking damn good while you’re doing it. Here’s stunning microscopic footage of the growth of silver and lead that’s generated during metal displacement. Seeing the contrast between the white from the silver and the black from the lead is really…
This is cool. Emanuele Fornasier ran an electric current through various chemical solutions and recorded the reaction to reveal the formation of crystals. It’s like seeing the birth of a snowflake. The process definitely looks fantastic but in reality, it’s really, really slow. It can take hours or even days for the…
Shortly after the starters for Pokémon Sun and Moon were revealed yesterday, the internet exploded with love for the new monsters. Well, mostly.
Facebook now has reactions. (“Yay” is not one of them.) And I have feelings about these new Like button alternatives. (“Yay” is not one of them.)
You probably just flush your urine down the toilet, but some European alchemists used it in their experiments, and in the process made a scientific discovery that helped modernize the world.
While some scientific discoveries are made by following logical pathways, others are made by accident, often while the discoverer was trying to accomplish something else entirely. Learn about the accidents behind cheap purple dye, artificial sweetener, and non-stick coating.
Chemistry truly can be beautiful. The meeting of two or more chemical compounds can result in explosions that look like magic tricks, dancing liquids, and swirls of brilliant colors. Look at some of the most lovely examples of chemical reactions committed to film.
Watching these tiny chemical reactions magnified is like getting into a fantastic world of colors, textures, and geometric shapes. It's part of a series of stunning short videos that glamorize chemistry with the intention of making it more interesting to the public.
According to the folks at the American Chemical Society's Reactions channel: Yes. In a pool, though? That's a different story.
I love this new web series, Reactions, from the American Chemical Society. In the first episode they offer several chemistry lifehacks, including one that can make bitter coffee drinkable and another to ripen bananas fast.