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How do Deodorants And Antiperspirants Work?

September 21, 2015 10:13 am | by Reactions | Comments

If there is one thing everyone on Earth has in common, it's that we all absolutely stink. Luckily we have deodorants and antiperspirants to help us get over that fact, but chemically speaking, how do these products actually work?


Sugar Beet Waste Product Could be Billion Dollar 'Wonder Material'

September 16, 2015 4:51 pm | by Reuters | Comments

A natural material made from sugar beet waste to thicken paints, bulk out food, and potentially even manufacture airplane wings has been devised by Scottish scientists, and could become a billion dollar global export.  


In The Mix: OPEC Claims Victory Over US Shale Producers in Oil War

September 16, 2015 4:35 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

Is the shale boom over? For real this time? The 12-member oil cartel OPEC says it is and the question isn’t if oil production in the U.S. will completely collapse – but how quickly will it happen. We’re drilling into the issue on today’s In The Mix.


Elon Musk: Solve Energy or Face 'An Economic Collapse'

September 16, 2015 10:07 am | by CNNMoney | Comments

The man who is made electric cars cool explains why fossil fuels keep him up at night. And it's not just about the environment.


The Chemistry of Addiction

September 14, 2015 4:17 pm | by Reactions | Comments

It’s a sinister condition that affects millions of Americans: addiction. Whether it’s alcohol, drugs, food or gambling, it can ruin lives. In support of National Recovery Month, which calls attention to substance abuse issues and treatment services, Reactions takes a look at the chemistry behind addiction.


The Real Cost of Filling Up: Gasoline Prices by Country

September 14, 2015 10:07 am | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

You won't believe how much it costs to fill up a Suburban in Venezuela.


Pond Scum Could Feed The World

September 14, 2015 9:57 am | by CNNMoney | Comments

Solazyme was founded with the goal of creating transportation fuels from algae. But they soon discovered that a certain strain of pond scum could be coaxed into any type of oil, including cooking oils. It's now developing food products from green gunk that can replace butter and eggs.


Stop And Smell The Volatile Organic Compounds

September 11, 2015 10:07 am | by Speaking of Chemistry | Comments

Find out how airborne volatile organic compounds give petunias, roses and the notoriously stinky “corpse flower” their characteristic aromas in the latest Speaking of Chemistry.


Low Emission Biogas Also Produces Fertilizer

September 11, 2015 9:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

A new method of removing toxic hydrogen sulfide from biogas could revolutionize the renewable gas industry, says inventor Andrew White.


The Chemistry of Football Helmets: The Last Line of Defense

September 10, 2015 9:40 am | by Reactions | Comments

To kick off this football season, Reactions looks at everything that goes into a football helmet and how chemistry helps keep players safe.


This Much Will Kill You

September 9, 2015 9:43 am | by AsapSCIENCE | Comments

How much mercury, coffee, alcohol, water and even cherries would it take to kill you? Find out the deadly dosage for several everyday chemicals.


The Chemistry of Staying Awake (Without Caffeine)

September 8, 2015 10:45 am | by Reactions | Comments

You’re tired and you need an energy boost, but you don’t want the jitters from caffeine. What to do? Here are some chemistry-backed tips — one of which involves cats — to boost your productivity and stay awake without refilling the coffee cup. 


Drilling Boom Increases Harmful Waste Spills

September 8, 2015 10:21 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Salt water waste or brine spills, a by-product of oil and gas exploration, are a largely unreported environmental problem according to an Associated Press investigation of state records. 


‘Yellow Chemistry’ Turns Sulfur Waste into Plastics

September 2, 2015 10:58 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

While many scientists are hard at work on "green chemistry" projects that will benefit the environment, there are a handful of researchers at the University of Arizona who are starting a trend of their own — "yellow chemistry." That's because their main ingredient is sulfur, a yellow waste product from petroleum refining and natural gas production.


How do Optical Illusions Work?

August 20, 2015 2:49 pm | by Inside Science | Comments

This collaboration between the American Chemical Society and Inside Science TV, explains how optical illusions work, so you can understand the science behind the trickery.



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