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Debunking Chemical Myths

July 18, 2014 | by TEDx Montreal | Videos | Comments

Dr. Joe Schwarcz of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society gives a TEDx talk on the importance of skepticism in science – and why chemistry is unfairly given a bad rap in popular culture.                 

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$20 Oil Could Be a Reality if This Happens

March 24, 2015 3:43 pm | by Bloomberg Business Videos Comments

The U.S. is pumping so much oil it's running out of places to stash it, and that could have a big impact on oil prices.

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Hypoallergenic Isn't Really a Thing

March 23, 2015 9:47 am | by CEN Online Videos Comments

It’s a simple claim made on thousands of personal care products for adults and kids: hypoallergenic. But what does that actually mean?

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Craft Beer Chemistry

March 19, 2015 3:51 pm | by Reactions Videos Comments

Drink up to this fun video about the chemistry that gives craft beers their many distinctive flavors.

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Dow Chemical's Secret Sauce

March 19, 2015 3:36 pm | by Fox Business Videos Comments

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris discusses why lower crude prices are a benefit for his company, and where he looks to profit outside the U.S.

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Metal Pieces Found in Kraft Mac And Cheese Packaging Prompts Massive Recall

March 18, 2015 9:29 am | by CBS This Morning Videos Comments

Kraft is recalling more than 6.5 million boxes of its original flavor of macaroni and cheese. Some customers found small pieces of metal in the packaging. The recall reaches into the Caribbean and South America in addition to the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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Venture Deep Inside a Ukrainian Coal Mine

March 16, 2015 4:07 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info Videos Comments

"It's a job from hell," says a young man in this video whose father was killed while working in a mine.

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Lumber Liquidators CEO Makes Surprising Admission

March 13, 2015 3:08 pm | by CBS News Videos Comments

During a conference call, Lumber Liquidators CEO Rob Lynch responded to a "60 Minutes" report that exposed excessive levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde in the glue used to bind the company's wood.

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OPEC Days Numbered?

March 12, 2015 10:04 am Videos Comments

The days of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could be numbered, according to a new report from the World Bank. It claims the cartel of oil producers is losing its influence on global prices due to changing market conditions and technological advances.  

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Why Cheap Oil Doesn't Stop The Drilling

March 9, 2015 5:13 pm | by Bloomberg Business Videos Comments

If oil rigs lead to new wells, fewer rigs should lead to less oil, right? Not necessarily.

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From Chemical Engineer to Bourbon Master Taster

March 9, 2015 9:47 am | by Bloomberg Business Videos Comments

Marianne Barnes, a 28-year-old former chemical engineer, is the master taster for Brown-Forman and Woodford Reserve. Her job involves making sure the product tastes top notch before it hits shelves.

Low Oil Prices Are Here to Stay

March 5, 2015 2:59 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations Videos Comments

The CEOs of both ExxonMobile and BP say low prices will hang around for another year or two — which isn't great news for everyone. 

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Death Toll in Ukraine Mine Blast Reaches 33

March 5, 2015 9:50 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info Videos Comments

This latest unfortunate event is just one of many that have afflicted the mine during its 57-year history.

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How Much Money Is Tied Up In Your Inventory?

February 26, 2015 5:10 pm | by Chem.Info Videos Comments

If there’s one thing the Great Recession taught manufacturers, it’s that there are wasted dollars hiding everywhere — and some of the sweetest low hanging fruit for a cost-conscious company is in your MRO inventory.

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How Shale Has Transformed One Tiny Town in Texas

February 26, 2015 5:03 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info Videos Comments

We all know the current oil boom has produced winners and losers around the U.S. — and they're often packed into the same small towns.

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Canada Safety Board Says Latest Oil Train Derailment Shows New Safety Standards Are Inadequate

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by WhochitGeneralNews Videos Comments

The Transportation Safety Board said Monday the Class 111 tank cars involved in the Feb. 14 CN train derailment met the upgraded standards for new tank cars carrying crude and other flammable liquids. But it says the cars still "performed similarly" to those involved in the derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec that killed 47 people two years ago.

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