Making delicious roasted potatoes is all about finding the right texture and consistency. Here at Reactions, we were inspired to give it a go after seeing J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s delicious recipe on Serious Eats. Today we’ll use chemistry (are you surprised?!) to create the roasted potatoes of your dreams. Get ready to wow your family […]
Don’t let their cuteness fool you–these animals are not to be messed with. This week on Reactions we break down the chemistry behind what makes these adorable critters deadly.
Halloween season wouldn’t be what it is without the undead. This week on Reactions, we unpack the chemistry that may have inspired one of our favorites: the vampire. When you think “vampire” some of today’s most popular vampires might come to mind. Attractive bloodsuckers with pale, sometimes sparkling skin. But in the 18th and 19th […]
This week on Reactions our writer, Sam, skips work to make some slime! Check it out to learn how you, too, can use easy-to-get items to make magnetic and colored slime.
There are things you can do right now to help our climate–like investing in renewable energy. But today on Reactions, we’re digging into a few of the weirdest climate change-combating ideas out there.
On April 26, 1986 the Soviet Union’s Chernobyl Power Complex nuclear reactor 4 exploded. This week on Reactions, we talk about the chemistry behind this catastrophic event.
STEMpod is a podcast featuring incredible women in STEM who share the good, the bad, and the totally unexpected. Hosted by @samjscience🎙️and produced by @rubesrodriguez 🎧 Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and YouTube. Check out our trailer here:
When wildfires break out on hot, windy days they pose a serious threat to people and the environment. This week on Reactions, learn how we’re using fertilizer to keep dangerous blazes at bay.
Your body is a delicately balanced chemical system, and if you take too much of a drug you destroy that balance. That’s what happens when you overdose. This week on Reactions, learn how to spot an overdose and the ways different types of drugs wreak havoc in your brain.