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Chemistry Life Hacks (Vol. 1)
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This week Reactions is bringing you some chemistry life hacks! Science can help you cure bitter coffee, ripen your bananas quickly, breathe life back into stale cookies, and remove rust from cast iron.

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The US Military Gave Out Shark Repellent for Years. . . So Why Did They Stop?
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People have been developing different forms of shark repellent for decades, the military even issued a chemical shark repellent called “Shark Chaser” to pilots, sailors, and astronauts(!) from the end of World War II through the start of the Vietnam War. Thing is… it didn’t really work. Learn why they bothered passing it out, or even created it in the first place.

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What Is a Chemical Reaction?
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Watch an overview featuring a demonstration of a burning candle as an example of a chemical reaction. A molecular animation shows that the atoms in the reactants come apart from one another, rearrange, and re bond to form the products.

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Which of These Mushrooms Could Kill You?
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There are tens of thousands of mushroom species out there, and some of them could kill you. Today we’re going to test how well you can separate the perfectly safe from the perilously poisonous, and dive into the chemistry behind what makes seemingly identical species so different.

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What Will You Do With Your Body After You Die?
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After you die, your body has quite a few options – from being turned into a diamond to helping solve a murder. This week, let us break down the possibilities so you can rest easy.

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Scientist Breaks Down Chemistry in Iconic Cartoons - SpongeBob, Popeye, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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Are bananas actually that slippery? Could spinach give you superhuman strength? And what the heck is Toon Acid? This week, watch some cartoons alongside our writer and host, Sam Jones, and learn whether their chemistry checks out.

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Yule Log Chemistry Trivia - 4 Hours of Cozy Fireplace for Your Nerdy Holiday Parties
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Ready to kick back and relax by the fire this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Enjoy our chemistry-themed yule log trivia with a cup of hot cocoa at home, in the background at work, or at this year’s annual ugly sweater party.

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How Miracle Berries Alter Your Taste Buds
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We gave Physics Girl, Space Time, Above the Noise, and Two Cents some miracle berry pills and lemons, tabasco sauce, tomatoes, and a bunch of other random foods, to figure out if this miraculous taste-modifying protein has any limits.

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Monitoring the Human Proteome using diaPASEF
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Interview with Dr. Hannes Röst, Principal Investigator at the University of Toronto, describes how his lab is using diaPASEF to monitor the human proteome throughout a person's lifetime, and how machine learning could be used to analyze the data.

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Why Does Bacon Smell So Good?
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This week Reactions is smelling the science of bacon. Chemistry and the Maillard reaction makes the sizzle of your bacon smell amazing.

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