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What makes skunk spray smell so awful? And how can you get rid of the smell? It’s all in the chemistry! (3:50 min.)

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This video helps to clarify the difference between heat and temperature as well as explains the laws of thermodynamics and how a thermometer works. (5:06 min.)

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Learn about what chemicals make tomatoes taste good and how researchers are using genetics to understand how we can make grocery store tomatoes taste great again. (4:12 min.)

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Hydroelectricity can be an environmentally friendly source of energy, especially compared to fossil fuels. But it also comes with a risk of mercury poisoning.

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The elements had been listed and carefully arranged before Dmitri Mendeleev. They had even been organized by similar properties before. So why is Mendeelev's periodic table the one that has endured? (4:24 min.)

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Acids are widely considered to be the scariest chemical compounds of all, but bases can be just as powerful. Most powerful of all are a special class of bases called superbases! (4:28 min.)

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Bee venom can spread quickly through your body and attack your cells. Usually, the damage is minor and symptoms disappear within a few days. But if you’re allergic to bee stings, the reaction can be deadly.

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This video uses thermal imaging to show why it is important to stir mixtures using examples of an acid and an alkali in water. (6:09 min.)

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No matter how you feel about tofu, you’ll probably think it’s pretty neat once you hear how it’s made!

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In September 2016, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to ban antibacterial soaps. But some organizations, like the American Cleaning Institute, are against the ban.

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