@ACSReactions Video: The Woman who saved the US space race! #science

The Woman Who Saved the U.S. Space Race (And Other Unsung Scientists) – Reactions

One saved the U.S. space program, another invented a better treatment for leprosy, and a third spawned an industry in the American Midwest. Mary Sherman Morgan, Alice Ball and Rachel Lloyd all had amazing accomplishments in chemistry, but their work was nearly lost to history. Celebrate their work with us in the latest episode of our sub-series, “Legends of Chemistry”. Don’t forget to subscribe for more legends and chemistry fun: http://bit.ly/ACSReactions

Huge thanks to Raychelle Burks, Ph.D. for her work on this project.

@ACSReactions Video: How much water can kill you? #science #chemistry

How Much Water Can Kill You? – Reactions

You may have heard of deadly poisons like arsenic, cyanide and even the devilishly hard to detect polonium 210. But did you know even drinking water could kill you? We had Deborah Blum, Ph.D., author of the totally awesome book “The Poisoners Handbook,” explain how H2O can be deadly in the right dose.