Incredible chemical reactions captured at thousands of frames per…

We love chemical reaction videos. We also love high speed videography. Now, Destin from Smarter Every Day and The Prof from Periodic Table of Videos have teamed up to record some of the most visually arresting chemical reactions on Earth at thousands of frames per second. » 12/24/12 7:20am 12/24/12 7:20am

The strictly non-medical history of laughing gas

People have always used laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, recreationally. Whether they're casual whippet users or have access to a steady supply of the medical-grade stuff, people have enjoyed the drug since its discovery over 200 years ago. In fact, there was a time when doctors would have been horrified at the idea of… » 8/16/12 9:00am 8/16/12 9:00am

Ten amazing (and occasionally explosive) chemical reactions, caught on …

It's fun to watch chemistry labs explode on video, but you know what's even more fun? Watching a chemistry experiment in action, with a good explanation of what's going on. That's science at its most awesome. Here are ten of our favorite chemical reactions caught on video — which also include excellent commentary on… » 2/20/12 10:53am 2/20/12 10:53am