How Does Adderall™ Work?

It can make you happy, suppress your appetite, reduce fatigue, increase your attention span, and it’s used to treat narcolepsy, depression and ADHD. What magical substance does all of this? Adderall. [Reactions intro] Over 25 million people worldwide use amphetamine, which is the active ingredient in Adderall. Amphetamine has actually been around since the 1800s,Read More How Does Adderall™ Work?

What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl?

What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl?

On April 26, 1986 the Soviet Union’s Chernobyl Power Complex nuclear reactor 4 exploded. The explosion was caused by major fundamental flaws in the reactor design on top of a total disregard for protocol by some of the higher ranking people in charge, despite some serious reservations from more junior members of the staff. ButRead More What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl?

How Does Hair Dye Work?

How Does Hair Dye Work?

Whether you need a disguise to run from the law or are just trying to emulate *NSYNC-era frosted tips, you may need some chemical assistance to put that hue in your do. So, calling all bottle blondes and box brunettes! Get ready to learn everything you’re dyeing to know about the chemistry of artificial hairRead More How Does Hair Dye Work?

Why Does Your Hair Turn Gray? – Speaking of Chemistry

Why Does Your Hair Turn Gray? – Speaking of Chemistry

There’s no surer sign that you’re getting old than finding new gray hairs. But scientists have finally identified a gene involved in the hair-graying process. What does this mean and how does your hair actually go from colored to gray? Watch and weep. Geneticists recently examined the DNA of more than 6,000 people and foundRead More Why Does Your Hair Turn Gray? – Speaking of Chemistry

How Does Chemotherapy Treat Breast Cancer?

How Does Chemotherapy Treat Breast Cancer?

It’s October, aka breast cancer awareness month. There’s so much pink stuff everywhere that no doubt by now you are aware: breast cancer exists. But that doesn’t tell us about what to actually expect when someone we love receives what can be a very frightening diagnosis. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancerRead More How Does Chemotherapy Treat Breast Cancer?

The Chemistry of Redheads

The Chemistry of Redheads

This saint paddies day, we want to celebrate something besides green beer, so how about Ireland’s other famous calling card, red heads! Today we’re digging into the chemistry of those fiery locks and finding out that those aren’t the only thing that make redheads unique… Chemically speaking, the thing that sets redheads apart from theRead More The Chemistry of Redheads