How Do You Catch Fruit Flies?

You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar–or do you? This week on Reactions, we explain the chemistry behind why fruit flies love vinegar so much, some entomologists call them “vinegar flies.”

Check out Storycast “Tacos of Texas,” here!:

PBS Digital Studios’ just launched a new show! Head over to the Storycast YouTube channel to check out “Tacos of Texas,” a new series that will explore the lone star state’s most iconic tacos. Join longtime friends and taco journalists Mando and Jarod as they explore the stories, food traditions, and communities that led to each cities’ unique take on tacos.


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Producer: Elaine Seward
Writer: Alexa Billow
Scientific Consultants: Thomas Merritt, PhD Michelle Boucher, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD
Executive Producer: Hilary Hudson
Fact Checker: Alison Le

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Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others’ butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it’s OK to pee in the pool? We’ve got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

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