How Pee Helped Win the Revolutionary War (Maybe…) – July 4th Special Episode

Old school gunpowder is really called “black powder,” and it was so crucial to the Revolutionary War effort that we went to great (and gross) lengths to try and make it. This week on Reactions, find out what exactly those lengths were.


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The Dawn of Chemical Warfare

Producer: Elaine Seward
Writer: Samantha Jones, PhD
Scientific Consultants: Jimmie Oxley, PhD Jack Kelly
Executive Producer: George Zaidan
Production Manager: Hilary Hudson

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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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