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Video: Science for the New Year—How that champagne toast affects your body

By April Gocha / December 28, 2016

A new video from the American Chemical Society’s Reaction series details the complex chemical processes behind one of the world’s most popular drugs, alcohol.

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Fourth of July science—what makes grilled food delicious and sparklers sparkle

By April Gocha / July 1, 2016

Another holiday weekend is upon us—which means that many of you will be celebrating America’s independence with food, fun, and fireworks. But what is it that makes grilled food taste so good?

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Merry and bright? NASA satellites track your holiday lights from space

By Jessica McMathis / December 22, 2014

Data from a NASA research team shows that during the holiday seasons—Christmas and New Year’s in the U.S. and Ramadan in the Middle East—the night lights shone brighter, a whole 20 to 50% higher, in fact, than during the rest of the year.

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Kids, don’t try this at home

By / December 23, 2010

Here’s another good holiday video sent to me. I thought it was a joke at first, but realized it’s pretty interesting rocket science. I have no idea about the safety concerns. Check it out. As before, if you have seen other good related to the holidays, post a link in the comments.

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Favorite holiday ‘greetings’

By / December 23, 2010

I’ve been getting a lot of “Holiday” emails with embedded animations and/or links to videos. My favorite, so far, is Setaram’s (above). Curious to know if readers have seen other science-related favorites. If so, feel free to put links in the comments.

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