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The Right Chemistry: What is "Liquid Oxygen"?

2 Aug 2018

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz discusses 'Liquid Oxygen'

Heat Wave Fury

19 Jul 2018

Like all warm-blooded mammals, we humans need to get rid of the heat we generate with every chemical reaction in our bodies. Most animals, like dogs, get rid of heat by panting. Panting is actually...

Spaceships recycle everything... except astronaut's poop

13 Jun 2018

Astronauts inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, just like you and me. On Earth, where exhaled air warmed by our bodies naturally rises away from us, the possibility of inhaling too much carbon...

Plastic Wine Bottles?

20 Mar 2017

While PET has a very low permeability when it comes to carbon dioxide, it readily allows oxygen to pass through. And oxygen is the enemy of wine! When we talk about storing soft drinks,...

Can placing an avocado seed in guacamole prevent discolouration?

20 Mar 2017

Whether you're a guacamole lover or not, everyone knows that the beautiful enticing green colour of fresh guacamole can quickly turn to a dismal unappetizing brown. Perhaps the reason that...

Do they really pump oxygen into Vegas casinos?

20 Feb 2017

I’m sure you’ve heard the myth that oxygen is pumped into casinos to give people more energy and keep them awake. This is, in fact, the enduring Vegas myth of all time. There’s no doubt that the...

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