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Chemistry For Your Life
Chemistry For Your Life
Melissa and Jam

A podcast helping you understand the chemistry of your everyday life.

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Why are tattoos permanent?

Tattoos go back centuries across many cultures, and yet their chemistry is still an absolute mystery to most of us.... more

11 Aug 2022 · 41 minutes
Bonus: How much does a polar bear weigh? (and other questions)

In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam do something a little different. Because they're needing to record quite a... more

04 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
Why does ice float on water?

Ice is water right? It's just that it's solid. So why does it float in liquid water? And also why... more

28 Jul 2022 · 45 minutes
What is sea level rise? (with Dr. Renee Collini)

This week, Melissa, Jam, and very special guest Renee Collini (Melissa's sister and climate scientist) delve into the important topic... more

21 Jul 2022 · 38 minutes
What is the chemistry of volcanoes?

The crazy, insane, scary, fascinating world of volcanoes is fully of chemistry! What is lava/magma? Why do some volcanoes ooze... more

14 Jul 2022 · 50 minutes
Why are sand and water different temperatures at the beach?

Many of us have been in a situation where we are near a body of water (lake, ocean, pool etc),... more

07 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
What is wind?

Wind is everywhere, we've all experienced it: soft breezes, strong gusts, cold fronts, warm fronts. But what is wind? What... more

30 Jun 2022 · 45 minutes
Bonus: Where does sand come from? (and other questions)

In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam respond to comments and questions about CO2 and mosquitos, sand, light scattering,... more

23 Jun 2022 · 31 minutes
What is lightning?

Lightning is something we're all used to. It's always just been an odd part of life. But think for a... more

16 Jun 2022 · 46 minutes
What do rainbows and mirages have in common?

This week, Melissa and Jam explore three very different, but related, light phenomena. We'll discuss situations when light can be... more

09 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
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