Distillations - Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Series produced by Distillations

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In this 3-part series we parse the chemistry of blood, sweat, and tears.

These vital fluids are more than just bodily emissions—they can also be considered the purest expressions of our humanity, at least metaphorically speaking. But of course, our focus is science, so in this 3-part series we parse the chemistry of blood, sweat, and tears.


3 Pieces

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Caption: Gradient centrifugation of infected Red Blood Cells, Credit: Ernst Hempelmann (Original work by A. Jung), via Wikimedia Commons
Park one of our three-part series Blood, Sweat, and Tears. First, how one man solved the mystery of blood circulation; then how researchers will bu...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2012
  • Length: 16:34
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In this episode we continue the three-part series Blood, Sweat, and Tears. First the history of deodorants; then experiments on how perspiration ca...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2012
  • Length: 16:44
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This wraps up our three-part series Blood, Sweat, and Tears. First, how it feels to lose your ability to cry; then why onions bring on the waterworks.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 15:05