What makes things sticky?

Updated: Jan 3

What makes a substance sticky? Well, the answer depends on the substance. This video takes a look at 3 different ways something can be sticky.

This was a question from the #MendeleyWall, a giant wall in the Mendeley booth at the New Scientist Live conference where people wrote down the questions they had for science. Claudia Stocker of vividbiology.com & Lisa Dennison of Science Sketches created this video on-site at the conference. The background music was created later by Jeff Woodruff of Science Sketches.