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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘asapscience’

Let AsapSCIENCE Tackle Some Olympics-Related Scientific Queries

Our favorite science illustrators AsapSCIENCE usually take a couple-week break between uploading some of the finest 2-minute animated science videos on the internet. Basically, AsapSCIENCE takes complicated topics and boils them down to their most salient points, and then presents them to your average YouTube user in a clear an concise manner. What’s not to love? Well, here’s a treat. …

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Contrary To Popular Belief, Video Games Don’t Turn Your Brain To Mush

I, like many children who grew up in the 80s and 90s, spent a lot of time playing video games. We could have spent those hours outside, but we instead chose to stay inside trying to save the princess or collect all seven chaos emeralds. Parents may have been rightly concerned about our habit of playing video games for nine …

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Are Silent Farts Worse? AsapSCIENCE Takes on Science’s Greatest Question

We love AsapSCIENCE around here – it’s one of our favorite YouTube channels. Every week or so, the folks at AsapSCIENCE answer real scientific queries with the help of illustrations, presenting some of the most-enjoyable 2-3 minute videos around. This time, they’ve bested themselves. Behold, the greatest scientific question ever known to man – are silent farts worse? YES! Silent …

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Chill Out, Man – Stress Can Totally Kill You

Your mortgage, your overbearing boss, your backtalking kid, your dating life, your term paper, the holidays… Yeah, life is stressful. And as if there wasn’t already enough things out there that can kill you, here comes your chronic worrying to finish the job. AsapSCIENCE takes a brief look at the negative health effects of too much stress and comes to …

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Gross Yourself Out with AsapSCIENCE’s Look at Horrifying Parasites

Star YouTube scientific illustrators AsapSCIENCE often take their cues for their videos from suggestions in the YouTube comments – so I’d like to personally thank whoever suggested this gem. Parasites are just disgusting, and there’s a chance that you have one penetrating your bodily defenses right now. Somehow, even cute illustrations can’t lessen the creepiness of an anal worm. Gross. …

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Brain Hacking Gets the AsapSCIENCE Treatment

Make someone happy with the push of a button? Make someone do a silly dance by delivering an electrical signal? Sign me up, brain hacking sounds awesome. AsapSCIENCE, as always, takes a complicated topic and condenses it into a delightful 3-minute animation. It may not clear everything up, but it sure makes you think. Makes you think. It made you …

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Important Info for Internet Users: What Would Happen If You Never Went Outside…Ever Again?

Redditors, WoW players, and agoraphobics – listen up. As tempting as it may be to just stay inside for the rest of your life, well, don’t do that. Your body needs that precious sunlight, and AsapSCIENCE is here to explain why. Basically, not going outside ever again would probably make you a cancerous, heart diseased ball of depression. So, before …

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Poop Is Gross, But the Poop Cycle Is Kind of Fascinating

Our favorite science illustrators AsapSCIENCE have just waded into some murky waters. Yes, they’re talking about poop – specifically what happens after you flush. Here’s the short version: You poop, it goes down a tube, all the poop pebbles get separated out, cleaned and used to build your toilets (how’s that for full circle). After that, people have to remove …

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Particularly Lazy Ways to Burn 200 Calories [VIDEO]

Last month, the simply delightful animators over at AsapSCIENCE showed us what 200 calories looks like (you know, different portion sizes of various foods). The takeaway: fill yourself up with a plateful of broccoli instead of a Oliver Twistian sliver of pepperoni pizza. But we all knew that, right? But let’s say you’ve consumed a few too many calories in …

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Here’s What 200 Calories Looks Like in Different Foods [VIDEO]

We know that humans (depending on many factors, of course) require somewhere between 2000 and 2700 calories per day to maintain. But sometimes it’s hard to know just how many calories you’re putting in your body. Volume simply isn’t a good measurement. That’s because some foods are more calorie dense than others. So, what’s a good unit to know? How …

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We Spend 6 Years of Our Lives Dreaming, Could We Ever Record Them?

Dreams are a lot of things – scary, funny, bizarre, sexy, and even occasionally important. One thing they are not is easily documented and recorded. AsapSCIENCE takes a quick (and animated) look at the possibility of ever recording our dreams. Think is sounds too far-fetched? Think again. [AsapSCIENCE]

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Is Dancing Really a Mating Ritual? Take It From Here, Science

Fine, AsapSCIENCE, human dancing is evolutionarily tied to mating. But I’m pretty sure you didn’t see me at my senior prom.

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