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Periodic Table Song Is Both Catchy AND Informative

Ah, yes – the periodic table. Foe to all high schoolers who suck at chemistry. It’s important information, though, and it helps to know even a little bit about the elements that make up our great, big, beautiful world. Thankfully, AsapSCIENCE is here to help with a catchy tune the highlights all the elements. I’m not sure that this is …

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Childbirth or a Swift Kick in the Balls: Which Hurts More? [VIDEO]

Ah, the age old question that has divided men and women and turned plenty of friendly debates into screaming matches. Which hurts more: childbirth or getting kicked right in the balls? To debate that here would be futile, so we’ll let AsapSCIENCE take over. They explain how both things can hurt like hell, citing nociceptors, nerve attachments, and more. But …

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Why Do You Cry? (No, Not You Specifically)

No, the question is not why do you cry. The answer to that question is probably buried far beneath a bottle of bourbon, a whole pint of ice cream, or your lack of compassion for others. No, this is simply the science behind the mechanism of crying. It’s explained by our favorite science animators, AsapSCIENCE. Go ahead, discover the mystery…

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Hey, Internet! Look! The Science of Cats!

As if the internet deserved this monumental gifts, acclaimed science illustrators AsapSCIENCE have heard your requests and have just released a video of need-to-know cat facts. Yep, everything from catnip to landing on their feet to invitations to smell their asses. It’s all here. [AsapSCIENCE, Image via Moyan_Brenn, Flickr]

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The Chilling World of Goosebumps and Frisson [VIDEO]

We know why we get goosebumps – scientifically speaking. But there are a lot of different external causes for our internal response. Everyone has experienced goosebumps from being cold, for instance. And most of us have experienced another oddly-enjoyable sensation associated with the response: Frisson. Or, those chills you get when you’re listening to a music. Is it because the …

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Why You Should Stop Hitting the Snooze Button [VIDEO]

To snooze or not to snooze? The answer, while simple, is a hard one to actually implement. Many of us are addicted to the snooze button. You may think that extra few minutes of fragmented sleep is helping you take on the day, but in reality it’s only screwing up your sleep cycles and making you more tired. [AsapSCIENCE]

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Here’s Why You’re Losing Your Hair (Genetically Speaking)

Is your maternal grandfather a fairly good indicator of whether or not you’re going to be bald? Yeah, kind of. But he’s not the only thing you should worry about. Sure, there are some “nurture” elements to hair loss, but a lot of it is “nature,” and therefore you’re screwed, bro. [AsapSCIENCE]

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Why We Have to Die (Scientifically Speaking) [VIDEO]

“Mother, why do I have to die?’ “Well, Timmy, it’s because our cells stop replicating. And so that we’re not riddled with cancer by the age of two. Oh, and because I passed it down to you and you’re a ticking timebomb. Any more questions?” [AsapSCIENCE]

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Butter or Margarine? Well, It Depends [VIDEO]

What is the difference between butter and margarine, and which one should I spread on my toast? Which one is healthier for me? Which one is better for sculpting giant busts of Paula Deen? Most of these questions, and more are answered in the following clip. [AsapSCIENCE]

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Why Porn Acts Like a Drug [VIDEO]

First off, nobody is here to bash porn. Like plenty of drugs, everything in moderation, right? And that’s the simple fact about porn. It is a drug. Well, at least it acts like a drug on your brain. AsapSCIENCE‘s newest three-minute video tackles the very real problem of pornography addiction. If you find yourself in a vicious porn-watching cycle where …

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You Love Being in Love Because It’s Kind of Like Cocaine [The Science of Love]

On Valentine’s Day, as you settle in with your significant other for some food, wine, and probable sex, remember that all of those feelings you’re feeling can be easily explained by chemical reactions in your brain. OK, maybe not all of it. AsapSCIENCE doesn’t want to take the mystery out of love or anything, they just want to let you …

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Let’s Learn Some Stuff About Our Brains, Shall We? [VIDEO]

Today, our favorite YouTube science illustrators want to teach you about fast thinking and slow thinking with some cool brain tricks. I can see no reason why we shouldn’t oblige them. Long story short, your fast thinking mechanisms in your brain are always trying to parse out information as quickly as possible. This is fairly useful in day-to-day life. But …

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