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AsapSCIENCE

  1. This Is Your Brain on Coffee: How Coffee Affects Your Brain and Body

    I like my brain like I like my coffee: full of caffeine.

    You know how coffee makes you feel. Depending on your necessary intake level, that's anywhere from "awake and alert" to "like a functioning adult human being." But what does the caffeine physically do to your brain and body to generate that feeling? This video from AsapSCIENCE will explain the science behind your brain fuel.

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  2. Learn the Science of Depression From AsapSCIENCE

    At least the science as we know it now.

    Depression is something we can all stand to know more about. It's a serious condition that affects millions of people directly, and even more indirectly. Knowing how something works is a great first step in being able to treat it, and our understanding of depression has changed a lot in recent years. This video from AsapSCIENCE explains how.

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  3. AsapSCIENCE Takes on 7 Myths About the Brain

    Your brain probably believes some silly things about itself.

    AsapSCIENCE's latest YouTube video explains the truth behind seven common myths about our brains. Can you be "left-brained" or "right-brained"? What percentage of our brain do we really use? Does size matter? They've got the answers.

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  4. AsapSCIENCE Makes a Compelling Case for Why We Should All Eat Bugs

    Let's see how many crickets we can fit in our mouths!

    Have you ever eaten bug? Actually, you probably have, but have you ever eaten one on purpose? AsapSCIENCE's latest video explains that maybe you should consider eating more of them. They also make a secondary case for why you should probably lay off the beef.

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  5. AsapSCIENCE Video Answers The Burning Question: Should You Hover Or Cover The Toilet Seat?

    Everyone clean their cutting boards RIGHT NOW.

    The AsapSCIENCE team consistently answers weird science queries with charming videos. Or, in this instance, I guess it would be "Charmin'," since today the team is evaluating the real risk behind resting your rear in public poo parlors. Make sure to watch it before sacrificing your thighs/lots of paper in the name of sanitation.

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  6. The Guys Behind the AsapSCIENCE Channel Address Their Anti-Gay Haters

    Because science doesn't care about sexual orientation.

    Fun fact: Greg and Mitch, the two people responsible for creating AsapSCIENCE, are both openly gay (and a couple, which is adorable).  This being the Internet, they've had a lot of commenters fixate on that aspect of their identities, so they'd like to talk to us about how their orientation doesn't change the fact that science is awesome.

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  7. AsapSCIENCE Says Your Ears Are Lying to You, Put Them to the Test With This Audio Illusion Video

    I knew it! You've been colluding with my eyeballs all along!

    Optical illusions are old hat at this point. Yes, the two lines are the same length. No, that's an old lady AND a young woman at the same time. But what about audio illusions? Those don't get nearly enough play, so to speak. That's why AsapSCIENCE wants to trick your brain with sounds instead of sights using a number of famous paradoxes.

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  8. AsapSCIENCE Explores the Science of Laziness [Video]

    Ahh, genes, what don't you ruin for us?

    Hey, you sitting in front of the computer. You could probably be outside getting some fresh air right about now. But it's not entirely your fault that you're lazy, according to AsapSCIENCE -- part of it, sadly, is due to your genetics. You should probably still go for a walk or something if you're able, though.

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  9. AsapSCIENCE Explains What Gluten Is, and Why You Shouldn’t Worry About It (Unless You Have Celiac Disease)

    Your gluten-free diet is probably pointless.

    If you're not someone with celiac disease and you're choosing to be on a gluten-free diet anyway, you're likely wasting your time and could even be opening yourself for health problems. So what is gluten? AsapSCIENCE explains that it's just a (usually) harmless protein found in grains. Take a look.

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  10. Why Are Babies Cute? Because Science, That’s Why! Let AsapSCIENCE Explain

    Earth Unplugged also explains why some animals are so ugly.

    Babies are cute, sure, but why are they cute? AsapSCIENCE explains the science of "Baby Schema" and why we just want to pinch those widdle cheeks. Conversely, Earth Unplugged explains the science behind why some animals are so very ugly.

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