Around here, we know a thing or two about the difference between constructive criticism, conversation, healthy debate, and trolls—despite the hate we receive from the scores we've banned from commenting. However, if you've ever wondered, "What are these people like in real life? How is it that the Internet is crawling with them, but real life is so different?" AsapSCIENCE has some answers.Read More
ASAPScience Guys Apologize for Sexist Imagery in Video, Recommit Themselves to Helping Women in STEM
ASAPScience, a Youtube channel run by Mitch Moffit and Greg Brown, has been a favorite of The Mary Sue's for a long time.Read More
Remember how yesterday how AsapSCIENCE made us all feel better with their delightful tips on how to improve your body's health? Because not all remedies are created equal, and some are straight up not even true. Like these ones, for example.Read More
Chicken soup is science!
I don't know about you guys, but I've found this a particularly difficult winter for colds. I think I've had bronchitis like six times. That's why this new video from AsapSCIENCE is amazingly helpful - it'll teach you eight scientific ways to feel better if you're sick. Bring on that anti-inflammatory chicken soup!Read More
Despite the Earth not caring in the least, of course.
What would happen to the Earth and everything on it if we all suddenly disappeared—or got abducted by aliens or whatever other totally reasonable scenario you come up with? AsapSCIENCE has some answers.Read More
Does anyone else's butt feel eight times heavier now?
We all know that the amount of time we sit at a desk every day is probably not having a very good impact on our health, and that we are all one day going to die whether we want to or not, but hearing all the possible ill effects of sitting read out loud is... well, yikes. I feel woozy all of a sudden.Read More
At least, that's my hypothesis. Feel free to send more data.
The guys behind AsapSCIENCE love science and each other, which makes their "Science Love Song" just that much more adorable.Read More
Admitting is the first step.
Don't give me any of that "Eww farts are gross I don't even do that because I am a proper mature adult let's talk about something else like income taxes" noise, either. It's a fact of life: people fart, and you think yours aren't as bad as the rest of humanity's. Let's just start from that base knowledge and work from there.Read More
But you're super secure and never upset over things that happened in the past, right?
You've probably got a few moments from your life that you'd like to Eternal Sunshine right out of your head, and it turns out science can actually help you with that.Read More
"Why are you so moody?" "BECAUSE SCIENCE, OK!?"
Hey, it takes a lot of work to go through the process that allows for the entire human race's continued existence every month, so a little moodiness is warranted. It's also scientifically unavoidable, so the next time someone accuses you of being moody from PMS, tell them that science and the future of humanity don't care about their feelings.Read More
Aside from changing how you feel after seeing all your Facebook "friends'" real opinions.
Like your body, your brain adapts to the tasks it does most often. Here's how your brain will change if those tasks are mostly social media use. Maybe some day they'll figure out how to change our brains to not hate every new Facebook layout update.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More