While you're enjoying your morning cup of joe, check out this ASAPScience video that dives into the world's most popular drug.
Find out what exactly caffeine does to your brain, why it's addictive, and whether or not there's such thing as a "lethal dose" AFTER THE JUMP...
Sharks bite only a few people each year, and yet they strike fear into our hearts. Hippos and crocodiles run way faster than we'd like to think and have nightmarish man-eating reputations of their own. And yet, this deadly assortment can't come close to the sinister, insidious, disease-carrying...mosquito!
Yes, as Joe Hanson of "It's Okay to Be Smart" reveals, mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on earth, and their reign of terror is nowhere near over. In his newest video, Joe gets serious and ponders the ethics of insecticide and other preventative measures against the itchy, malaria-ridden "pokes" of the the culprits.
It is a problem of huge importance around the world and, as Joe points out, there needs to be a conversation. Let us know your opinion of the mosquito in the comments below.
And check out the informative video, AFTER THE JUMP...
ASAP Science has a new explainer on depression.
Noting that the true causes of depression have yet to be pinned down precisely, the video explains the biological basis for depression and how the growth and connections of brain cells play a large roll.
It also considers the hereditary nature of depression and bipolar disorder - studies have shown that if one identical twin has bipolar disorder the other twin has a 60 to 80 percent chance of developing it too.
The video concludes with an introduction to depression in other species.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
You can also read David Mixner's recent piece on his struggles with depression here.
As SciShow host Hank Green explains, you probabaly already think you know the answer to this question "What killed off the dinosaurs?" but it turns out the science behind the answer is more complicated than what we've been told.
Find out, AFTER THE JUMP...
How do you know you exist? It's a simple enough question, but the answer is a little more tricky. After all, how do we know we aren't dreaming? Or that some evil genius demon hasn't tricked us into believing that "reality" is "real"?
A new TED video helps break down these questions of existence - leading us towards Descartes' famous philosophical conclusion: I think, therefore I am.
Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...