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How Does Deodorant Work? - VIDEO

How Does Deodorant Work?

Ever wondered just how deodorant works - or in a lot of cases completely fails to?

Mental floss has a new explainer that should sort you out.

If you have 150 seconds to spare, grab a seat and learn some science, AFTER THE JUMP...

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How Social Media and the Internet Are Rewiring Your Brain: VIDEO

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The ASAP Science duo takes a look at five crazy ways the internet and social media are changing your brain at this very moment. 

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP... 

And to help stay up-to-date on your dopamine-fueled social media fix, be sure and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Rise and Shine! Coffee's Effect on Your Brain (And Could Too Much Really Kill You?) - VIDEO

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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...

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Joe Hanson Reveals The Most Annoying (And Deadliest) Animal On Earth: VIDEO

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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...

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What Goes On Inside A Depressed Person? - VIDEO

 

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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.

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Was An Asteroid Really the Only Thing That Killed Off the Dinosaurs? - VIDEO

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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...

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