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The Reason We Yawn Might Actually be to Cool Our Brains

Just like the CPU in your computer, the human brain has an optimal temperature at which it runs best. But unlike a computer's CPU, there's no built-in fan to chill the brain when it starts to run hot. Which is why researchers now believe that yawning is actually the body's physiological way of keeping the brain nice and cool. Read More >>

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Snuggle Up To a Cozy Yule Log and the Science of Fire

Those few precious days off you have off over Christmas are best spent taxing your brain as little as possible. But who says you can't learn something even when away from work or school? If you're lacking a fireplace to curl up next to, this wonderful video from AsapSCIENCE will keep you cozy while educating you on the science of how a cracking fire actually works. Read More >>

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What Hurts More: Child Birth or a Kick in the Balls? Science Answers.

In response to that one debate you had way back in health class that ended abruptly because there wasn't nearly enough coffee or cigarettes in the teacher's lounge to put up with that crap, and really, jesus christ these children; ASAP Science has attempted to answer who has it worse: women in child birth, or men who have been kicked in the junk. Read More >>

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The Science of Why Cats Do the Things Cats Do

Here's everything you need to know about the Internet's favourite animal: cats. All the things you ever wondered about your furry friend? Right here. ASAP Science explains why they like catnip, how they always fall on their feet, why they purr, and how their eyes work. Did you know they spend 85 per cent of the day doing nothing and that drinking, eating and mating only takes up 4 per cent of their day. The question: what kind of catty things are they doing the other 11 per cent? [ASAP Science] Read More >>

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Science Shows the Difference Between Butter and Margarine

When they tell you that you can't believe it's not butter, it's a damned lie. Butter is creamy beautiful deliciousness while margarine is mere fake and processed imitation. It's no contest... unless you consider their healthiness. Because we can't have nice things, butter is high in saturated fat. That's no good. However! Margarine, which was made to be healthier than butter, ain't so good itself. Read More >>

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