The best part of any chem class is when the teacher demonstrates the power of science by lighting stuff on fire. It’s pretty much the moment they kids decide to be scientists because how could you setting things on fire? Or, at the very least, they turn into mini-pyros. Anyways, these little experiments kind of make up for the hours spent on trying to explain the difference between ionic bonds and covalent bonds.
Here’s a quick video of one science teacher who takes it to the next level as he tests the school’s sprinkler system by setting off fire balls right next to sprinkler. The end result is quite satisfying. If you’re wearing headphones, you might want to keep the volume low because it gets rather rowdy at the end.
It has been suggested that being kicked in the groin hurts just as much, if not more, than child birth. This AsapSCIENCE tackles this battle of the sexes question. Instead of taking one side and pleading its case, this video weighs both options while explaining what pain is.
Instead of just being another rant, this video addresses the science of both pain and perception. Since pain is subjective therefore pain can’t be measured, one cannot determine if getting kicked in the groin results in more pain than child birth, or vice versa.
This just goes to show not everything has a black or white answer. Some things may forever be a mystery.
We’ve all experienced the magic that is dry ice. Whether it was billowing out of a test tube in science class or a novelty dessert at a kid friendly restaurant, it was always a reliable crowd pleaser.
And if you think the only way to enjoy the effects dry ice now is to have it blown in your face by the DJ at your favourite club, think again. These guys found four adult ways to get a thrill out of the subzero toy. There’s even a condom involved.
Watch the video to see the dry ice explode, bubble and fart. Okay, so maybe their methods aren’t so “adult” after all…
The question has perplexed humanity from as early as the Ancient Greeks to the 21st century. And if it’s worth anything, we definitely touched upon it in my middle school biology class: What came first, the chicken or the egg? AsapSCIENCE took a crack (HAH they made a pun) at this curious conundrum in their newest video.
You might remember them from their video “Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind.” We’re pretty sure this will blow your mind too… or at least get you thinking.
Here’s the Sex-Ed lesson you never got in school!
Why do men tend to wake up with “morning wood?” AsapSCIENCE looks at the “hard” facts and some of the biology of an erection in this highly scientific video. While I might have to watch it a couple times to really understand, it’s way more effective than what my stuttering, out-of-touch gym teacher taught us in heath class.
Some YouTube users suggested some questions for their next video too: “What is love? Why do we feel it when we see that special person?” “Why does sport drinks work?” and “How do our emotions work?”
What question do you want them to take on next?
Watch it here
Ellen comes to the rescue again. 17 year old Samantha Garvey is a science genius whose an aspiring marine biologist. She was also one of the 300 semi-finalists for the annual Intel Science Talent Search.
However, Samantha and her family are homeless. So Ellen and AT&T are giving Samantha $50,000 towards her schooling, reports MTV. Also, donations are pouring in after Samantha’s numerous media appearances. Now she and her family have found a new place to live.