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Cup of Joe: Good Or Bad?

In this edition of AsapSCIENCE, Henry Reich goes into detail about how coffee works on our brains. He discusses its benefits and, yes, some dangers. For instance, did you know that you could actually overdose on coffee? It would take a lot caffeine but it’s possible.

We’re Brainier Than You Think

We’ve been told for years that humans can only use about 10 percent of their brains. Nonsense. Thanks to modern brain-scanning technology, we know that we use the whole thing, all of the time. This is just one of seven myths about our brains that we’ve been led to believe. AsapSCIENCE explains the other six.

Taking Out An Asteroid

One potential life-threatening dilemma facing Earth is an unlikely encounter with an asteroid. Could we stop an impact with one of these heavenly bodies, or are we doomed? Because asteroids come in many different sizes, there are many solutions, as explained by American scientist Bill Nye, also known as The Science Guy, in this edition of AsapSCIENCE.

Gazing Into the Past

When you gaze at the stars, you’re actually looking at light that took years to travel to Earth. In other words, you’re seeing how stars looked in the past. This is just one of some mind-blowing facts in this edition of AsapSCIENCE.

Yawning Cools Our Brains

Henry Reich tells us that humans yawn to cool their brains. “Scientists now believed that yawning has developed as a way of physiologically cooling your  the brain,” he says. “Much like a computer, your brain works best at a certain temperature and tries to avoid overheating.” In this edition of AsapSCIENCE, Reich fills us in on more details.

Mother Knows Best

Remember when Mom warned to bundle up when heading outside during winter or you’d catch a cold? Then, of course, there’s the the other side of the coin that believes being cold doesn’t give you a cold. Or can it? In this version of AsapSCIENCE, studies point out the obvious correlation between cold weather and sickness. Ahh, but hold your horses. There are other factors contributing to the overall debate. Listen in to see if your mom was right.

Raiding Your Brain

Because our brain is an electrical device, it can be interfaced with other electrical devices. So, with all the advances in technology, is it possible to hack your brain? Combining an ear implant with laser light, scientists agree the prospect of controlling the brain is possible. Check out this latest version of AsapSCIENCE for more details.

What if You Couldn’t Sleep?

Adults who sleep six to eight hours a night tend to live longer. Conversely, excessive shut-eye can be detrimental, leading to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But what if you can’t sleep at all? The answers will amaze you in this edition of AsapSCIENCE.

The Poop Cycle

What happens after you flush it? H/T AsapScience

Ways to Burn 200 Calories

AsapSCIENCE enumerates some wacky ways to burn 200 calories. For instance, 45 sessions of tooth-brushing will do the trick!

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