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Let's Explore The Corrupt Town That Inspired True Detective 

How are you enjoying #TrueDetectiveSeason2 so far? It’s okay, right? I don’t know, maybe it kind of sucks. Anyway, if you’re like me, you’ve spent a good chunk of the first three episodes being a little confused by the city-corruption storyline. We’ve been told that there are a lot of “deals being done” and a lot of… » 7/06/15 5:42pm 7/06/15 5:42pm

Science explains that you're probably drinking coffee at the wrong time

So many of us wake up in the morning and immediately seek out coffee like the brown water addicted fools we are. ASAP Science, however, explains that that is completely the wrong way to do it. We’re not maximizing the caffeine or our body’s natural energy, instead, the right way to drink coffee is to wait. » 5/26/15 12:38pm 5/26/15 12:38pm

What Marijuana Actually Does to Your Brain and Body

Marijuana. Pot. Weed. Whatever you call it, it's the most popular illegal drug in the world, gaining support for legalization for both medicinal and recreational purposes. But what does marijuana actually do to us? Let's take a look at this fascinating drug, its health effects, and potential concerns about using it.
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Video explainer: What is nuclear energy and why we don't have more of it

Our ability to harness nuclear energy has existed for quite a while now and yet nuclear energy is only responsible for providing 10% of the world's energy. There are 439 nuclear reactors spread across 31 countries with 160 more reactors planned for the future and yet nuclear energy has stagnated since the 80's. What… » 3/26/15 1:57pm 3/26/15 1:57pm

How to Explain Net Neutrality to Your Relatives: A Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and getting peppered with questions about tech-related news stories because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is! It's only a matter of time before they ask you "So what's up with that thing on the internets?" » 11/26/14 12:25pm 11/26/14 12:25pm

How Predictive Keyboards Work (and How You Can Train Yours Better)

Almost all of us have a predictive keyboard on our smartphone, which suggests upcoming words for super-fast typing. Even so, they're not perfect, and sometimes turn up hilarious results. Luckily, it's not hard to train your keyboard to understand you, once you know how it works. » 10/08/14 11:28am 10/08/14 11:28am

This Animation Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Earth

Kurzgesagt sums up all you need to know about our planet Earth in this nice animation explainer that's much more easy to understand than school ever was. It shows how fascinating and unbelievable Earth is and makes you realize how seemingly impossible it is for us to be living here. But we're here! » 8/04/14 8:54pm 8/04/14 8:54pm

Animation explains how tsunamis form and why they're so scary

Waves come from the wind so tsunamis, which are basically bigger waves, must come from more wind, right? Not exactly. This cute animation explains that though normal waves are formed from above, tsunamis come from below from volcanic eruptions, landslides and earthquakes. They're the real monsters of the sea. » 4/24/14 9:15pm 4/24/14 9:15pm

The Physics Behind Why Sausages Split Lengthwise

I like sausages. I like grilled sausages. I like fried sausages. I like beef, pork and chicken sausages. I even like vegetarian sausages. Sometimes when you cook sausages, they burst. This occasionally happens if you try and cook them too fast. It can also happen if the brand of sausage you are cooking is overly… » 1/09/14 5:40pm 1/09/14 5:40pm

10 Common Tech Questions (and Their High Tech Explanations)

There are certain problems we all deal with every day, but don't know why. Why do I need to keep resetting my router? Do I have a virus? What happens when a site I use gets "hacked?" Whether you're the tech-savvy friend that's always answering these questions or the friend doing the asking, here are the answers to the… » 9/28/13 4:58pm 9/28/13 4:58pm