The process of seeing through the eye has an apparent flaw due to biology and structure of the eye. Everyone has a blind spot where vision loss becomes possible. Asap SCIENCE looks at the science behind seeing and examines different tricks that our eyes can play on us.
Russell Brand knows about fame. Check out what he has to say about all this coverage of Kanye and Lady Gaga’s mental illnesses.
From Christmas to Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to Boxing Day, the Holiday season is a special time of year that is looked forward to by many. Here are 25 intriguing holiday facts that you probably didn’t know about.
TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, clever talk from the creator of the “Flappy Bird in a Box Hack,” Qui shares how nontraditional workshops like hers can change the perception of technology and inspire students to participate in creating it.
In the US alone there are about half a billion devices in homes connected to the internet. This is about 5.7 devices per household. So could there be a benefit to not using our cellphones for a while or taking a smartphone vacation? AsapTHOUGHT examines the pervasive nature of cellphones and the practice of taking a holiday from smartphone use.
There are a lot of popular diets out there. So AsapSCIENCE figured they would create a video outlining which ones are scientifically sound and actually work. From the outside it seems as simple as your calories are determined by the calories you put in versus the calories you burn. So increasing calories burnt or restricting calorie input is a good way to lose weight but it is a bit deeper than that. Watch the video and find out more!
Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for our blessings. In Hallelujah, songwriter Leonard Cohen takes thankfulness to a whole other level. Let’s start by giving thanks to Leonard, who died two weeks ago at the age of 82, for bringing us such beautiful and meaningful song.
Painter Alyssa Monks finds beauty and inspiration in the unknown, the unpredictable and even the awful. In a poetic, intimate talk, she describes the interaction of life, paint and canvas through her development as an artist, and as a human.
Some of the most insane creatures that have ever lived are now extinct. Asap THOUGHT talks about a few that they wish still existed from sea to land creatures. The progression of our planet to the state it is now and the difference in animals is truly amazing.
By the time he released his first solo album, in 1970, he had already played on hundreds of songs as one of the top studio musicians in Los Angeles. He was in Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound Orchestra, and he played sessions for Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, the Ventures and the Monkees, among many others. His piano playing is heard on “Mr. Tambourine Man” by the Byrds, “A Taste of Honey” by Herb Alpert, “Live With Me” by the Rolling Stones and all of the Beach Boys’ early albums, including “Pet Sounds.”
Rather than bash Trump and some of the hateful statements he’s made in the past, Brand listed reasons why many likely voted for the business tycoon.
Perhaps one of the greatest things about humans is the ability to innovate and create in order to overcome obstacles and change the world around us. ASAP Science examines a number of different innovations and their value to humans. These included but were not limited to language, the use of fire, manufacture of glass, using boats to travel the seas and agriculture.
Some of us like to spend our weekends with a book in hand while others prefer a night out being the center of attention. But from a scientific perspective is there an advantage to being an introvert of an extrovert? Asap SCIENCE examines the science behind the personality traits and sees what can be gained from each.