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Each week Mitch and Greg of AsapSCIENCE explain the science behind a new subject. Using studies, anecdotes and interviews to keep you entertained while *BAM* simultaneously LEARNING!

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Each week Mitch and Greg of AsapSCIENCE explain the science behind a new subject. Using studies, anecdotes and interviews to keep you entertained while *BAM* simultaneously LEARNING!

    Boredom: creative catalyst or horrible feeling?

    Boredom: creative catalyst or horrible feeling?

    The science of boredom is confusing. Depending on the study it is considered helpful, or harmful. Today we are going to look into why, and how we can all cope or even thrive in the midst of pandemic boredom.

    WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK
    5:04 -Astronomers have detected millions of signals from an intelligent civilization
    13:08 - dark-eyed junco come to Toronto from the arctic

    STUDYTIME:
    18:11

    • 1h
    Winter: how to cope and thrive!

    Winter: how to cope and thrive!

    All humans experience winter. The pandemic is a form of winter, forcing us to be stagnant, stay inside and reflect. There are fascinating psychological studies on how to cope with the winter, and how to even make it your FAVOURITE SEASON!?

    WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK:
    8:04 -  how biodiversity makes you happy
    12:24 - trees bud in SUMMER!?

    STUDYTIME:
    15:16

    • 57 min
    Marijuana: what happens when you quit?

    Marijuana: what happens when you quit?

    Weed changes your brain, so what happens if you stop? Today we explain what happens when you get stoned, what endocannabinoids do in our body and how they create LEGIT WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS!

    WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK:
    5:50 - Human language evolved as GOSSIP!
    8:39 - Driving under the influence of CBD does not affect your ability to drive

    STUDY TIME on QUITTING WEED:
    15:00

    • 51 min
    Humour: what makes something funny?

    Humour: what makes something funny?

    The science of comedy is complicated. It involves complex neurophysiology, culture, context and … feeling safe? We evolved language between 80,000 - 160,000 years ago and jokes evolved alongside that. Today we will break down what makes something funny, why laughing feels good and teach you how to become a funnier person!

    WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK:

    8:20 - We NEED To Use Natural Dyes!!!

    15:25 - Does The Brain Resemble the Universe?

    STUDYTIME:

    22:17

    • 1h 2 min
    Drinking Alcohol: how bad is it?

    Drinking Alcohol: how bad is it?

    Vodka, Beer or Cider? Is one worse than others? With the holidays coming, being stuck at home and drinking can become a vice. So, according to physiology, how bad is it? Today we talk about why you get drunk, if small amounts can be healthy and why alcohol can feel “fun”. 

    WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK:
    3:00 - Female Hares Can Get Pregnant Twice at the Same Time
    6:50 - What If You Lost Your Sense Of Smell?
    STUDYTIME: DRINKING ALCOHOL
    10:23

    • 54 min
    COVID-19 Vaccine Update: What's the gossip?

    COVID-19 Vaccine Update: What's the gossip?

    Spring 2021? Moderna better than Pfizer? 94.5% vs. 90%? What details do we know about these slique new super BRILLIANTLY MADE COVID-19 vaccines? All around it is hopeful news, but we will explain some caveats to the press releases, why conservatives are less likely to get it and all the info you need for your next zoom cocktail party ...

    WDWLTW:

    4:40 - MURDER HORNETS ARE BACK!?!?

    8:20 - Jeans are ruining the planet, here's how!

    STUDYTIME on COVID-19 VACCINES:

    14:05

    • 47 min

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