Should YOU Be Afraid of BPA? [Science Video]

BPA has had some bad press, and now we’re all wondering: Is BPA bad for us? Michael Aranda from The SciShow goes into how we encounter BPA in our lives and how it affects us. [SciShow]

Why Does Stepping on Legos Hurt So Much? [Video]

Right up there with how the gun on the original Duck Hunt game worked, why it hurts so much to step on a Lego brick is one of the questions we’re asked the most, so it’s high time we answered it. As anyone who’s done it knows, stepping on a Lego block is something akin […]

The Science Behind Nitroglycerin: Explosive Heart Medication [Video]

Imagine a substance so powerful that it could blow you to bits or save your life depending on how you used it. Well imagine no more: such a substance exists and you’ve probably heard of it: Nitroglycerin. [SciShow]

150 MPH Rocket Knife Can Slice Through Almost Anything [Video]

From The Backyard Scientist: I recreated my favorite MythBusters experiment and tried to chop a car in half with a Rocket Knife. I also tried to chop a chicken, steak, and fruits in half! Next week.. RED HOT ROCKET KNIFE! …after my burns heal ;) [The Backyard Scientist]

A Look at Why Some People Sleepwalk [Science Video]

Sleepwalking (somnambulism) is quite common but why do people do it? Is waking up a sleepwalking person bad for them? Let’s find out! [Life Noggin]

A Look at 8 Lesser-Known, Useful Elements [Science Video]

There are 118 elements on the periodic table, but it seems like only a handful of them get any attention. But just because you haven’t heard of an element doesn’t mean that it isn’t a vital part of everyday life. [SciShow]

Do Fat Cells Ever Really Go Away? [Science Video]

Okay, so you lost weight, but what actually happened to those fat-storing cells? Find out in this episode of SciShow! [SciShow]

Should You Wear Sunscreen in the Winter? [Science Video]

DNA damage doesn’t just happen in the summer, but does that really mean we should wear sunscreen in the cloudy and chilly months? Watch this episode of SciShow to find out! [SciShow]

Does Cough Medicine Really Work? [Science Video]

What do you do when you have a bad cough? If you reach for the yummy, cherry-flavored cough medicine, you’re not alone. Every year, people spend billions of dollars on this stuff. But does cough medicine actually work? In this video, the folks from the American Chemical Society explain the chemistry behind cough medicine, and […]

The Universe is a Series of Brilliant Accidents [Video]

Brilliant accidents on the way to oblivion. That’s a rather poetic way to describe the universe, don’t you think? En case you need a crash course about what “Entropy” is, here’s the perfect video to help you understand the concept: [exurb1a]

Hammering Rubber Nails With a Mercury Hammer [Video]

Mercury is beautiful. It’s the only metal that’s a liquid at room temperature and pressure. In its liquid state the atoms have enough thermal energy to overcome the rigid metallic bonds that confine most metals to solids at room temperature. The third law of thermodynamics links temperature and entropy. Olympia Brown explores this relationship, freezing […]

7 Scientific Reasons Why Your New Year Will Suck [Video]

It’s been a rough year, but here are some surprising scientific reasons your New Year’s isn’t going to be any better! Learn why in the latest video from ASAP Science! [ASAP Science]