Broken Heart Syndrome

Broken Heart Syndrome

In July of 2009, Lisa Wysocky landed in the ER, claiming that she had a heart attack after spending a night on on her bedroom floor in excruciating pain. Did she really have a heart attack, or was it something else? Wysocky’s adult son had passed away the previous day after an overdose, due to…

The Science of Cheating

The Science of Cheating

Cheating on your significant other is taboo in almost all cultures, yet somehow adds flavour to the plot of movies and inspiration for countless songs about heartbreak. But why do people cheat in the first place? Is there a science behind it? Only about 3% of mammals are monogamous, meaning they stay with one partner…

The Science of HIV/AIDS

The Science of HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS has taken the lives of over 39 million people worldwide, despite our efforts to prevent, treat and better understand it. But with 35 million people currently infected, what exactly is it, and are we close to a cure? To contract HIV, the virus must enter the bloodstream – and it’s often transmitted from infected…

The Periodic Table Song (2018 UPDATE!)

And now… ASAP Science presents: The Elements of the Periodic Table There’s Hydrogen and Helium Then Lithium, Beryllium Boron, Carbon everywhere Nitrogen all through the air With Oxygen so you can breathe And Fluorine for your pretty teeth Neon to light up the signs Sodium for salty times Magnesium, Aluminium, Silicon Phosphorus, then Sulfur, Chlorine…

Is ADHD An Advantage?

Is ADHD An Advantage?

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder among children and teenagers. But what’s going on inside the brain and body of these individuals and could it actually be an advantage? While some environmental factors such as maternal drinking and smoking during pregnancy may play a role in brain development,…

Your Brain On Shrooms

Psychedelic or ‘magic’ mushrooms have been ingested by humans for over 9000 years. Even today, this naturally grown fungus is commonly used as a recreational drug, causing hallucinations, but how exactly does it work? The main psychoactive ingredient in shrooms is call psilocybin. When ingested, the body breaks it down into the active drug psilocin,…