Eating chocolate could improve the brain’s ability to do math, a new study suggests. Mental arithmetic became easier after volunteers had been given large amounts of compounds found in chocolate, called flavanols, in a hot cocoa drink. They were also less likely to feel tired or mentally drained, the findings, presented at the British Psychological […]
A 66-year-old who lived his whole life as a man was given a surprising diagnosis after visiting the doctor in Hong Kong with a swollen abdomen — he was a woman. Doctors realised the patient was female after they found the swelling came from a large cyst on an ovary, the Hong Kong Medical Journal […]
Found this great little infographic today – Thought I’d share it with you! Have any suggestions? Tweet and follow me @KrisSanchez.
Here is a cool little infographic I found about what happens every 60 seconds on the Internet! This may (or may not) surprise you. Remember, if you have any fact suggestions or interesting finds, you can always follow & tweet me @KrisSanchez. Enjoy!
In his meticulous diaries, written from 1846 to 1882, the Harvard librarian John Langdon Sibley complains often about the withering summer heat: “The heat wilts & enervates me & makes me sick,” he wrote in 1852. Sibley lived before the age of air-conditioning, but recent research suggests that his observation is still accurate: summer really does tend to […]
Don’t get that headline wrong… if you don’t eat anything you’ll starve and die, but a new study shows that the less calories you consume, the more likely you are to extend your lifespan. Read all the details in this article that I found below! If you have any questions, feel free to follow and […]
I had the pleasure of being able to see The Conjuring twice, the day before it came out. Of course, the phrase “based on a true story” has become a popular line to use in an attempt to market many fictional movies, but how true is this film? Enjoy an excerpt of what I found […]
A movie of people in movies watching movies… Here you go!
Human beings are social animals. We spend large portions of our waking hours communicating with others, and the possibilities for conversation are seemingly endless—we can make plans and crack jokes; reminisce about the past and dream about the future; share ideas and spread information. This ability to communicate—with almost anyone, about almost anything—has played a central role in our species’ […]
Whether it’s worrying or fantasizing, all of us daydream—or let our minds escape from the task at hand. Now, a new computer model that simulates these periods of mental wandering may give scientists clues about how our brains work. Specifically, the model shows how our brain cells communicate when our minds are either engaged or idle. Scientists […]