Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias. Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long […]
Scientists have developed a way to convert urine in to a renewable energy source. But as Sally Magnusson, author of Life of Pee and presenter of Radio 4′s Secret Science of Pee, writes in this viewpoint feature, there is some way to go before the idea is embraced more widely. A growing number of scientists […]
In their book Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending, authors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton draw on years of quantitative and qualitative research to explain how money can buy happiness, but only if we spend it in certain ways. The key lies in adhering to five key principles: Buy Experiences (research shows that material purchases are less […]
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 […]