Month: March 2016

Body Language Reveals Inherent Personality Traits

Your body language reveals some of your inherent personality traits, says a new study published in the journal Interface. Our movements provide insight into our inherent personality traits, says a study that has brought together researchers from the University of Exeter, the University of Bristol, Montpellier University and the University of Naples Federico II. One

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City Birds Are More Intelligent Than Rural Birds

City birds are more intelligent than rural birds, says a new study published in the journal Behavioral Ecology, focusing on bullfinches from Barbados. Living in the city changes you. The same principle applies to birds. Researchers from McGill University show in a new study how city birds grow to become smarter than their counterparts living in

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When You Eat Matters As Much As What You Eat

When you eat matters as much as what you eat, says a new study published in PNAS. We must have all been nagged to eat on time at one point or another in our lives. Turns out that this has some truth in it, pertaining to our health: a new study suggests that when one

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Using Light To Retrieve Lost Memories For Alzheimer’s Patients

Lost memories might be brought back by light stimulation of brain cells. The paper is published in Nature. While Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by great memory deficits, it is unclear as to whether the memories in question are forever lost. Nor is the causal reason of the disease documented: is it the consequence of faulty

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Two Comets Will Pass By The Earth This Week: One Might Be Visible!

Two comets are expected to pass by the Earth today (21:03:16) and tomorrow. The smaller one will be the closest a comet has been to us since 1983 while the bigger one might be seen in the night sky. The first one, Comet P/2016 BA14, discovered in January, will not be as conspicuous, and it

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Addiction to Mobile Phones Is A Sign of Poor Impulse Control & Impatience

Heavy use of mobile phones is linked with poor impulse control and impatience, says a new study – you can now understand that one friend of yours who is constantly into his phone. According to the findings, individuals who are impulsive and impatient will also be those who will constantly be checking their technological devices.

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How Resilient Are We Really As Humans?

Are we as resilient as it is made to sound? Not only is it a common concept among the general populations that humans are naturally resilient in the face of life adversities, but it has also been supported by a number of scientific experiments. However, a new study challenges these beliefs. It puts forward the

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The Air Your Mother Breathes During Pregnancy Affects Your Mental State!

Breathing in polluted air during pregnancy has been linked with children having regulatory problems when it comes to their thoughts, emotions, and behaviour, says a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Prenatal exposure to an air pollutant called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) might predispose babies to develop problems in self-regulating

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Secrets of Pluto’s Moons Revealed

pluto nitrogen glacier

We can now boast of knowing so much more of Pluto and its moons than we ever have before. New findings, published in the journal Science, provide additional information about the planet system, including the surfaces and rotation of the satellites involved. The video shows the unusual nature of the small moons of Pluto: they

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King Tut’s Tomb Reveals Hidden Rooms

What is hiding beyond the west and north walls of King Tut’s burial chamber? This question has remained unanswered for centuries on end. But, now that humans are equipped with sophisticated technology, we might have a ‘peek’ of what lies behind. Radar scans have indicated the presence of hidden chambers behind the walls of the

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Electrical Current Applied In Brains Of Stroke Patients Boosts Their Recovery

Applying an electrical current to the brain of a stroke patient might boost his recovery, says a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The study focuses on the technique known as transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) with respect to rehabilitation training. TDCS entails the application of a low electrical current through the

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