Five mysteries of the brain

For centuries, the brain was a mystery. Only in the last few decades have scientists begun to unravel its secrets. In recent years, using the latest technology and powerful computers further key discoveries have been made. However, much remains to be understood about how the brain works. Here are five important areas of study attempting to unlock the last secrets of the brain How to fix it When we think, move, speak, dream and even love – it all happens in the grey matter. But our brains are not simply one colour. White matter matters too. Much of the research … Continue reading Five mysteries of the brain

Does your face turn red when you drink? Here’s why

You probably have at least one buddy who suffers from “The Flush”: After a few drinks, he looks like Violet Beauregarde just before the Oompa Loompas rolled her out of Willy Wonka‘s gum room. His red face might be an allergic reaction — or it could be a warning sign of impending heart trouble, finds new research from South Korea. Among people who sip four or more drinks per week, men who became flushed from alcohol were more than twice as likely to develop high blood pressure later in life than guys who didn’t turn red from booze. That means … Continue reading Does your face turn red when you drink? Here’s why

Mommy Anxiety: Having a Baby When You’re Not a Baby Person

Tracy Moore is a doting mom to her three-and-a-half year old daughter, Edie, but it wasn’t always so. Moore, a blogger at Jezebel.com, found out she was pregnant with her first child just two months after she and her husband were married. “Words I can’t repeat now,” Moore said of what went through her mind when she found out she was pregnant. “I mostly went to rock shows or hung out in bars approximately four nights a week,” she said of her then-lifestyle. “I smoked a lot of cigarettes [and] ate a lot of fast food. Though Moore was not … Continue reading Mommy Anxiety: Having a Baby When You’re Not a Baby Person

This is how the sky would look seconds before nuclear holocaust

Death falling from the sky: This unique video shows the warheads from a Russian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile re-entering Earth’s atmosphere and hitting their targets at the Kura Test Range, located in northern Kamchatka Krai, a Russian Federation territory north of Japan. If real, the video shows phases 7 and 8 in this diagram: The graphic shows the launch of a Minuteman III, which are comparable to the R-36 created during the Cold War by the Soviet Union and still in use today. Unlike the Minuteman III’s three warheads, some variations of the R-36 had up to 10 warheads. Phase 1 … Continue reading This is how the sky would look seconds before nuclear holocaust

Beard Study Shows Heavy Stubble Makes Men Especially Attractive To Women

Talk about cutting-edge science. A new study conducted by researchers in Australia shows that women prefer men with heavy stubble over clean-shaven guys and guys sporting light stubble or full beards. And what sort of men’s facial hair do straight guys think is preferable among their peers? In the study, published in the May issue of the journal Evolution & Human Behavior, full beards and heavy stubble edged out light stubble and the clean-shaven look. For their research, University of New South Wales professors Barnaby J. Dixson and Rob C. Brooks presented photos of 10 smiling men to 177 heterosexual … Continue reading Beard Study Shows Heavy Stubble Makes Men Especially Attractive To Women

People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests

Hipp chronoscope, a device used to measure short intervals of time with an accuracy of 1/1,000th of a second. Hipp chronoscopes were used to measure reaction time in experimental psychology labs in the late 19th Century. Our technology may be getting smarter, but a provocative new study suggests human intelligence is on the decline. In fact, it indicates that Westerners have lost 14 I.Q. points on average since the Victorian Era. What exactly explains this decline? Study co-author Dr. Jan te Nijenhuis, professor of work and organizational psychology at the University of Amsterdam, points to the fact that women of … Continue reading People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests

Vaccination Voodoo, What You Don’t Know About Vaccines

I recently had the privilege of reviewing the newly released book, Vaccination Voodoo: What You Don’t Know About Vaccines, authored by Catherine J Frompovich. She assembles a breadth of research and compiles the “must know” information regarding the false science about vaccination and the rise in correlated diseases. Regardless of your position on mass vaccination programs, this book will surely make you question their safety and effectiveness. The introduction by Paul G. King is especially riveting, with a logic that is difficult to refute, especially regarding our immune system: “For millennia, humans have survived and, absent war, famine, or other … Continue reading Vaccination Voodoo, What You Don’t Know About Vaccines

Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy has caused exaggerated fear and confusion for many women

(NaturalNews) The decision by actress and newfound cancer industry spokeswoman Angelina Jolie to broadcast the cutting off of both her breasts through a double mastectomy earlier this year has generated quite a bit of confusion among the female population, according to new reports. Many women have reportedly developed an exaggerated fear about their risk of developing breast cancer, say some sources, as the direct result of Jolie’s viral media blitz. As you may recall from back in May, Jolie wrote an op-ed piece published in The New York Times that advocated preventative breast removal surgery, particularly among healthy women with … Continue reading Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy has caused exaggerated fear and confusion for many women

Chilling truth about the video games your children got for Christmas: How titles like Pay Day 2, Grand Theft Auto and Mortal Kombat corrupt children as young as five

.Scenes include women tied to train tracks and a man’s kneecaps drilled .One five-year-old was bought Grand Theft Auto to bond with his father .Another child spent two days in his bedroom playing 11-plus reward game .Study found violent games can make 12 to 14 year olds more aggressive .13-year-old boy in Glasgow slashed a rival’s throat before quoting a game The setting is a crowded shopping centre. A man in a suit saunters into the atrium and up the escalator. Then he puts on a mask and produces a hand-gun. A security guard who approaches is pumped with bullets. … Continue reading Chilling truth about the video games your children got for Christmas: How titles like Pay Day 2, Grand Theft Auto and Mortal Kombat corrupt children as young as five

UK is the statins capital of Europe: With 1 in 8 now taking cholesterol-busting drugs, are they being used as a replacement for healthier living?

.Eight million of us now take the drugs compared to five million in 2003 .Britain is second in the world statin rankings only to Australia .Concerns GPs may give them as ‘easy option’ instead of improving lifestyle Britain is the statins capital of Europe with more than one in eight of us taking cholesterol-busting pills. Doctors say rising obesity is behind the increase in prescriptions for the drug, which protects against heart attack and stroke. Almost eight million now take statins, which cost just 10p per patient per day. But there are concerns that GPs are dishing them out as … Continue reading UK is the statins capital of Europe: With 1 in 8 now taking cholesterol-busting drugs, are they being used as a replacement for healthier living?