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Objectification
Confirmed: Men Stare At Women's Bodies Instead Of Their Faces — But So Do Women
Oct 29, 2013 16:07 PM E
In a journal article called "My Eyes Are Up Here," psychologists have proven that men look at women's bodies before they look at their faces.
Bailout Protest
Scientists Discover New Equation To Predict Future Disasters — From Financial Crashes To Brain Seizures
Oct 29, 2013 15:27 PM E
Using a crystal ball equation, we may be able to predict disasters like the 2008 financial collapse and correct them before they happen.
What Makes a Mouse Face Look the Way it Does?
How Do Genes Shape Your Face? Rodent Facial Development May Reveal A Lot About Our Own
Oct 25, 2013 15:58 PM E
Scientists are now able to flip the genetic switches that determine the shape of a mouse's face.
UV Light
A Tiny Bit Of UV Light May Prevent 8,000 Surgical Deaths Per Year
Oct 16, 2013 17:00 PM E
Researchers at Columbia University have devised a solution for the 300,000 life-threatening, post-op infections each year: zap the buggers with ultraviolet (UV) light.
Movie theater popcorn.
Can Eating Popcorn Make You Immune To Movie Ads? The Science Behind Subvocalization
Oct 15, 2013 18:19 PM E
Researchers at the University of Wuerzburg found that when people ate popcorn while watching the precurtain ads, their inclination to buy the advertised products was significantly reduced.
oxford whisky
Whisky Tastes Different Depending On Where You Drink It: Can Wooden Walls Make Jim Beam Taste Like Macallan?
Oct 14, 2013 18:28 PM E
Whisky tastes better in certain ambiances, a new study from Oxford University in England found. Researcher Charles Spence had study participants drink the same glass of whisky in three different rooms, each with a different theme. Participants found whisky to taste the best in rooms with wooden walls, even though they knew they were drinking the same whisky the whole time.
human brain project
Human Brain Project Launches: Group Aims To Create Supercomputer For Insight Into How The Brain Operates
Oct 10, 2013 12:02 PM E
The world's fastest computer will simulate how the brain works, enabling scientists to better understand the human brain and simulate diseases. The Human Brain Project is a 10-year proiject that involves 135 institutions and billions of dollars in funding by various governments and the European Union.
beer bubbles
Colorado 6th-Grader Plans To Brew Beer On The International Space Station
Oct 09, 2013 11:55 AM E
Colorado sixth-grader Michal Bodzianowski developed a plan to brew beer aboard the International Space Station. Bodzianowski is one of the winners of a National Center for Earth and Space Science Education contest. The plan involves filling a tube with beer-making ingredients that will be sent to the ISS, where astronauts will activate the kit.
Foie Gras
Amazon UK Bans Foie Gras; France Protests, Claiming 'Real Product Quality' And Respect For 'Animal's Well-Being'
Oct 08, 2013 17:17 PM E
Britons overseas will no longer be able to purchase foie gras — the surprisingly low-carb French delicacy made from the liver of a fattened goose or duck — from the online retailer Amazon UK.
bacteria cages
3D-Printed Bacteria Cages: Researchers Create Incredible Microscopic 'Zoos' To Observe Bacterial Interactions [STUDY]
Oct 07, 2013 15:34 PM E
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have used a novel 3D printing method to "cage" bacterial communities and then observe how the act. The microscopic cages are a fraction of the size of a human hair. The 3D cages are made of a special gelatin substance which reacts to the 3D printer's lasers.
einstein
Einstein's Brain: 'Unusually Well-Connected' Hemispheres Led To His Genius, Study Suggests
Oct 07, 2013 12:31 PM E
Albert Einstein's brain has a larger-than-average corpus callosum, which resulted in greater connections between the right and left sides of his brain, a new study suggests. Led by Weiwei Men of East China Normal University's Department of Physics, the study, "The corpus callosum of Albert Einstein‘s brain: another clue to his high ...
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Blizzident Toothbrush Cleans Teeth In Seconds: Learn How It Works [VIDEO]
Oct 03, 2013 12:07 PM E
The Blizzident toothbrush is a custom-made dental care device for your mouth. See how it can clean your mouth in six seconds.
stress smell
Stress Makes The World (Literally) Stink, And 5 Other Negative Effects Of Anxiety
Sep 27, 2013 16:12 PM E
According to new research, stress rewires our brains and makes normally neutral odors offensive. Here are five other negative effects anxiety has on the body.
siesta
Spain Time Zone Change Could Lead To Less Tired Workers, More Family Time
Sep 27, 2013 14:41 PM E
The Spanish parliament is considering switching the country's time zone, which was changed in the 1940s by Francisco Franco to align the clock with Nazi Germany. A parliamentary commission released a report today which said that the change would increase workers' productivity, allow for more family time and help the population get more sleep.
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