Why Is The Ocean Blue?

The answer to this question lies in the mechanism involving three components: the light, an object (ocean) and human eyes. Perception of Colors by Eyes: The human eyes see an object when the light reflected by the object reaches eyes.…
Why is Facebook so popular?

Why is Facebook so popular? If you are a very social type of person, then you would surely find using Facebook very entertaining. Facebook is one of the many social networking sites that have sprouted like mushrooms over the internet.…

The use of the word ‘the’ is sometimes difficult to grasp for non-native speakers of English. It is a definite article. Some languages, like Japanese, do not have articles. Others, like Spanish or German, have them but use them in…

The words ‘each’ and ‘every’ are commonly used and have comparable meanings. However, there are a number of main differences in their meanings and in the instances when they are used. A Comparison of ‘Each’ and ‘Every’ The word ‘each’ refers to…
Pot Smoke a Pathway for Pesticides

Though the jury is still out, many claim marijuana may be good for you. Pesticides, however, most decidedly are not. A recent study conducted by Jeffrey Raber finds up to 70 percent of pesticides spayed on marijuana plants end up…
Difference between ghosts and demons

When discussing the supernatural, many different terms are used to describe similar things. Belief in the supernatural is a cultural universal that dates back to the earliest human civilizations discovered. But fundamentally they describe two different beings-ghosts and demons. There…
Coffee May Improve Blood Vessels

We know morning coffee helps awaken our brains, but new science suggests coffee may also “awaken” our bodies. A new study indicates moderate amounts of coffee may help the function of our small blood vessels. The study was led by…
Face Cream Lessens Embarrassment

We’ve all had that moment where we want nothing more than to bury our heads in the sand. This desire to hide our faces is a common experience when embarrassed. A study of Hong Kong students performed by researchers in…
Online Daters Prefer Asian Women

A recent look at trends in online dating reveals some startling numbers. Now two generations removed from the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s and ‘70s, it would seem we’re still struggling with ingrained divides between races. “Are You Interested”…
Dad’s Diet Can Cause Birth Defects

“Eating for two” is no longer a phrase which applies only to women. A groundbreaking new study shows that the quality of a father’s diet can directly impact the health of his offspring. The study took place at McGill University…
Hate Crimes More Likely to Target Islamic Women

A new study reveals hate crimes against Muslims are more likely to target women than men. Data pulled from a United Kingdom phone hotline for victims of Islamophobic crimes shows, excluding online threats, women are targeted 58 percent of the…
Late Bed Times Correlate to Lower Grades for Teens

Burning the midnight oil may work well for business professionals or lawyers, but a new study suggests it can be disastrous for students. High School students who stay up late see their test scores lag behind their more well-rested peers.…
The Hormone Oxytocin Makes Men Monogamous

Those couples wishing to re-spark their romance need only to look to modern chemistry. A recent study strongly suggests the pituitary hormone oxytocin drives feelings of monogamy in men. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of…
Common myths about inhalants

Inhalants refer to a broad range of chemicals, either household or industrial, that can be breathed into the mouth or nose in order to produce intoxication. This is in direct contrast to the product’s intended purpose. The inhalation at room…
Top Arguments Against Homeschooling

The subject of homeschooling has produced numerous impassioned debates among parents and educators. Many say it’s a means of providing their children a safe environment to learn and it’s the best way to educate children given the current state of…
Benefits of cod liver oil for skin

Cod liver oil is available as a nutritional supplement and is derived from the liver of the cod fish. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), vitamin A and vitamin D. Its initial use…
Best Arguments Against Civil Disobedience

The term civil disobedience refers to the practice of deliberately disrespecting and disobeying laws in order to advance a common cause or a moral principle, or to take drastic actions aimed at changing a particular political setting or a specific…
Arguments against death penalty

Every day, in around 40 countries all over the world, individuals are “legally” executed by the state as form of punishment for a wide variety of crimes. In the last three decades, the number of countries that decided to abolish…
Mid-Morning Coffee Packs More Punch

New science shows your morning coffee may be more effective depending on when you drink it. A study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine shows coffee hits us hardest in the mid-morning, between 9:30 and 11:30 am. The culprit here…
Gold Grows on Trees

Parents of the world be advised: money does in fact grow on trees. A scientific survey done by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Western Australia showed trace amounts of gold in the leaves of eucalyptus trees. The explanation…
Girls’ Breasts Growing Sooner

We say that children grow up too fast. New science suggests this axiom, sadly, is all too true. Researchers, led by Frank M. Biro, MD from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital recently completed a four-year study of puberty in girls. The study,…
Yellow Clothes are a Date Killer

Clothes may not make the man, but the color of clothes can make (or break) a relationship. A study delving into clothing color and perception between males and females suggests wearing certain colors can derail a first date before it…
Benefits of Tidal Power

Most of the world has already begun shifting their energy production from fossil fuels, like oil and natural gas, to renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and hydroelectric. Another type of energy source that is gaining popularity is tidal…
Others’ Misfortune Gives Us Physical Pleasure

There’s a phenomenon called “schadenfreude,” a German word meaning, “happiness at the misfortune of others.” It’s sung about in the Tony-winning musical, Avenue Q. New science indicates that brief thrill of laughter we feel when someone else falls isn’t just…
The Benefits of Group Learning

Discussion around the topic of group learning is of interest to many students and teachers. In a group learning situation, many learners are involved in a project together. The enthusiasts of this style of learning may be inclined to say…
Women More Likely to Steal Halloween Candy

It happens every year without fail: after the kids come in from Trick or Treating, parents teach a lesson in taxation by taking a chocolate or two. New survey data from the National Confectioners Association (NCA), expands on this anecdote…
Children of Teen Mothers Have Problems Speaking

New science gives yet another reason why society should steer its teens from pregnancy and childbirth. In addition to social strains put upon teen mothers and their children by forces such as family and schooling, a study from the Center…
Bullied Kids More Likely to End up Poor

Older generations grew up with the phrase, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Although we now know that false, a new scientific study sheds light on just how much damage words can do…
We’re Addicted to Our Phones

Smart phones as we now know them have only existed since 2007, but we’re already addicted. Data recently released by mobile app maker Locket shows the average smart phone user unlocks their phone 110 times a day. Assuming eight hours…
College Kills a Girl’s Self Esteem

College holds a near-mythic place in our consciousness. We think of it as the wonderful metamorphosis from child to adult; we enter as timid freshmen and graduate as learned, knowledgable and confident members of society. For girls, this unfortunately may…
Difference between Emo and Punk

On Mohawks and Black Eyeliner By Christopher Bates Introductions and Disclaimers The varying genres of music and its classification are one of those subjects that should be added to politics and religion as subjects that shouldn’t be brought up at…
Five Common Myths about Alcohol

When it comes to understanding issues concerning the use of alcohol in the human body there as much fact as there is fiction! It does not matter how the alcohol entered your body, alcohol is alcohol. Whether it came from…
What Alcohol Does to Your Body?

Alcoholic beverage drinking is a common practice around the world. In fact, every country has its own specialty drink that contains alcohol. The habit and traditions associated with drinking alcohol vary from one place to another. For example, in Munich,…

A recent study conducted by NYU Steinhardt and published in Educational Researcher has found that most middle and high school students have more favorable impressions of their black and Latino teachers than they do of white teachers. This finding has…
Difference Between Espresso and Coffee

Coffee and espresso are very similar-so similar, in fact, that even experienced consumers sometimes don’t know the ways in which the two are different. Preparation Both coffee an espresso are created by brewing from ground coffee, but that’s where the…
Difference Between Carbine and Rifle

A carbine and rifle are two types of firearms that can easily be mistaken for one another because their appearance is quite similar. In fact, the term carbine has historically been used to describe a shorter version of an existing…
Can You Get Pregnant During Menopause?

Menopause Menopause occurs because of a genetically pre-determined decline in the number of ovarian follicles. In the medical world, it is strictly defined as 12 months of lack of menstrual period. At birth, women have an estimated 1-2 million primary…
Difference Between Aluminum and Magnesium

Aluminum and magnesium are two elements that bear a strong resemblance to one another, mostly because one of the elements that forms aluminum is actually magnesium. Additionally, they are neighbors on the periodic table of elements indicating that they are…
The Difference Between Hip Hop and Rap

Quite often in American tradition, many terms are used interchangeably as meaning the same that in reality are not.  One such example is the use of Hip Hop culture being the same as Rap. The reality is that Hip Hop…
Lazy Enough for Government Work

Saying, “It’s good enough for government work,” is cultural shorthand for a lazy job poorly done. Though not always the case, it’s hard to argue against the axiom when the post office queue is moving slower than a glacier. To…