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 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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
Patients Wary of Older Doctors

There’s an adage that says with age comes wisdom. Common sense would suggest we’d rather have an older doctor, with a lifetime of experience, care for our illness. New research indicates the opposite is true. A study published in BMJ…
Marriage Helps Cure Cancer

Married couples often vow “in sickness and in health” to one another. New science from the Dana-Farber Cancer institute suggests this vow can indeed help keep married couples healthy. Researchers led by Ayal Aizer culled data from over 700,000 patients…
Smaller Animals can Slow Down Time

We now have a better idea why children constantly chirp, “Are we there yet?” It may have less to do with patience and more to do with their perception of time. A study by researchers at Ireland’s Trinity College Dublin…
Hormonal Women More Likely to Cheat

Apparently, there is a fine line between “sexy” and “too sexy,” and it has everything to do with a woman’s hormones. A new study, led by Dr Kristina Durante and Prof Norm Li at the University of Texas shows that…
Go Eat a Baby

It turns when your corpulent Aunt Gertrude said, “I’m going to eat your toes,” she was only half-joking. New science out of Dresden, Germany, shows that, when presented with the smell of newborn children, women feel an urge very similar…
Women Work to Cheat

There’s a classic joke about a boy with magical powers who wishes his father dead. After suffering regret all day at school, he arrives home to a weeping mother. Fearing the worst, the boy asks his mother what’s happened. Face…
Come to Jesus…and Find Depression?

Religion is meant to uplift world-weary souls. In the past, this perception of religion as emotional protector extended beyond sacred texts and into consulting rooms. Select psychiatrists reported evidence that religious rigor helped insulate their patients from the dark emotions…
The Anti-Alzheimer’s Game

The popular picture of video gamers doesn’t often include white hair and walkers. Recent literature suggests, however, that senior populations can benefit most from the gamer lifestyle. We’re not talking cheese puffs and energy drinks, but rather cognitive improvement engendered…
Passwords: ‘To_Be’ or ‘N0tToB3.’

Had Hamlet lived in the 21st Century, he’d probably stare at his login screen and opine, ‘To_Be’ or ‘N0tToB3.’ The internet simplifies many tedious tasks, such as renewing a driver’s license or filing taxes. The downside, however, is that all…