Mom was Wrong: Video Games Make you Smarter

It turns out your mother was wrong in saying video games rot your brain. New research from Queen Mary University and University College London gives weight to what kids around the world have been saying since Atari and Nintendo first…
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…
Knocking on Wood May Actually be Lucky

We see it all the time: a friend will say, “I always hit green lights driving to work,” while knocking on wood for luck. Knocking on wood is an old superstition thought to ward off bad juju brought by boastful…
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…
50 Percent Off is the Loneliest Number

We all know shopping, in the short term, makes us happier. There’s no need for science to jabber about elevated serotonin levels after winning a pair of Louis Vuitton pumps on eBay. When feeling down, shopping throws a blanket over…
Laugh for a Date

New research in brain science illuminates why Jim Carrey never seems to be without a date. Work by the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests women are hard-wired to be attracted to funny men. Comedians of the world, rejoice. The…
Top 10 richest people in the world

1.Bill Gates – $90 billion Gates is a Harvard graduate and one of the co-founders of Microsoft, which became the world’s largest computer software company. He has been on Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people since 1987, and has…
Mercury in the Mouth

Even as a child, we all learned that playing with the little bead of mercury in science class was not a good thing. It was cool to watch it bead around, but we were warned about it toxic dangers. Of…
Coffee: a Lifesaver

We all know coffee helps us through the morning. A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, though, shows us coffee helps us survive the rest of the day as well. Men and women who drink two cups…
Be Smart, Avoid Children

A study from the London School of Economics has found for every 15 IQ points above the statistical mean, a woman’s desire to bear children drops a whopping 25 percent. Seeing a little tyke sitting at the breakfast table and…
The Dawning Extinction of Macho Men?

There is a widening gap between men and women. It has nothing to do with pay scales or legal rights. A just-released British study, echoed by other scientific literature, shows men are less likely to see a doctor regarding health…
Top 10 horror movies of all time

The Exorcist (1973) This story about a 12-year-old girl who starts acting strangely is especially frightening because it is based loosely on actual events. Regan begins acting peculiarly by speaking in tongues and levitating which leads to her mother contacting…
Headaches May Contribute to Thyroid Conditions

Headaches a Risk Factor for Developing Hypothyroidism According to a recent study published by researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, individuals who suffer from migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or other headache disorders are at a greater…
Glucose-Sensing Contacts to Revolutionize Testing

Non-Invasive Glucose Testing on the Horizon Glucose testing for diabetes patients is currently a very invasive process that entails having blood drawn every single time. This makes the process uncomfortable for many. However, there may be an alternative based on…
Famous scientists who made a difference in the world

Nikola Tesla A Serbian American scientist and inventor, Tesla made contributions to the fields of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics and he was a well-regarded futurist. Initially working for Edison, he eventually set out on his own, developing laboratories and…
Top 10 Movies of 2015

What are the top 10 movies of 2015? Well, actually, that all depends on who you are listening to. In fact, one could pick just about any year and it will not be a definitive shortlist of 10 movies. We…
Famous Last Words

The list of famous last words of famous people can be easily found. Most of the time it is not that their last words were so profound; it is  their life that was profound! So it is in the profound…
Corporate Women Still Not Top Earners

For decades, it has been acknowledged that there is an unseen barrier preventing women from reaching the top positions in their careers. And while recent progress has shown that more women are entering the top 10% percent of top earners,…
Power Struggle, More Trouble

There are many types of power that we tap into in order to fulfill our everyday needs and responsibilities. Hydropower, solar power and wind power are just some of the sources that we employ to make it possible for us…
Heart Attacks More Likely in Winter

We always joke our families give us heart attacks during the holidays. Turns out it might be the cold weather stressing our hearts. The cold of winter will affect up to 50 percent of those already at risk for cardiac…
Concrete Resolutions Last through New Year’s

Contrary to popular belief, the key to a good New Year’s resolution is not tireless devotion. Kudos to those still hitting the gym in March; of the millions of resolutions made every January 1st, over 92 percent fail before February…
Rich People Have Better Sex

Those seeking better sex should toss their Viagra and try the stock market instead. A recent study from Spain indicates those with wealth report greater sexual satisfaction. In 2009, over 9,850 Spaniards participated in the first-ever national sex survey. Researchers…
Conservative Christianity Causes Divorce

Though conservative Christians bemoan the crumbling institution of marriage, scientific study suggests religious conservatism may actually lead to increased divorce rates. Those areas in the United States with a large population of hard-line Christians also see divorce rates above the…
Sex Makes You Smarter

Studies have shown how regular sex can fight depression, boost your immune system and increase overall happiness. Now science tells us that romping in the hay can boost your IQ as well. A team of scientists from South Korea and…
Science Suggests Sadness must be Learned

Even though babies are born crying, a new scientific study suggests outward displays of sadness must be learned later on in life. The data isn’t about laughing or crying, per se, but rather how we vocalize the emotions behind them…
Gang Members Struggle Within

Gangs have been linked to horrific crimes for a substantial amount of time and do not appear to be disassembling anytime soon. In fact, a report entitled, “The 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment” which was compiled by The National Gang…
James Bond even Drunker than you Thought

Filed in the “because we can” folder, the British Journal of Medicine published a study into the drinking habits of Bond…James Bond. The results of this study are predictably horrifying. Included in the BMJ’s light-hearted Christmas issue, the study found…
Atheist? Hopefully not your doctor.

Have you recently discussed the existence of God with your doctor? Today’s researchers would strongly recommend you to – given you are terminally ill. After a survey was conducted and responded by roughly 4,000 doctors, it appeared that doctors who…
Two peas cannot grow into one pod over time.

It makes a lot of logical sense that the more time you spend with someone, the more alike you become, right? Wrong. Researchers from MSU (Michigan State University) have studied married couples to see how much more alike they had…
Five myths you probably believe about India

  1.Traveling to India is unsafe. In recent years, there have been several very high profile instances in which rape occurred in India that has caused several Western countries to issue travel advisories or discourage attempts to visit India, especially…
Advantage and Disadvantages of Welfare System

Before one can discuss the advantages or the disadvantages of government welfare system it would be prudent and necessary to understand the purpose of having welfare in the first place. One could argue that before high technology service economies and…
The 5 Most Horrifying Bugs in the World

A quick search on the internet will show that there are some most horrifying insects that we share this planet with. A good share of articles, videos and pictures has been presented and are easily available with a good “google”…
Facts Everyone Needs to Know About Israel.

Where the real conflict lies. Israeli society is often misunderstood as a war of cultures; Arabs against Jews or Israelis against Palestinians. However, it is vital to know the finer details of a country’s unrest and in this case that…