The Beauty You See May Be Complex Mathematics
Tuesday, September 10 2019 | Consciousness
Ordinary people see beauty in complex mathematical arguments in the same way they can appreciate a beautiful landscape painting or a piano sonata -- and you don't need to be a mathematician to get it, a new study by Yale University and the University of Bath has revealed.
Is Your Skin-Care Product Turning Your Skin Into Swiss Cheese
Thursday, August 29 2019 | Lifestyle
Moisturizers and other products may be doing as much harm as good, especially for people with sensitive skin, according to 45 years of research on the subject, which started with complaints from his patients.
The 3 Ingredients For A Long Life
Tuesday, August 13 2019 | Antioxidants
Consuming flavonoid-rich items such as apples and tea--two ingredients mixed with a third being moderation protects against cancer and heart disease according to new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU).
Why Do Children Born To Older Parents Have Fewer Behavior Problems
Thursday, August 1 2019 | ChildHealth
Researchers found that children of older parents tend to have fewer externalizing behavior problems than children of younger parents. They also found that parents' age was unrelated to children's internalizing behaviors.
Nutrition Science Is Broken And Eggs Show Why
Wednesday, July 24 2019 | JunkScience
Starting in the late 1970s and early 1980s, eggs began to be disparaged as a dangerous source of artery-clogging cholesterol, a perceived culprit behind exceptionally high rates of heart attack and stroke. In the past few years, the egg has been redeemed again and touted as an excellent source of protein, unique antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, and a vitamin and mineral profile unmatched by most foods.
Parental Memory Is Inherited Across Generations
Saturday, July 13 2019 | Lifestyle
Are our personalities and behaviors shaped more by our genes or our circumstances? While this age-old "nature vs. nurture" question continues to confound us and fuel debates, a growing body of evidence from research conducted over recent decades suggests that parental environment can have a profound impact on future generations.
Working With Your Hands Does Wonders for Your Brain
Thursday, June 27 2019 | Lifestyle
Using our hands may actually be key to maintaining a healthy mood, and the lack of this type of activity may contribute to feelings of irritability, apathy, and depression.
How You Feel Determines Who Can Influence You
Thursday, June 20 2019 | Consciousness
In a new study, Stanford psychologists examined why some people respond differently to an upsetting situation and learned that people's motivations play an important role in how they react.
Growing Up With Animals Dramatically Reduces Asthma and Allergies
Wednesday, June 19 2019 | Allergies
A child's risk of developing asthma is the smaller the more the microbiota of the child's home resembles that of a farm house. This was shown by a study conducted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) that analysed indoor microbiota from 400 Finnish and 1,000 German homes.
Where We Carry Our Fat Linked To Cancer Risk
Wednesday, June 12 2019 | Cancer
In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive form of cancer.
We Understand The Minds of Others Because Our Cells Do
Tuesday, June 4 2019 | MentalHealth
Psychologists and philosophers have long suggested that simulation is the mechanism whereby humans understand the minds of others. However, the neural basis of this complex process had not been identified until a group of researchers identified a type of neuron that had not previously been described that actively and spontaneously learns from decision-making by other individuals and simulates their mental processes.