To stay hidden from predators, patterns on the wings of a South American butterfly go completely transparent. This was used by the engineers who have mimicked these patterns in an eye implant for people with glaucoma.
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If you are one of those who find it difficult to start exercising, the results from a recent study may encourage you. The perk of the intense exercise actually lies in runner’s high—a feeling of relaxed euphoria after an intense workout—and is the reason you should see exercising from a whole other perspective.
It may be time to get rid of the desk chair: A new study links memory problems in older adults and middle-age people with sitting too much every day.
Marrying your cousin will not be the end of the family three, still scientists warn not to turn it into tradition.
We are most probably getting the tattoo work quite wrong and way simpler than it is. A new research suggests that our bodies might have an intriguing way of accepting and handling this decorations on out skin—and the findings could help in improving the process of removing them.
Ever wandered the taste of your name? Synesthesia is a rare neurological condition which causes individuals to feel the taste of names when pronounced or to hear colors due to senses entwine.
There is almost not a chance that you haven’t been told that something great will happen as long as you believe it is possible--the advantage of positive thinking. But what about the people who see the glass half empty? Is being pessimistic a bad thing? The latest research suggests that some pessimism may be beneficial.
The chemicals that this famous chain of fast food restaurants use in order to reduce oil splatter in fried potatoes seem to be the secret anti-baldness solution.
Good timing is critical for many activities. Neuroscientists are using several models to explain how the brain achieves its control over timing. According to the most prominent one, there is a centralized clock, somewhere in the brain that keeps time for the entire brain.
Over the years, myths and misinformation have gained big popularity, particularly by being promoted as "healthy" habits, but were never actually backed up by science. At best, these habits are just waste of time and money. At worst, they could actually harm your body.
Ten-month-old babies are able to determine the value of a goal by observing how hard someone is working on achieving it.
An implant that is able to zap the brain with electricity has proven to improve people’s scores on memory tests. It may be used in helping with dementia, or even boost the memory.
Can contemporary science solve Darwin’s puzzle of kindness and explain is it worth being kind?
It is established practice that the sex of a blood donor is considered irrelevant when transfusing blood, but a recent study is throwing new concerns, which suggest that blood transfusions delivered form previously pregnant women to men, increase their risk of dying in the years after the transfusion.
A hallucinogenic component, found in magic mushrooms, known as Psilocybin may help in restoring the activity of the brain that is involved in depression.