When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation. Lesson by Nicole … Continue reading How sugar affects the brain
They make nearly half of the oxygen you breathe, and a little recognition would be nice. Continue reading A Thank You to Plankton
This skull was recently found in a cave in Northern Israel by a team of researchers from Tel Aviv University and other institutions. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/Getty Images) This discovery in a cave in Israel is unlocking human mysteries that have gone unsolved for thousands of years. The discovery of a small, ancient skull in a long-hidden cave is answering some big questions about the origin … Continue reading What’s so special about a 55,000-year-old skull?
Nikola Tesla was a genius inventor who created some ground breaking inventions. Tesla collaborated with many big names and companies in history. Because some of his ideas were considered far out there at the time, Tesla is often featured in science fiction television shows and movies. Tesla held 300 patents to his name when he died. The Tesla Coil Chances are that you have already seen … Continue reading Top 10 Nikola Tesla Inventions
NASA has been granted funds worth 200,000 USD for research on eight projects, one of which attempts to turn human poop into man made food. Such a project, distasteful as it sounds, has been undertaken to ensure a solution to keep astronauts fed during ultra long missions into deep space. Source: NASA “Technology drives exploration, and investments in these technologies and technologists is essential to ensure … Continue reading NASA Granted $200,000 For Research That Could Turn Poop Into Food!
A new study conducted by researchers from Stony Brook University suggests that your sleeping position may help change the risk of developing “dirty brain” diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases. According to scientists, sleeping on your side will enable your brain to “detox” better as sleeping on your side allows your brain to get rid of the chemical clutter. Thus, sleeping in a lateral … Continue reading Sleeping in a side position may reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease
If you hate needles, this new invention will make sure physicians don’t “miss” the next time they need to find a vein. image: http://www.sunnyskyz.com/uploads/2015/08/2gnma-vein-device-game-changer-lg.jpg YouTube The VeinViewer uses harmless, near-infrared light to show precisely where veins are located and take the guesswork out of the process. Designed by Memphis-based company Christie Medical Holdings, the device can find the veins and then project them onto the … Continue reading Device That Shows Where Patient’s Veins Are Located Could Be A Game-Changer
Nasa’s Curiosity Rover has captured images of a perfectly formed pyramid on Mars and conspiracy theorists reckon it’s proof of an alien civilization. The pyramid is thought to be about the size of a car, and most people believe it’s nothing more than a coincidental rock formation. However, the YouTube channel ParanormalCrucible goes further, insisting the “near perfect design and shape” means the pyramid is: … Continue reading Nasa’s Curiosity Rover spots PYRAMID on Mars – is it proof of an ancient civilisation?