Melissa Marie Lewins

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Insulin by Pill?

But besides the obvious downsides of pain and hassle, the shots can cause weight gain and episodes of too-low blood sugar, says study author Sanyog Jain, M.Pharm., Ph.D.<p>Oral insulin could sidestep some of these stresses and potentially reduce side effects by more successfully mimicking the body’s …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Coffee

Analyzing Baby Cries For Signs Of Serious Disease

The earliest signs of certain ailments or development problems can be heard in the exact tone and cadence of newborn’s wail. Soon there could be an app for new parents and hospitals to get a hint of what’s the trouble.<p>When babies have certain health or development problems, they cry differently …

Rhode Island

How same-sex marriage causes floods

UKIP councillor David Silvester recently caused controversy when he said the recent serious floods in the UK were the direct result of the legalisation of gay marriage, resulting in his suspension from the party. It is easy to assume that his comments are the result or prejudice, bigotry, idiocy, …

7 Of The Most Frighteningly Bizarre Ocean Creatures On The Planet

We think of the water as a maritime wilderness. Little do we realize that beneath the surface are the most bizarre ocean creatures on Earth.<p>Source: …

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10 Weird Things We've Sent to Space

Space is a strange place made stranger by our need to rocket the weird and unusual beyond our atmosphere<p>Space is a strange place made stranger by our need to rocket the weird and unusual beyond our atmosphere

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.<p>To …

20 Amazing Chemical Reaction GIFs

Blood meets hydrogen peroxide<p>Source: Iitmne<p>Sodium acetate crystallization<p>Source: Imgur<p>Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction<p>Source: GIF Trunk<p>Water bridge …

fMRI scan indicating increased brain activity associated with happiness after a 20-minute walk vs. 20 minutes sitting. Go outside! 

fMRI scan indicating increased brain activity associated with happiness after a 20-minute walk vs. 20 minutes sitting. Go outside!

Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …