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Bee model could be breakthrough for robot development - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have created a computer model of how bees avoid hitting walls – which could be a breakthrough in the …

A Study on Fats That Doesn’t Fit the Story Line

There was a lot of news this week about a study, published in the medical journal BMJ, that looked at how diet affects heart health. The results were unexpected because they challenged the conventional thinking on saturated fats.<p>And the data were very old, from the late 1960s and early 1970s.<p>This …

Saturated Fats

Butter and cheese are better than you think: Why the general wisdom on cholesterol could be wrong

Butter and cheese may have suffered a bad rep for decades partly because a group of scientists didn’t report all their data.A major cholesterol study …

Nutrition

Why Your Idea Of Success Might Be Making You Miserable

We may be squeamish around talk of building “moral character.” But ethical behaviors might make us happier than productive ones.<p>People desire excellence. We want to be healthier, well-liked, and successful. So we soak up articles instructing us how to get promoted, be more productive, and become …

Furniture That Can Charge Your Phone: 3 Product Lines to Watch

It's about time<p>With smartphones, wearable tech, and all things, well Internet of Things, infiltrating our lives, keeping all those devices charged will be a huge headache if we have continue dealing with a jumble of cables, adapters, outlets, and battery packs. It's no surprise then that the …

Social thinking in the infant brain revealed

An innovative collaboration between neuroscientists and developmental psychologists that investigated how infants' brains process other people's …

Tough Love

Think of the people you trust. Think of the people you count as true friends. Are these the same people? Can there be friendship without trust?<p>There …

If you want people to trust you, stick to commonsense morality | Julian Baggini

For most people morality is about how we should treat others, for the common good – so we are attracted to people of good heart rather than intellectuals<p>Who would you trust more, someone whose moral principles are absolute, black and white, or someone who carefully considers the rights and wrongs …

Teeth Marks in the Cheese, Or: Why I Love Being Single

There is so much I love about being single: the spontaneity of my day-to-day, the extra time to indulge people and projects that move me, and Colin …

This May Be The Smartest Bedside Table We Have Ever Seen

It can wirelessly charge your phone, simulate a sunrise, and even answer calls for you.<p>As houses become increasingly smarter, offering tech-savvy features from robotic mirrorsto mini indoor greenhouses, one relatively mundane yet crucial staple has generally been forgotten: the nightstand.<p>That is, …

Say Cheese

<b>ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) —</b> A European dairy cooperative is teaming up with a national milk marketing cooperative and local farmers to open a …

15 millennials give their honest thoughts on ghosting and being ghosted on

So you just started talking to this person you met online and things are going fine. You meet up for a date and its also…fine. You text the person …

Infidelity: A Moral Dilemma?

Gen. David Petraeus stepped down from his position as CIA director last week due to an extramarital affair with his biographer -- married author and West Point graduate Paula Broadwell. Ironically, in the book authored by Broadwell, "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," the former …

The Chemistry of Camembert Cheese

Compound Interest breaks down the chemistry of Camembert cheese in their latest explainer graphic.<p>The creaminess of camembert is bested by few other …

Food

Silver Medal at the World Champs!

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest held in Wisconsin, USA. <b>Our Vintage Windsor Blue achieved a</b> …

U.K. study finds uncertainty is more stressful than a bad result - Scope

When faced with a possibly unpleasant situation, many of us would rather receive bad news right away than grapple with the stress of uncertainty. Now …

The Kafka Effect

A few years ago, researchers at the University of British Columbia brought two groups of study participants into their lab and asked them to read a …

This Wooden Bottle Turns Ordinary Booze Into An Aged Spirit Overnight

We live for speed. But we're not just satisfied by going fast. We actually want to cheat the laws of physics by making time-intensive processes …

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

The A-to-Z Guide to Cheese—Plus Pungent Pairings

How to Build a Cheese Board<p>F + A + I = Rugged Terrain<p>Fontina + Adelegger + Idiazabal with pickled onions<p>Traditionally, mountain cheeses are produced in sturdy medium-to-large wheels, increasing the odds they’ll make it intact to lower elevation, where they’re sold in towns and cities. Here, three …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

Why Math Rocks

Everyone who has kids, or who remembers his/her childhood, will also remember the struggle to understand why math matters.<p>"Who cares about multiplication tables and fractions, triangles and algebra? Why do I need to know these things?"<p>The challenge with math is that if you don't look with the right …

Mathematics

You'll Never Think About The World's Population In The Same Way Thanks To This Map

There are currently 7.3 billion humans bumbling around and living their lives on Earth. That’s a crazy amount of people considering the world …

Geography

Quit your job, become a... cheese maker

Kristen Schnepp 47, founder of Gringa Dairy<p>Do you come from a cheesy background?<p>‘I don’t, it’s just something I always wanted to do. Before this I …

Studies linking alcohol to health benefits based on flawed science: research

The notion that moderate drinking can help you live a longer and healthier life is being challenged by new research released today.<p>A team of …

Researchers are brewing up medicines from beer hops

Untapped chemicals in bitter buds may treat inflammation, infections, cancer.<p>While beer connoisseurs have mixed and heated opinions about the trend …

BBC - Earth - You decide: What is the most beautiful equation?

We asked a group of mathematicians and physicists to tell us their favourite equations. Now you get to decide which is the best<p>There is a lot of beauty in mathematical equations. They represent some of the most profound rules that govern the Universe and everything in it.<p>Understanding the most …

Equations

The Actual Reason Why Swearing Feels so F***Ing Good

Mouthing off doesn't always end well. While ill-placed profanity may get you in trouble at home, school or in the workplace, using swear words can …

I Quit Cheese For Two Weeks To Break My Addiction

Cheese is my drug. Cheese is dairy, dairy dangerous.<p>Gearhardt went on to say some other things, including how liking a certain food is not even in the same ballpark as drug addiction, but it was too late. I wasn't listening to her "facts." I had already been sucked into the media's …