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Scientists Prove That Your Cat Probably Likes You A Lot

I love my cats and my cats love me and now science has finally validated our love.<p>Oregon State University published a study in <i>Behavioural Processes</i> …

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

The Best Finger Food Recipes For Super Bowl Sunday

Take the stress out of hosting.<p>The worst thing about hosting a party is all the dishes you have to clean at the end of the night. Lucky for all of us, there’s an easy solution: finger foods.<p>When no silverware is required, no dishes are, either. But that’s not even the best part about finger foods. …

9 Reasons You Should Eat Dark Chocolate Every Single Day

That nightly indulgence is actually good for you.<p>Those of us who love chocolate don’t really need an excuse to eat it every day ― having a bar stashed in the kitchen is reason enough. But if you’re one of those chocolate lovers who feels a little bad about your habit, we have great news for you: …

Study Finds Video Games Are Better At Relieving Stress Than Sex

Get playing.<p>Unwinding is all a matter of personal preference, whether you like to watch Netflix or something a little more X-rated. But a study from University College London suggests there's a more exact science to the effectiveness activities we use to relax.<p>Of the 251 men surveyed, a third of …

University College London

27 Comfort Foods That Are Actually Good For You

Healthy grilled cheese is a glorious thing.

Healthy Eating

Scientists have figured out how to make wounds heal without scars

Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, just about everyone has a scar they wish would just fade away.<p>And while there's not a whole lot that can be done for scars that are already there, researchers have figured out …

Experts predict human-robot marriage will be legal by 2050

In the face of AI exerts repeatedly predicting the rise of sex robots, it’s increasingly difficult to insist that such machines strictly belong to a far-off, dystopian future. But some robotics experts predict we’ll soon be doing far more than having sexual intercourse with machines. Instead, we’ll …

Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …

The Brain

Trail Cam Photos Reveal What Wild Animals Do When Humans Aren't Around

(Image Link)<p>Trail cameras are set up to give rangers and scientists a way to track animal movement in the area or spot a rare and reclusive species, …

Elusive 'ghost shark' captured on camera in the ocean depths

A bizarre and elusive creature has been captured in deep-ocean waters off the coast of central California for the first time.<p>The unusual fish is …

Scientists take on what was once thought impossible: reversing aging

Thinning and graying hair, wrinkles, arthritis, cataracts, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and maybe dementia. The list of age-related maladies is …

Face it: Beard trend is finally over according to grooming experts

People have long been predicting its demise but now, according to experts, the death of the beard is finally a reality.<p>Full-on facial fuzz was said …

Beards

The disturbingly accurate brain science that identifies potential criminals while they’re still toddlers

Scientists are able to use brain tests on three-year-olds to determine which children are more likely to grow up to become criminals. It sounds like <i>Minority Report</i> come to life: An uncomfortable idea presenting myriad ethical concerns. But, though unnerving, the research is nuanced and could …

All hail the rise of cat men, an antidote to toxic masculinity

An online movement of men is shrugging off the stereotype that 'cats are for girls' and flaunting their affinity for kitties, writes Hayley Gleeson. …

Here's one more surprising way that sex benefits your health

Sex is known to help with all sorts of things, from better sleep to improved moods – but what if we told you getting freaky also helped you <i>remember</i> …

Research

Scientists Discover Mutated Fish That Have Become 8,000 Times More Resistant to Toxic Waste

The future of fish.<p>Researchers have discovered that a fish living off the east coast of the US has evolved to be 8,000 times more resilient to toxic …

Biology

DNA clue to how humans evolved big brains

<b>Humans may in part owe their big brains to a DNA "typo" in their genetic code, research suggests.</b><p>The mutation was also present in our evolutionary "cousins" - the Neanderthals and Denisovans.<p>However, it is not found in humans' closest living relatives, the chimpanzees.<p>As early humans evolved, they …

Evolution

People Keep Mistaking Toilet Bowl Cleaner for Bath Bombs and It's Absolutely Hysterical

Whoops!<p>The internet has a long, ~colorful~ history of accidentally misusing Lush shower products. To make bath time even more difficult, Clorox toilet bowl cleaner tablets apparently look a lot like a bath bomb. The unfortunate resemblance is causing a <i>lot</i> of bathroom mishaps among unsuspecting …

Giraffes facing extinction after devastating decline, experts warn

Latest update to the red list of threatened species shows world’s tallest animal is on the brink, but some good news for Madagascan freshwater fish<p>The world’s tallest animal is at risk of extinction after suffering a devastating decline in numbers, with nearly 40% of giraffes lost in the last 30 …

The Science of Sweat

From nerves to exercise, this is sweat's cool factor.<p>Sweat gets a bad rap. We blame it for stink. We accuse it of staining clothes and ruining white tees, and we react in disgust when it appears. But this ill will toward perspiration is misguided. Truth is, we <i>need</i> sweat — we just also need the …

New Zealand Passport Robot Tells Asian Applicant to Open Eyes

Tech News<p>A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed.<p>Richard Lee's attempt to renew his passport was blocked after he submitted the picture to an online passport photo checker run by New …

New Zealand

Scientists turn nuclear waste into diamond batteries that’ll last for thousands of years

Nuclear energy is carbon free, which makes it an attractive and practical alternative to fossil fuels, as it doesn’t contribute to global warming. We …

This gun sprays stem cells on burn victims to regrow skin without scars

RenovaCare has developed a product that's turning science fiction into science fact.<p>The device is called the SkinGun and it is the result of a decade of regenerative research.<p>It shoots burn victims with their own stem cells, these cells then aid the skin to heal with no scars.<p>It needs further …

We Now Have Scientific Evidence For Why You Should Never Go to Bed Angry

Forgetfulness is bliss.<p>We're always told to 'never go to bed angry', but is this just a relationship cliché, or wise words to live by? According to …

Rash moves: Shaving your pubic hair increases risk of contracting STIs, research finds

The rise of the 'Spornosexual' - manscaping men whose intimate grooming is inspired by porn - may have a surprising dark side.<p>According to new …

Grooming

13 Ways to Switch Up Scrambled Eggs So You Never Get Tired of Them

You’ve heard it a million times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And when it comes to breakfast, eggs are king. There are so many …

20+ Soup Recipes to Help You Beat Weight Gain

Winter is the unofficial soup season, I think we can all agree to that. It's bitterly cold, gets dark out by 5 p.m., and typically nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch with a bowl of something warm and comforting, like soup.<p>Whether it's packed with an unforgivable amount of sodium or …

Slow Cookers

19 On-the-Go Vegan Breakfasts for When You’ve Hit Snooze Too Many Times

Vegan or not, everyone has their go-to vegan recipes when you’re eating healthy. But when you’re running late and have no time to make pancakes, you need to have plenty of grab-and-go vegan breakfast recipes in your arsenal. Whether you’re a donut fan or you prefer something savory like a breakfast …

Vegan