JÓhanna Vigfúsdóttir

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The Law of Urination: mammals take 21 seconds to pee

Research sheds new light on the science of relief<p>Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a new golden rule: every mammal takes about 21 seconds to urinate. Patricia Yang and her co-authors dubbed it the "Law of Orientation" in a paper published this week, and they say it …

Facial Plastic Surgery Doesn't Make People More Attractive, Study Finds

This is the first time anybody has tried to quantify the beautifying effects of these procedures.<p>Do you get a refund if the product doesn't work as desired? A new study has found that those who get aesthetic facial plastic surgery, such as brow lifts and eyelid surgery, aren't rated as …

Why People Love Tipping Waiters

As an economic phenomenon, tipping is really weird. As a psychological phenomenon, it's something else entirely.<p>When the Linkery, a small San Diego restaurant, shuttered its doors this summer, it ended a fascinating social experiment. The Linkery had instituted a standard 18 percent service charge …

What Are The Most Lactose Intolerant Places In The World? [Infographic]

Whether you can digest milk comfortably after childhood is a genetic fluke. For many people, the ability to produce lactase--the enzyme that allows the body to break down lactase, the sugar in milk--disappears after childhood, when we no longer need to survive on our mother's milk.<p>Lactase …

Scare Tactics Don't Stop People From Using Drugs

Information about how terrible drugs and alcohol are for your health doesn't seem to be an effective deterrent, a new study says.<p>For years, anti-drug and anti-smoking ads have relied on scaring people about the potential health risks of substance abuse. These are smoker's lungs! This is your brain …

Have an orgasm instead of doing a crossword, it's better for your brain, says scientist

Orgasms could be better for our brains than doing a crossword or a Sudoku puzzle, an academic has claimed.<p>The sexual climax gives the whole brain a good workout, rather than just one area of it, Professor Barry Komisaruk said.<p>The sensation can, moreover, block pain and could therefore be used to …