Peter Neville

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Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

On Evolution, A Widening Political Gap, Pew Says

The divide between Republicans and Democrats on their views of the scientific theory of evolution is widening, according to a new poll released by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project.<p>The overall percentage of Americans who say "humans and other living things evolved over time" (60 percent) versus …

Jan. 4, 2014: 'Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity' Allowing People to Float is an Old Hoax

A rumor from the News-Hound.net blog is claiming there’s a “zero-G day” at 9:47 a.m. on January 4, 2014, that will decrease gravity allowing people …

Cholesterol linked to brain changes that cause Alzheimer's disease

Reducing the amount of bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol you eat may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests<p>High levels of unhealthy cholesterol may contribute towards one of the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease developing in the brain.<p>Researchers have …

Dementia

Happy New Year: an illogical, unreasonable statement

On New Year’s Eve, the phrase “Happy New Year” is said thousands of times. But a close scientific examination of the wording reveals that it makes no logical sense and should be replaced by something else<p>In the run up to Christmas, there’s invariably some pointless debate about whether there’s a …

See brightest star Sirius at midnight on New Year’s Eve

Dog Star Sirius reaches its highest point in the sky around midnight every New Year. For this reason, it might also be called the New Year’s …

Astronomy

Nothing Focuses The Mind Like The Ultimate Deadline: Death

<i>Ticktock.</i> <i>Ticktock.</i> <i>Ticktock.</i><p>The seconds left in 2013 are slipping away. And you know what else is slipping away? The seconds left in your life.<p>Luckily for you, there's a new product called Tikker, a wristwatch that counts down your life, so you can watch on a large, dot-matrix display as the seconds …