Category: Science News

Does Thanksgiving Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?

If you took a nap on Thanksgiving, you can’t blame the turkey. Dr. Joan Blake with Boston University explains, Folklore has it that the tryptophan-rich turkey is the reason behind the prevalence of snoozers sprawled out in your living room after the leftovers are tucked away […] But if you look a little further into […]

Meet The Megaspider: Fangs So Powerful, It Can Bite Through Fingernails

Once again a terrifying insect from Australia is making international headlines. This time it’s a ‘megaspider’ that can bite through human fingernails. In early November, The Australian Reptile Park was conducting its weekly specimen collection from various cities in New South Whales when they acquired an unlabeled Tupperware container. Shockingly, it contained a venomous female […]

Incredible Cave Paintings 8 Miles-Long Revealed Deep in Amazon Forest

Tens of thousands of pristine cave paintings were found daubed across an eight-mile stretch of rock in a once-in-a-century discovery in ColombiaÕs Amazon rainforest. Hailed as the “Sistine Chapel of the Ancients,” it’s the kind of discovery that changes the world of archaeology. Believed to be 12,500 years old, the art is extremely detailed, and […]

Astronauts On The ISS Head To ‘Life Boats’ Amid Debris Storm

Astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station were forced to duck into their capsules for shelter Monday as a shower of space junk threatened to pelt them. The US Space Command said the station’s seven crew members were told to prepare in case they get hit by orbiting debris that is coming “uncomfortably” close over the […]

How Social Media Is Changing The Way People Get To Know One Another

Penn State researchers say social media opens up new ways for people to connect, and also forces our brains to adapt to a form of communication it was not designed for. For one thing, when most people meet someone new they often feel a need to “reduce uncertainty” about that person, which is usually done […]

Who Is More Emotional, Men or Women?

Despite the stereotypes, women are not more emotional than men, researchers say. University of Michigan researchers say feelings such as enthusiasm, nervousness, or strength are often interpreted differently between the two genders, but it’s what being “emotional” means to men vs. women that really makes the difference. For example, a man whose emotions fluctuate during […]

Earliest Prehistoric Art Discovered

Fossilized footprints, and more rarely, hand prints, can be found around the world; left as people went about their daily business, preserved by freak acts of geological preservation. In new research an international team have discovered ancient hand and footprints high on the Tibetan plateau made by children. The team argues that these traces represent […]

Pig Kidney Works Normally Inside A Human For 54 Hours

Surgeons at NYU Langone Health successfully managed to transplant a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human in September. The organ functioned normally, but the test was short-lived: the human patient was brain-dead, and the organ, which was kept outside her body, was monitored for just 54 hours. Dr. Robert Montgomery, who […]

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