Car Vibrations May Induce Drowsy Driving
Researchers in Australia have found that an automobile’s natural vibrations can make drivers sleepy, increasing the risk of what is called “drowsy driving.” A 2015 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found, in the United States alone, that drowsy driving was responsible for 72,000 police-reported crashes. From these accidents, 41,000 people were injured and more than […]
Want to Look Cool? Smile!
The Oxford Dictionary defines the slang word “cool” as fashionably attractive or impressive. Being called cool is considered a compliment since so many people are hoping to give such an impression. One area where people try their hardest to “look cool” is in their photographs. According to University of Arizona Professor Caleb Warren, for many […]
People Trust Audio/Video Material With High Sound Quality
When watching or listening to news or information reports, a new study published in Science Communication finds audio quality plays an important role in whether the listener will believe the speaker and trust the source of the material. The study authors are Eryn Newman from UCLA and the Australian National University and Norbert Schwarz from […]
Can Stress From Others Affect Your Brain?
Are you stressed out? If so, a new Canadian study hints that you may want to take care when you’re among others who are stressed too. The new study published in the journal, Nature Neuroscience, shows that stress conveyed to you by others may change your brain in the same way as your own stress does. […]
Study: Lies Spread Quicker and Farther Than Truth
Over the years the Internet and social media have proved themselves valuable resources for our daily lives. In tandem, the two have provided us with an invaluable means of communication, allowing us to gather and share a wide range of information. But the Internet along with social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, have also […]
Holding Hands May Help Ease Pain
The proverb “love heals all wounds” may have some new scientific support. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Israel’s University of Haifa say they have found evidence that when one romantic partner holds hands with a partner in pain, the couple’s breathing, heart rate, and brainwaves will synchronize and will help the afflicted […]
Eek! Spiders and Snakes; Interstellar Visitor; Sugar Boosts Cancer Growth
Why We Don’t Like Spiders and Snakes Two of the most common fears among people from around the world are arachnophobia, which is a fear of spiders and ophiophobia, the fear of snakes. Whether they live in rural communities or in the heart of a big city, most people generally get, at least, a little […]
60 Days in Bed For Science; Asteroid Belt Mystery Solved & Ice on Mercury?
Mystery Asteroid Belt Object Really a Binary Asteroid Back in 2011 a Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System or PanSTARRS survey detected an object in the asteroid belt displaying comet-like activity. So along with being labeled an asteroid, when it was discovered five years earlier, scientists also gave it a comet designation. After analyzing […]
#1 Cause of Death; More Sleep=Less Pain?; Look Younger – Don’t Smile
Cardiovascular Disease #1 Cause of World’s Deaths A new 25 year global study suggests cardiovascular diseases is now the cause of one third of all deaths throughout the world. The study reports that in 2015 nearly 18 million people worldwide died from this family of illnesses, which includes heart attack, congestive heart failure, coronary artery […]
Dark Matter Imaged; Shoe-String Theory; Metal in Mars Atmosphere
Dark Matter Filaments of Cosmic Web Imaged Two Canadian researchers say that they have constructed a composite image of dark matter filaments that make up what cosmologists call the cosmic web. Scientists have been finding evidence that our universe may be anything but random and that everything is actually organized and connected to each other […]