Weightlessness Can Cause Body Temperature to Rise
Watching astronauts float in the weightlessness of space may look like a lot of fun, but scientists have found that such an environment can also have negative physical and psychological effects on humans. Scientists from Germany’s Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin say they have found another health aspect of weightlessness – it can produce a higher body temperature. […]
Facebook Likes Reveal Personality Traits
A new Anglo-American study has provided evidence that the ‘digital footprints’ you leave behind on your visits to social media websites such as Facebook can reveal more about your personality than your family or best friends. Researchers at California’s Stanford University and the UK’s University of Cambridge constructed a computer model that mined the Facebook […]
Can Power of the Mind Control Chronic Pain?
Utah researchers say they’ve developed a technique that allows patients to use the power of their minds to help treat chronic pain. One in five people worldwide suffers from daily chronic pain, according to a 2004 report. A 2011 paper from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) showed that one in three U.S. adults is affected […]
Facebook ‘Unfriending’ Triggers Real-life Consequences
Facebook users who decide to unfriend someone may trigger a series of real-life consequences which reach beyond cyberspace, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Denver. Based on 582 survey responses gathered via Twitter, the study found that 40 percent of people would avoid anyone who unfriended them on Facebook in real […]