Archive for the 'Science' Category

The Truth on Whether ‘Opposites Attract’

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Do opposites really attract? A new study finds that when it comes to personality, people seek partners with their same qualities — but claim to want someone who is different. The study, recently published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, asked 760 members of an online dating site to answer questionnaires regarding their personality traits, as [...]

Penis Myths Debunked

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

When it comes to penises, length matters more to men than to women, according to a new study that reviews more than 60 years of research and debunks numerous sex myths. About 90 percent of women actually prefer a wide penis to a long one, according to two studies included in the review. Eighty-five percent [...]

Old People Store Bad Memories Differently

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Older adults use different parts of their brain than younger people to store memories of the bad times, a finding that may have to do with the resilience of seniors. It is no surprise that older people tend to have more difficulty trying to remember an array of events, but neuroscientists from Duke University Medical [...]

Bionic Humans: Top 10 Technologies

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Scientists are getting closer to creating a bionic human, or at least a $6 million one. Today, we can replicate or restore more organs and various sundry body parts than ever before. From giving sight to the blind to creating a tongue more accurate than any human taste bud, gentlemen, we have the technology. 1. [...]

Micropenis Enlarged with New Surgical Technique

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

A urologist in the UK will report this week on partial success with a procedure to create an average-sized penis for nine dramatically undersized men. The condition is known as micropenis and is thought to affect 0.6 percent of men. Instead of achieving the average length of about 5 inches (12.5 centimeters), a micropenis is [...]

Chocolate Helps Heart Stay Healthy

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

A small square of dark chocolate daily protects the heart from inflammation and subsequent heart disease, a new study of Italians suggests. Milk chocolate might not do the job. However, this guilty pleasure has a limit. Specifically, only 6.7 grams of chocolate per day (or 0.23 ounces) represents the ideal amount, according to results from [...]

The Most Powerful Modern Women Leaders

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Some represented monumental firsts and some lost their lives for it, but all of these “Iron Ladies” showed that women can indeed run a country, even decades at a time. __________________________ 1. Queen Elizabeth II Queen of the British Commonwealth for 56 years and counting, no female head of state even comes close to Elizabeth’s [...]

10 Species You Can Kiss Goodbye

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Think the polar bear has it bad? Here are 10 critters who are even worse off than our favorite threatened Arctic resident. Listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List as critically endangered, meaning they face an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future, these animals may not live [...]

The Top 10 Mad Scientists

Friday, August 8th, 2008

 From mildly eccentric to downright wacky, these 10 hyper-intelligent characters didn’t just march to a different beat, they each played their own tune altogether, all while changing how we look at the world. 1. Albert Einstein He’s certainly got the mad scientist hair thing down. One of the last century’s most celebrated scientists, Albert Einstein [...]

115-year-old’s brain worked perfectly

Friday, June 13th, 2008

A Dutch woman who was the oldest person in the world when she died at age 115 in 2005 appeared sharp right up to the end, joking that pickled herring was the secret to her longevity.Scientists say that Henrikje van Andel-Schipper’s mind was probably as good as it seemed: a post-mortem analysis of her brain [...]