Wednesday: August 3, 2011
- New study suggests that Earth may have originally had two moons.
A tiny second moon may once have orbited Earth before catastrophically slamming into the other one, a titanic clash that could explain why the two sides of the surviving lunar satellite are so different from each other, a new study suggests. The second moon around Earth would have been about 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) wide and could have formed from the same collision between the planet and a Mars-sized object that scientists suspect helped create the moon we see in the sky today, astronomers said.
Monday: March 1, 2010
- New study shows that others just might know you better than you know yourself.
Similarly, if you think that you are warm and friendly, and your friends and family say even if you think along those lines, you don't come across that way, you might pay more attention to your behaviors.
Monday: February 22, 2010
- CNN would like to know just how scientific our superheros actually are.
This article seems like one giant lead-in to get you watch this YouTube video from the University of Minnesota regarding actual science of The Watchmen (of which I am not a big fan of) so click above and save yourself some time.
Monday: January 25, 2010
- Your brain just might be to blame for your bad video gaming skills.
The researchers recruited 39 healthy adults (10 men, 29 women) who had played fewer than three hours of video games each week during the previous two years. They then examined their brains with the aid of an MRI machine.
Monday: January 11, 2010
- Prolonged 3D sessions may be bad for your eyes. Who knew?
Experts say there are no studies tracking how common it is to get a headache after watching a 3D movie, but Rick Heineman, a spokesman for RealD, a provider of 3D equipment to theaters, said headaches and nausea were the chief reasons 3D technology never took off.
Wednesday: December 16, 2009
- Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.
Yes, we all still turn to the television as the ultimate source of diversion. A staggering eighty percent of the survey claim to watch more than ten hours of non-movie television a week.
Monday: December 14, 2009
- Scientists deduce the best method in which to remove a Band-ADo it fasid.
The results will shock you. Ok, no they actually won't shock you at all. Do it fast and you'll have less pain. Don't you feel better knowing that this is scientifically proven now? No? Yea, me neither.
Monday: November 9, 2009
- Want to know just how much power your brain needs in order to function?
In a nutshell, a robot with a processor as intelligent as the human brain would require at least ten megawatts to operate. By contrast, a dimly lit light bulb takes about just twenty watts and Doc Brown was able to send Marty back to the future via 1.21 gigawatts (1210 megawatts).
Monday: November 2, 2009
- New study accidentally finds out that dreaming may increase ability to learn.
They found that the more Doom-dreaming a player did, the more likely he or she was to improve on these measures – but only up to a point. Volunteers who dreamed most about Doom didn't see the biggest gains.
Thursday: October 29, 2009
- Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.
To their surprise, they found that those with the mutant gene did worse, consistently. The gene controls a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which affects memory.
Monday: October 26, 2009
- New study shows that clean smells can actually promote morale behavior.
The study titled 'The Smell of Virtue' was unusually simple and conclusive. Participants engaged in several tasks, the only difference being that some worked in unscented rooms, while others worked in rooms freshly spritzed with Windex.
Wednesday: October 14, 2009
- New study shows that chocolate and water can reduce heat pain response.
The context of ingesting was also important to whether eating or drinking blunted pain, the researchers found. When rats were made ill by a drug treatment, eating chocolate no longer delayed their response.
Thursday: October 8, 2009
- New study shows that Windows 7 doesn't boot up faster than Vista.
...a three-month-old machine can take up to a minute longer to boot, or 2 minutes and 34 seconds. Windows 7 did outperform Vista at the three-month and six-month marks but it generally 'trailed the older version significantly' in its boot-up tests.
Monday: October 5, 2009
- Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.
The automaker studied how large schools of fish can move without colliding. It says Eporo imitates three rules of fish movement: avoiding crashes, traveling side by side, and keeping close to other members of the school.
Wednesday: September 30, 2009
- New study suggests that gamers are more aggresive towards strangers.
After the Onslaught matches, Geary and Oxford found that testosterone levels of the winning team members spiked immediately after the tournament, particularly among players who had contributed most to their team's victory.