A team of researchers at Orebro University in Sweden have revealed that patterns in the iris of the eyes may correlate to personality traits.
The scientists looked at specific lines and pits in the eyes of 428 people and compared the physical traits with personality characteristics.
Everyone's eyes are unique in lines, dots and color. However, through the study the scientists have determined that certain common patterns in the iris indicate whether a person is warm and trusting or neurotic Read more [...]
Pesticide residues were found in the vast majority of 300 French wines tested, say researchers.
A study of more than 300 French wines has found that only 10% of those tested were clean of any traces of chemicals used during vine treatments.
Pascal Chatonnet and the EXCELL laboratory in Bordeaux tested wines from the 2009 and 2010 vintages of Bordeaux, the Rhone, and the wider Aquitaine region, including appellations such as Madiran and Gaillac.
Wines were tested for 50 different molecules Read more [...]
Here are the results as reported by Farmer Michael Schmidt:
To understand the results of our raw milk experiment it is important to tolerate the so called scientific demands. That means in order to get accepted and being taken seriously by the scientific establishment you need to have 100 or 200 or 300 or may be even 1000 calves to make a scientific valid point .However the simple fact that the so called experts have not yet entered into a joint research project as proposed by me already in Read more [...]
Thought it was just humans that are ticklish? Think again - scientists are studying how animals respond to being tickled in a bid to shed light on how laughter evolved.
Tickling a gorilla is not for the faint-hearted. But keeper Phil Ridges is not worried at getting into the enclosure with Emmie at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent.
The gorilla, now 19, was hand-reared, and Phil has been her keeper for most of her life.
He says she has a tendency to be "a little bit frosty", but Read more [...]
Sitting in front of the television may be a relaxing way to pass an evening, but spending too much time in front of the tube may take years off your life.
That’s what Australian researchers found when they generated life-expectancy tables for people based on mortality information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics as well as participants’ survey responses about how much TV they had watched in the past week.
The TV-viewing data from more than 11,000 participants older than 25 years Read more [...]
To examine the effect of how different dosages of egg protein powder affected protein synthesis rates; researchers had young healthy men who had previous resistance training experience perform intense resistance exercise and consume a egg protein drink that contained either 5, 10, 20, or 40 grams of egg protein.
Interestingly, they found that increasing protein intake stimulated protein synthesis in a dose dependent manner up to 20 g of dietary protein, after which there was no further increase Read more [...]
In 1995, a group of NASA scientists tested the effects of various drugs on a common garden spider’s ability to build webs. Specifically, they got the spiders high on caffeine, marijuana, benzedrine (speed), and chloral hydrate (a common date rape drug) and then analyzed their webs to figure out which drug did the most damage.
To the surprise of Dr. Noever, caffeine did the most damage of all the substances tested. The spider dosed with it proved incapable of creating even a single organized Read more [...]
Chemotherapy can damage healthy cells? Say it isn’t so? You don’t need a degree to figure this one out. Poison kills indiscriminately– always has and always will. While damaging healthy cells, chemotherapy also triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumor growth and resistance to further treatment. Researchers in the United States made the “completely unexpected” finding they claimed while seeking to explain why cancer cells are so resilient inside the human body when they are Read more [...]
10) MARIJUANA USE HAS NO EFFECT ON MORTALITY: A massive study of California HMO members funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found marijuana use caused no significant increase in mortality. Tobacco use was associated with increased risk of death.
Sidney, S et al. Marijuana Use and Mortality. American Journal of Public Health.
Vol. 87 No. 4, April 1997. p. 585-590. Sept. 2002.
9) HEAVY MARIJUANA USE AS A YOUNG ADULT WON’T RUIN YOUR LIFE: Veterans Affairs scientists looked Read more [...]
Each year, hundreds of thousands of couples go into counseling in an effort to save their troubled relationships.
But does marital therapy work? Not nearly as well as it should, researchers say. Two years after ending counseling, studies find, 25 percent of couples are worse off than they were when they started, and after four years, up to 38 percent are divorced.
Many of the counseling strategies used today, such as teaching people to listen and communicated better and to behave in more Read more [...]
More evidence has emerged showing the complete failure of modern vaccines to provide any real protection against disease. A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reveals that an astounding 97 percent of children affected by a mumps outbreak that swept the Northeast back in 2009 had already been vaccinated for the condition in accordance with recommended government guidelines.
According to the study, 3,502 children of primarily Orthodox Jewish upbringing developed Read more [...]
A study has found College-age soccer players may show some degree of brain-tissue shrinkage - adding to evidence that the sport carries a risk of long-term brain injury.
Using high-resolution MRI brain scans, researchers found evidence of reduced gray matter in the brains of 10 male college soccer players, compared with 10 young men who had never played the sport.
Gray matter refers to the brain tissue that controls thinking and memory. The significance of the relatively smaller gray matter Read more [...]