Category: Science

Study: What Reading a Novel Does to Your Brain

The scientific world has good news for those who like nothing better than to curl up with a good novel. You already know that reading can delight, transport and intrigue you, but now you can add another benefit to this list: reading a novel actually enhances connectivity within the brain. Some benefits linger at least five days Researchers at Emory University knew some books make significant impressions on people and can change the way they think, so they sought to determine if these alterations Read more [...]

Life Found 800 Meters Down Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

Tiny rock-eating lifeforms have been discovered living half a mile beneath pack ice in Antarctica, raising the prospect that life could exist in similar extreme environments such as Mars An entire ecosystem has been discovered under the Antarctic, raising hopes that life could exist in extreme environments, such as other planets in the solar system. Researchers have discovered that tiny life-forms are thriving in a lake under half a mile of pack ice, even though the habitat has not Read more [...]

9 Reasons You Need To Be Giving and Receiving Hugs Everyday

Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It’s invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. It is all natural, organic, naturally sweet, no pesticides, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients and 100 percent wholesome. There are no batteries to wear out, no periodic check-ups, low energy consumption, high energy yield, inflation proof, nonfattening, no monthly payments, theft-proof, nontaxable, nonpolluting and, of course, fully Read more [...]

Lucid Dreaming and the 5 Stages of Sleep

Although we all do it, many people are unaware of exactly what sleep is, and the many stages of sleep that occur in the healthy cycle of sleep we experience of a night time. Let me tell you: the cycle of sleep is very interesting, and it is essential knowledge for anyone who wants to have lucid dreams. It is also a good foundation if you want to have a greater comprehension of the theories behind lucid dreaming. The typical person will experience five stages of sleep each night. It takes approximately Read more [...]

The Fourth Phase of Water – What You Don’t Know About Water, and Really Should

Water is clearly one of the most important factors for your health—especially when you consider that your body actually consists of over 99 percent water molecules! Dr. Gerald Pollack is one of the leading premier research scientists in the world when it comes to understanding the physics of water, and what it means to your health. Besides being a professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington, he’s also the founder and editor-in-chief of a scientific journal called Water, Read more [...]

Scientist Photographs The Soul Leaving The Body

The timing of astral disembodiment in which the spirit leaves the body has been captured by Russian scientist Konstantin Korotkov, who photographed a person at the moment of his death with a bioelectrographic camera.  The image taken using the gas discharge visualization method, an advanced technique of Kirlian photography shows in blue the life force of the person leaving the body gradually. An interesting aspect of  Electrophotonic Imaging (EPI) applications is the research into consciousness Read more [...]

Brain Imaging Studies with Psilocybin and MDMA

Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris is one of the first researchers in 40 years to be allowed to investigate the effects of psychedelic drugs. He used a FMI brain imager to study the resting state activation in the brains of volunteers who had taken a fairly small but very intense intravenous dose of psilocybin (found in magic mushrooms). What he found surprised everyone. He found that the drug caused large decreases in activity in various centres of coordination in the brain. This was exactly the opposite Read more [...]

Study Reveals Irises Reflect Personality

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 [...]

Study Shows Animals Laugh When you Tickle Them

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 [...]

Top 10 Cannabis Studies the Government Wished it Had Never Funded

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 [...]