Eddie the Emu’s strange animal facts

Did you know that the Sea-Squirt is actually related to humans? Of course, we are ALL related to the original sea amoeba’s from millions of years ago, but this strange sea creature actually has a lot of human likeness. This is because it is born with a spinal chord and a spine with a brain…just … [Read the full story]

Women get overwhelmed by having an orgasm

The brain’s reward circuits and rational thought processes are overwhelmed with electrical activity when a woman reaches sexual climax. In the first film of what goes on inside a woman’s brain as she approaches and then experiences orgasm, researchers recorded how sexual arousal generates a cascade of events that, at its peak, involves 30 parts … [Read the full story]

Bad boy Joey Barton sacked from Rangers

Bad boy Joey Barton has been given a one match ban by the Scottish Football Associstion for betting. Barton placed 44 bets between July 1st and September 15th. He was charged with breaking the rules to gambling on soccer matches – his contract with Rangers was terminated last week. Barton will no doubt sign for a new … [Read the full story]

The image that can break your brain

Do not stare at the image below, that is unless you actually want to break your brain. That’s the warning from Tom Scott of Things You Might Not Know, who claims the two squares of opposing horizontal and vertical black, red and green lines can permanently rewire an individual’s brain. The McCollough effect, as it … [Read the full story]

Listening to new music is good for the brain

A new study has discovered that listening to new music is good for the brain. A team of Canadian scientists have used MRI scans to establish that areas of the reward centre of the brain become active when people hear a new song for the first time. A report published in the Science journal explains … [Read the full story]

Sheryl Crow’s mobile phone may have caused tumour

Sheryl Crow believes her brain tumour could have been caused by her mobile phone. The benign tumour, which was diagnosed late last year, is the size of her little finger and located between her skull and the lining of her brain, near where she holds a phone to her head. And Sheryl, 50, thinks it … [Read the full story]

Sniffing rosemary can boost your brain power

Yes it’s true…sniffing rosemary could boost your brain power, scientists have suggested. Tests show that cognitive performance improves when a compound in the herb’s oil – 1, 8-cineole – is absorbed into blood. Biochemists at the University of Northumbria now want to see how the ingredient might affect our brains. Rosemary has a long history … [Read the full story]

Is there a magic pill for when you’ve been dumped?

Pain killers could be used to dull the emotional pain of rejection in the future, scientists have claimed. Researchers have discovered that emotional and physical pain cause similar reactions in the brain and are so similar that some studies have shown that taking painkillers can actually dull emotional pain, the authors claim. Social rejection or … [Read the full story]

The 5 strangest weight-loss tricks

1. Sniff a banana, apple, or peppermint You might feel silly, but it works. When Dr Alan R. Hirsch of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago tried this with 3,000 volunteers, he found that the more frequently people sniffed, the less hungry they were and the more weight they lost – … [Read the full story]

Is Alzheimer’s contagious?

Alzheimer’s could in some cases be caused by an infection and the disease could even be contagious, scientists have claimed. This computer graphic compares an Alzheimer’s brain (left) with a healthy brain. It is shrunken due to the degeneration and death of nerve cells The damage to the brain caused by the neurological condition is … [Read the full story]

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