A lot of people have some pretty big misconceptions about space and Earth. To be fair, very few of us have ever been, there’s a lot more to study before anybody really knows what’s actually going on up there, and movies tend to give us the complete wrong idea. Here are some of the most common myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies regarding outer space and Earth that should be thrown into a black hole.
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We’ve all experienced the effects of color, whether we’ve realized it or not. And it is no coincidence that most restaurant logos use the same two colors or that hospitals are usually staffed by nurses wearing baby blue scrubs. Most psychologists agree that color affects the way we perceive certain situations. While some researchers agree that our brain innately connects colors with feelings, others believe that the feelings we associate with each color are learned reactions and associations from previous life experiences. However, most psychologists believe that our brain interprets color for a reason and that, therefore, each color must affect us in a different way. Here are ten colors and how each one affects your brain.
Emerging technologies will almost certainly revolutionize the future of forensic science, making the capture and conviction of criminals increasingly likely. These technologies can help investigators in missing persons cases, cold cases, sexual assault cases, and murder cases. Although potential dangers related to personal privacy have caused controversy about the use of these innovations, it seems clear that these ten cutting-edge innovations in the future of forensic science also promise enormous benefits to authorities, victims, victims’ families, and society in general.
Although Chinese medicine, holistic therapies, and ritualistic shamanism are often viewed as pseudoscience, they are actually ancient practices that have been around for thousands of years. And due to raised interest worldwide, scientists are now running countless research trials to try and discover if there is any truth in these several common ancient practices. In fact, in recent years, advancements in technology (such as brain imaging) has allowed modern science to validate a number of teachings and beliefs rooted in ancient wisdom that, up until now, had been trusted but unproven empirically. Here are 10 ancient practices that have been confirmed by modern science research.
It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep, with a myriad of distractions keeping us from getting enough shut-eye. We’re supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep, but many Americans don’t hit that target every night. Sleep can provide incredible health benefits, like helping us lose weight, improving our memories, and even making us happier. So when you’re lying in bed with one of these nine common sleep problems, here’s what the science says you should do.
Have you ever wondered what your body says about your health or what your body says about your personality? You have probably heard that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but in fact, hidden clues about who you really are can be found all over your body. From symptoms of various diseases to your chances of getting divorced, you will be surprised to find out what your body shape says about you or what your face says about you. If you want to find out what your body says about you, check out today’s post with these 25 fascinating things your body says about you and who you are.
In humans very brief time on this planet, science has managed to make some truly fascinating discoveries and achieve many things that were long deemed impossible. In the last two centuries alone, great scientific minds have been responsible for creating electricity, discovering DNA and putting man on the moon. Despite the scientific milestones we have made, a far more complex subject continues to baffle and bewilder the world’s greatest minds – humans. In fact, many of our everyday behavioral traits and bodily functions are still a mystery to scientists. From why we laugh and dream, to why we express ourselves artistically, here are 15 common human behaviors that science still has yet to fully explain.
Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There are plenty of cases in which human beings peak well into middle and old age. Many of the points mark the middle of an age range that scientists have identified, which means they are all determined by averages. Some are also surveys, not controlled trials, so there is a possibility the self-reports don’t capture the most accurate picture. But for whatever reason, the same range of age numbers keep cropping up, indicating that life isn’t the ill-perceived downhill slide from youth that many think it to be. Here’s what you have to look forward to in every phase of life, according to science.
The human body is a marvel of evolution that amazes scientists on a consistent basis. And why wouldn’t it? Though in many ways we are similar to other life-forms on our planet, the human is a unique animal with traits and capabilities unrivaled in the animal kingdom. Our bodies’ unique and sometimes bizarre physiology is a testament to this. From being the only animal with the ability to cry emotionally to possessing superhuman strength (enough to even lift cars), these are 25 amazing facts about the human body you may not be aware of.
Contrary to what many people think, science by definition doesn’t prove anything. In fact, the job of a scientist is to disprove the work of former scientists. This is how science as a whole progresses. By figuring out what doesn’t work, we can figure out what does. At any rate, there are some things that we just haven’t figured out yet. We may have a vague idea of what is going on, but the jury is still out. These are 20 things that scientists are surprisingly still unsure about
Violent natural disasters have devastated humanity over the centuries, but because some of them struck long ago, scientists have been unable to estimate a death count. However, the 10 deadliest natural disasters for which historians can provide accurate death tolls for have killed an estimated total of 10 million people. Here are the 10 deadliest natural disasters, from fewest casualties to most, starting with an earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people in Syria.
What’s the science behind the weird behaviors of cats and dogs? Live Science looked into several mysteries, including why dogs eat poop and why cats stretch so much, to explain the possible evolutionary and biological reasons for each. Let’s take a leap into the wild brains of your adorable, and often baffling, four-legged housemates.