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According to a Gallup poll, 28 per cent of women admit to regularly consulting their horoscopes, compared with 23 per cent of men. A similar poll from 2009 found that women were twice as likely as men to consult a psychic. [More]

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Studies have linked red-meat consumption to various cancers, especially colorectal, breast, prostate, ovarian, and lung cancers. Scientists may now have the answer as to why. [More]

The Chemistry of Fireworks

By on December 29, 2014

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Ever wonder how are the colors of fireworks being produced? The infographic below details the compounds needed to produce a certain color. [More]

Why Are Poinsettia Leaves Red?

By on December 13, 2014

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Poinsettia is dubbed as The Christmas Flower because of its red-and-green leaves. So why red leaves form? [More]

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Recently, the world became obsessed with Kim Kardashian‘s nude photo. While some are finding the attention amusing, there could be a scientific reasons why people can’t stop talking about Kim’s curvaceous backside. [More]

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Scientists discovered that memories from when we were babies may have been erased by the rapidly-developing brain. [More]

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It has been thought or presumed that big feet means big… ahem. But according to some studies, there is a weak relationship between penile length and shoe size. [More]

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Researchers at Washington University have found little less chair time and standing up in meetings encourages greater collaboration creativity between workers and improves the flow of ideas. [More]

Why Books Smell So Good

By on June 12, 2014

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Ever wonder why smell of books is weirdly intoxicating? [More]

Playing Musical Instrument Can Sharpen Your Brain and Fights Depression and Dementia

Researchers in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at St Andrews University found that playing a musical instrument sharpens mind and could help protect against mental decline through age or illness. [More]

What the State of Your Desk Says About You

Is your desk prim and proper or chaotic? A new study scrutinized people’s behavior based on different working conditions. Here’s what psychologists think the state of your desk says about you. [More]

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Hotter climate begets more violence according to a new study. [More]

What Music Says About You

By on July 27, 2013

What Music Says About You

Do you prefer Beethoven or Bon Jovi? Are you at ease with new people or anxious in a crowd? [More]

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They are a common reaction to the cold but goosebumps could prove when someone is lying, a study suggests. [More]

The Big Bang Theory Series

Half of children want to have a career in science and engineering while only one in ten dreams of working in showbusiness, according to a survey. [More]

Angry Birds

Playing computer games like Angry Birds could make you smarter and improve your productivity at work according to scientists. [More]

horror movies

Why do we like watching horror movies? We get pleasure from unpleasurable emotions. Why? [More]

Why Are Mean People So Good Looking?

A new study conducted in Washington University explores why people with dark personality traits tend to be highly appealing to others. The study examines whether the attractiveness of mean individuals is due to inherent or superficial qualities. [More]

Peekaboo: Why Children Think They Are Invisible When They Cover Their Eyes

Scientists at the University of Cambridge found that children believe they become invisible if other people cannot see their eyes. [More]

Human-Immortality

Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov lays out an ambitious plan that will enable humans to live forever by the year 2045. [More]