Receipts aren’t cancerous despite the claims

The Tweet: “Receipts from restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores all contain high amounts of cancer inducing BPA.” The evidence supporting claims that BPA contamination in food, packaging and in some cases receipts poses a health risk to humans is ambiguous and in many cases misleading. Trying to find consistent research on the topic is […]

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Enjoying school is in your genes

The Tweet: “Genetic factors explain approximately 40% of whether a child will like school or not, according to a study.” The biggest factor in whether a child will enjoy and be motivated at school is in their genes. Data collected from a number of studies were found to support this claim. A team led by […]

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Why being able to unboil eggs is more important than it sounds

The Tweet: “Scientists have figured out a way to unboil an egg.” The metaphor for how some things in life are irreversible has been irreversibly disproven by scientists who have unboiled an egg. It used to be thought that the chemical reactions involved with the proteins in eggs whites during cooking could not be undone, […]

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Why do brunettes find it harder to quit?

The Tweet: “Brunettes are more susceptible to nicotine addiction.” Dark haired smokers are more likely to become addicted to nicotine, according toresearch from Penn State University. The scientists noticed a relationship between melanin and levels of nicotine dependence. Melanin is the pigment found in hair and skin that is responsible for giving brunettes their dark […]

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Chimpanzees dress to impress

The Tweet: “Chimpanzees can develop their own fashion trends.” It seems our closest relatives in the animal kingdom share even more with us than we might believe. We don’t just have complex emotional behaviours and tools in common, now chimpanzees have been observed to use grass as a body decoration. According to research published in Animal Cognition by Edwin […]

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We should all eat like the citizens of Chad

The Tweet: “According to research, the citizens of Chad have the world’s healthiest diet, while the population of Armenia has the worst.” If you live in Sub-Saharan Africa you’re likely to have one of the healthiest diets in the world. Chad, Sierra Leone and Mali make up the top 3 countries for healthy eating according to […]

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Could a beer a day keep the doctor away?

The Tweet: “One study estimates that a bottle of beer consumed every day reduces the risk of kidney stones by 40%.” Wouldn’t it be brilliant if something that you enjoy and are repeatedly told is bad for you actually had a health benefit? In the case of beer, some researchers say this exactly what it […]

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