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 […]Read more "Could a beer a day keep the doctor away?"
The Tweet: “In some instances, darkness moves faster than light.” It is possible for darkness to move faster than light. In this Friday long read we explain how this can happen and why something moving faster than the light barrier still fits with our understanding of the universe. But first, what is the speed of […]Read more "Can anything break light speed?"
The Tweet: “Deep and loud bass in music makes our brain feel powerful.” Scientists from the US uncovered how listening to music with a lot of bass makes you feel more powerful, and could improve your success at sports or in business. The researchers were curious about why so many sportsmen listen to music before […]Read more "Listening to bass has strange effects on our egos"
The Tweet: “Sand from the Sahara desert is blown by the wind all the way to the Amazon and fertilizes the rainforest by recharging its minerals.” Dust from one of the least hospitable locations on Earth provides life giving nutrients to the Amazon rainforest. Each year 40 million tons of dust is transported from the […]Read more "The world’s dustiest place keeps the Amazon alive"
The Tweet: “Research shows indoor tanning exposure is linked to more cases of cancer than smoking.” According to a meta analysis of data collected from 88 studies conducted in the US, Europe and Australia into the indoor tanning habits of young people, half of college students and one in five teens in general has indoor tanned. The […]Read more "Are tanning salons worse for you than smoking?"
The Tweet: “Scientists are considering whitening the clouds to combat global warming.” Researchers are revisiting a proposal to turn sea water into clouds in an attempt to combat climate change. Ships could be remotely controlled and wind powered, roaming the oceans casting sea salt particles into the air in a project called marine cloud brightening. […]Read more "Scientists hope whiter clouds will save the environment"
The Tweet: “Research suggests that children conceived during the second half of winter are more athletic, physically fit, and stronger than their peers.” Children born in the first few months of a sporting season are more likely to make it as professional sportsmen because they will be taller and stronger than their peers. This is the […]Read more "Is there any truth to winter babies being more athletic?"