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Why do we Yawn?

We all do it, that involuntary universal gesture of fatigue in which your mouth slowly opens and you give a…

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Why do we kiss?

“Did you kiss her?” “Is he a good kisser?” “You may now kiss the bride.”   Am I the only…

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Why do we hate the sound of our own voices?

  We should all know what our voices sound like,…

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Sleeping “Cleans” The Brain

  I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of theories about why we sleep, such as energy conservation, tissue restoration, or…

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Why do we get pruney fingers when we are wet?

  This is a question that is surprisingly far from…

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The Finger Length Party Trick

  Align your four fingers. Now compare your ring and index fingers. Are they about the same length? If so,…

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Why do we cry when we chop onions?

  In the immortal words of Donkey, “ogres are like onions… they make you cry.” But unlike Shrek, who might…

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Learning While Asleep

  In news that will make many procrastinators and diligent students alike happy - scientists are reporting that there is…

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Statistical correlations, roosters and placebo pills

  Engaging in the cause-effect analysis is something we cannot…

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Sleep paralysis – what you need to know

Imagine the following scenario: You wake up in the middle of the night. As you become more awake you notice…

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Ketones Bind to Your DNA!

  Ketones, biomolecules made by the liver when a person is fasting, on a ketogenic diet, or taking ketone supplements,…

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One Man’s Poop is Another Man’s Dope

  Scientists at Harvard Medical School just discovered that marathon runners’ poop can make mice run further! Or, more accurately,…

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