I was already aware that animals see (and hear) the world very differently than humans do due to their different physical sensory equipment (see for example the article Animal colour through animal eyes). But I never realized that the perception of time could vary so much. From BBC News Online:
Ladies, if you are looking for good father/husband material, go for small-balled men. At least if you believe the study described in this article from BBC:
9 September 2013
A link between the size of a father’s testicles and how active he is in bringing up his children has been suggested by scientists.
Our own brains are screwing us. Damn.
From Time Magazine, Aug. 19, 2013:
Despite the fact that more people now acknowledge that climate change represents a significant threat to human well-being, this has yet to translate into any meaningful action. Psychologists may have an answer as to why this is
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It seems the government and the food industry is screwing the consumer by not fully disclosing what is (and what is not) inside foods. Whole grains are healthy — but food labelled whole grain may not actually be whole grain. My take: stay away from processed foods if you can.
From Scientific American, July 25, 2013:
Often synonymous with good health, whole grains may lack heart-healthy fiber—in fact, some processed forms increase cardiovascular risks
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By Kyle Hill | June 5, 2013
Underlines how our memories can be false even when they don’t feel that way. From Discovery Magazine‘s website:
Some tips on how to become more charismatic. From an article in Canadian Business:
Turns out that sparkle of persuasiveness and charm can be learned. Here’s how.
Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman explore competitiveness in ‘Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing.’
University of Amsterdam scientists investigated how obstacles affect thought process. Conclusion: making things difficult had people see a “bigger picture”. From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2012:
The brain likes a challenge—and putting a few obstacles in its way may well boost its creativity. Ian Leslie takes a hard line…