Always Feeling Hungry? Scientists Say You Might Be Simply Thirsty

You probably already know that water is important, but did you may that it may be the missing link to weight loss? Yep. It turns out that most people can’t tell the difference between hunger and thirst anymore. In fact, according to research, most of us may be reaching for a snack when we should be reaching for a glass of H20. Think you drink plenty of water? Then it may surprise you to know that an estimated 75% of Americans[1] are chronically dehydrated and don’t even know it! Something…

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Scientists Explain How The Time You Spend With Your Parents Can Affect Their Longevity

Loneliness has become an epidemic. Some researchers even claim that it is deadlier than obesity[1]. Studies show that lonely people have a 50% higher mortality rate than non-lonely people whereas obese people have an 18% higher mortality rate than non-obese people. Loneliness is a common source of distress, suffering, and impaired quality of life in older persons and is especially detrimental as you age. A study[2] done by the University of Chicago found that loneliness can significantly affect blood pressure, weaken the immune system and lead to a greater risk of depression, heart attack, and strokes.…

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If You Think Your Brain Works Like A Computer, Scientists Prove You Wrong

Try to recall what a one dollar bill looks like in your mind. If you can, draw one out on a piece of paper. Maybe it’ll look a bit like this:[1] Not bad, but there are details missing. Your mind recalled key information but, crucially, your brain didn’t retrieve an exact blueprint of what a dollar in cash looks like. This, according to Robert Epstein, a well-known senior research psychologist, shows why the singularity is not possible. It is why we will never download a human mind to a computer,…

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How scientists in Iceland turned harmful greenhouse gases into rocks.

<br> For a modern-day climate scientist, this rock could be magical. A basalt core with carbonate crystals growing inside. Photo from Annette K. Mortensen/University of Southampton. Humans release at least 35 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, which can be tough on the environment. But what if, alchemy-like, we could take all that carbon dioxide and turn it into rock? At Iceland’s Hellisheidi power plant, that’s what they’ve been trying to do. Photo from Árni Sæberg/University of Southampton. Hellisheidi is a geothermal plant, which means it…

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How scientists in Iceland turned harmful greenhouse gases into rocks.

<br> For a modern-day climate scientist, this rock could be magical. A basalt core with carbonate crystals growing inside. Photo from Annette K. Mortensen/University of Southampton. Humans release at least 35 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, which can be tough on the environment. But what if, alchemy-like, we could take all that carbon dioxide and turn it into rock? At Iceland’s Hellisheidi power plant, that’s what they’ve been trying to do. Photo from Árni Sæberg/University of Southampton. Hellisheidi is a geothermal plant, which means it…

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