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- How The World's Largest Grid Helped Find The Higgs Boson
- How To Drink Without Messing Up Your Weight Loss
- What Science Really Tells Us About Brain Training Games
- Why Eating More Plants And Less Meat Is Good For Everyone
- Why Sunshine Is Good For You (Hint: It's More Than Vitamin D)
- The Unique Difficulties That Women Face With Weight Loss
Last year, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released a draft paper that suggested there was zero evidence that homeopathy — which improbably claims that massively diluted substances are an effective treatment for practically anything — had any scientific credibility whatsoever. The final paper is out, and it reaffirms that conclusion: Homeopathy is unproven, dangerous bollocks.
Over the last decade, an ever-growing number of brain-training programs claiming to enhance learning, memory and general well-being have been developed and marketed for use in the classroom. Unfortunately, despite many years of laboratory research and classroom scrutiny, the effect of these programs on real-world learning and health remains uncertain.
Even if you don’t fear fatty foods, you may have been reluctant to rely on them as fuel for exercise. A new review of scientific studies shows that a fat-heavy diet can work well for runners and cyclists, although it may take a few weeks for your body to adapt.
Meat contains some important nutrients, but it’s not essential for a healthy diet. Many people, especially men in Western countries are, on average, eating too much of it. Despite vested interests that wish to maintain this status quo, which prevails in most Western countries, there are very good reasons to curb your meat consumption.
Valentine’s Day may be long passed, but there’s always time to learn a little about what makes us all fall in love. This video from the folks at Life Noggin explains in beautiful detail, including the chemical processes that happen in our brains to the science of attraction and social interaction.