science

The Paleo Diet Is Not Based On Science

We still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat? It’s a largely impossible dream based on a set of fallacies about our ancestors.


Five Diet Tips That Could Save Your Life After A Heart Attack

Every ten minutes in Australia someone has a heart attack. For 17% this will be fatal; the rest get a second chance. If you have had a close call, these five food tips will help get your health back on track.


This Chart Shows The 'Superfoods' Backed With Some Scientific Evidence

If you’re doing some research on popular “superfoods” and you’re wondering which ones may have some credibility, this interactive chart shows which ones have the most scientific evidence to back them up based on studies and research.


The Science Behind Making The Perfect Jelly Shot

Jelly shots have become a tasty staple for parties all over. To get the perfect balance of flavour and texture, it all comes down to a strong binding gelatin and using the right booze.


How Climate Change Is Making Your Hay Fever Worse

It’s now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia. Although the cause of this suffering is invisible to us, it is actually all around us — plant pollen floating in the air.


What Scientists Can Learn From Pseudoscience

Scientists should study pseudoscience – see what the pseudoscientists are up to and perhaps (for a laugh) try a few pseudostudies themselves.


Taking Notes May Actually Make You Much More Forgetful

Many of us have been told that writing things down can help us learn more effectively, but learning and remembering aren’t always the same thing. Your notes can actually act like a crutch, and when they’re gone, you might find you don’t remember anything at all.


Swallow Pills More Easily With The 'Pop-Bottle' And 'Lean-Forward' Methods

If you’re one of the many people that have a hard time swallowing pills, these two techniques can make things a lot easier for you.


The 10 Stuff-Ups We All Make When Interpreting Research

Have you ever tried to interpret some new research to work out what the study means in the grand scheme of things? Well maybe you’re smart and didn’t make any mistakes — but more likely you’re like most humans and accidentally made one of these 10 stuff ups.


There's More To Sleep Cycles Than Being A Morning Or Night Person

It has long been thought that most people fall into one of two categories when it comes to sleep: morning people and night people. However, the British Psychological Society points to a small bit of research that suggests there might be more to it than that.