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The Science Behind Why You Feel Sick When You Try To Read In The Car

Some people get carsick when they try to read on the road, other people do it blissfully, but if you’re one of those folks who just can’t get through a page without feeling nauseous, there’s finally a good reason for it. Essentially, your brain thinks it’s being poisoned. Here’s why.


Explained: The Science Of Smashing Bricks Without Breaking Your Hand

Few things in life inspire the sort of jaw-dropping amazement as witnessing someone smash bricks with his bare hands for the first time. I’d always wondered how the person’s hands weren’t shattered along with the bricks, and now a physics professor explains why in this video.


What To Do If You Start Choking When You're Alone

If, like Liz Lemon, you’re afraid of choking when you’re home alone, knowing this procedure might give you some peace of mind — and maybe save your life.


Watching TV With Your Significant Other Might Improve Your Relationship

Binge-watching a TV show with your sweetheart might not sound like the most exciting or romantic activity, but if your social circles don’t overlap very much, it could be the secret to a long-lasting relationship.


Five Foods You Should Always Avoid At The Supermarket

Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping trolley. Known as discretionary foods, all five are high in either added sugars, saturated fat or salt. Discretionary foods provide kilojoules but not many nutrients. Here’s an overview of what to avoid.


Motivate Yourself By Switching 'I Will' To 'Will I?'

The process of developing a positive new habit is filled with “I will” statements. I will get up earlier. I will go for a run. I will eat more vegetables. But a little self-interrogation might be more motivational.


How Effective Are Nootropics And 'Smart' Drugs?

Imagine a pill you can take to speed up your thought processes, boost your memory and make you more productive. If it sounds like the ultimate life hack, you’re not alone. There are pills that promise that out there, but whether they work is complicated. Here are the most popular cognitive enhancers available, and what science actually says about them.


Everything You Wanted To Know About Huntsman Spiders (But Were Afraid To Ask)

You’re driving along and you open the sun visor. You’re cleaning at home and bump a painting hanging on the wall. Suddenly, out runs a huge, hairy spider. Australia’s huntsman spiders are the stuff of myths and nightmares. But these are also the most interesting of their family, and deserve their place in the pantheon of Australian wildlife.


The Differences Between Wasps And Bees, And How To Identify Their Nests

Wasps and bees have a lot in common, but there are plenty of ways to tell the difference between them. If you’re not sure what’s causing that constant buzzing out in your yard, these tips will help you find out.


Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

In this week’s Thinking Cap, we get to the bottom of why cats love to curl up in boxes or other small spaces, show off a vending machine that dispenses books and look at some podcasts to close your week.


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