According to this infographic, 40% of our happiness is controlled by our thoughts, actions and behaviour, 50% is genetically determined, and 10% is determined by our circumstances. Bummer if you’re naturally unhappy! Cheer up.
It’s not hard to notice beards are trending. With stars like Brad Pitt and George Clooney strutting masculine and bushy beards on the red carpet, it’s clear to see beards are in vogue. But scientists believe we have hit “peak beard” levels.
Science is a like a bipolar person with ADD: one moment we’re contemplating the cosmos, and the next thing we’re growing vaginas in a lab. Are you ready? Four women have had lab-grown vaginas implanted by doctors in the US.
Chemicals make the world run… well the entire world is made up of chemicals. If you had to deconstruct everyday food into its chemical makeup, you would be left with an extremely long grocery list of organic compounds that will take longer to read than to eat said food product. Here are some infographics from the blog Compound Interest, which teach you some of the science behind everyday food.
We often take the ability to hear for granted. Watch the moment when a 40-year-old woman, who has been deaf since birth, was able to hear for the first time.
For years people have been trying to brainwash us, telling us butter is the devil. But rejoice – scientists and medical experts have questioned the thinking that saturated fats are inherently bad for us. No evidence was found to support the notion that saturated fats correlate to an increase risk of heart disease – butter’s back bitches.
Yesterday a major scientific discovery was announced which further bolsters the Big Bang Theory of the universe. Scientists found the first evidence for the primordial B-mode polarization of the cosmic microwave background which was detected by a telescope called BICEP2. This is direct evidence of cosmic inflation.
The countdown starts. An onlooker stands motionlessly next to a culinary tragedy. A chip has fallen onto the ground. His mind is racing; to eat or not to eat? Five seconds are almost up. A bead of sweat drips from his brow.
Tracking the ages of people who achieve a moment of epiphany in their work, a study has found that the moments of a genius breakthrough tend to happen in your mid to late 30′s. Check it out..
No polygraph needed. This five second subliminal test will have school yard chants of ‘Liar, liar pants on fire,’ echo from the water cooler today.
If you live in Iceland, feel free to stop reading this. If you don’t, go ahead and eat turkey banana sandwiches finished off with a glass of milk, have your AC set at 13,9°C, get married but have no kids, and go for a daily 20 minute walk a day outside.
The American Chemical Society have created a new series called ‘Reactions’, where they explain the science behind various lifhacks. Watch their first video in the series to see how salt improves the taste of your coffee.
Have a spare $330,000 lying around? In a couple of months you could be the proud owner of thousands of sports goggles, flexible shoes, headphones, a blender or colourful football and bike helmets – nearly anything you can think of made from polymers.
Never mind wife swap, this is body swap. Yes folks, there’s a device out there that lets you see, hear, and even feel what what it’s like in another person’s body.
A team of scientists and researchers have discovered a previously-unknown species of dead-leaf toad in the mountains of the Peruvian Andes.
A new world record has been set for the longest echo in a man-made structure. The sound in question was recorded in an underground fuel depot constructed in Scotland before World War Two.
Researchers have always suspected that sharks, like many other fish, return to their original birthplace to give birth themselves. Now they have hard evidence.
While Amazon was shooting its mouth off about drones that can deliver packages, Google was quietly acquiring several technology companies in a bid to create a new generation of robots.
All right, all right, so we’ve all heard about 3D printing. We’ve all heard the stories of how 3D printers can create pretty much anything with ease. But have you watched a video that summarises the implications and future applications of 3D printing? No? Here’s one that’s only three minutes long.
The beer-tapping phenomenon was a long-standing puzzle in beer science (isn’t that something you wish you’d studied…) until physicist Javier Rodriguez of Madrid University and his team decided to undertake the challenge of figuring it out. We get it Spain. Your problems are cooler than ours.
Could we ever truly live on Mars? The mind boggles at the thought of it – partially because so many questions remain unanswered. Will we be able to come back? Will we be able to breathe up there? It just seemed too implausible to truly happen. But doubt no longer, because we have confirmation from this here infographic that a Mars settlement mission is very much on the cards.
Just take a guess where scientists have found a whole array of new animal species. You’d be thinking somewhere isolated, somewhere big, somewhere uncharted… Yup, it’s Australia. The continent down under is home to some of the world’s most fascinating animals, and just a few days ago a few more were were added to the list.
Star Wars fans rejoice, you’re one step closer to becoming a Jedi Knight. Scientists at Harvard and MIT have discovered a way to bind protons together to form a new state of matter that behaves like Luke Skywalker’s weapon of choice, the lightsaber.
Do you want to lie in bed for 70 days and not have a worry in the world? NASA has the job for you. They are looking for candidates to help them further their research into space and all they need you to do is lie in bed. You can do anything you want, as long as you continue to lie down.
Check out these amazingly awesome science experiments on Vine! General Electric has been promoting #6secondscience on Vine, and the Vine world has responded with some incredible videos. Science is awesome.