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Do apes experience a midlife crisis ?

According to new research humans aren’t the only species to experience apprehensions about midlife. While it is well known that midlife can bring abou…

How Old is Old? When You Stop Shopping

How old is old? According to a study by Michelle Barnhart of Oregon State University, whether someone is "old" depends not on age, but on ability to do things, like shopping, for example: New research [...]

The Ministry of Silly Walks Clock

This is definitely good enough for a Research Fellowship on the Anglo-French silly walk! Susanne Lindberg of Indubitably Jetsam tumblr blog created this Ministry of Silly Walks clock featuring John Cleese of Monty Python. [...]

Watching horror films can burn calories

New research suggests that you can burn anywhere up to 200 calories watching a horror movie. As Halloween approaches many people are settling down in …

Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain

Who wants to listen to complaints? Sometimes you have no choice, but when you spent time listening to people complaining, you tend to develop a negative attitude. Author Trevor Blake cites some research in his book Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life. Even worse, being exposed to too much complaining can [...]

Vampire ‘Squid from Hell’ revealed

Scientists have revealed new details about a truly bizarre creature based on 30 years of research. The vampiric ‘Squid from Hell’ is a strange combina…

Do men and women believe different things ?

New research has indicated that belief in various paranormal topics differs between men and women. While both genders tend to believe in paranormal to…

Moondoggle: The Forgotten Opposition to the Apollo Program

The Apollo lunar landings are, arguably, the greatest achievements in American history. Six times we landed men on the moon and brought them back to Earth. And then, in 1972, we…stopped. We just stopped sending people on this amazing journey. Why? The answer may lay in part with a fact that has escaped widespread attention. Prior [...]

Are hyenas as bright as primates ?

New research has suggested that hyenas are actually a lot more intelligent that was previously believed. Depicted in Disney’s “The Lion King” as dimwi…

Watching TV Reruns May Actually Be Good For You

Photo: Shutterstock Who says that watching TV is bad for you? Kids, listen up – According to a new study, watching your favorite TV reruns may actually be good for you: A new paper that [...]