World’s Strangest

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Babies Start Learning Language Before Being Born

Little kids sure pick up languages fast – but what you probably don’t know is that even newborn are linguistic whizzes from learning the sounds of their mother tongue while in utero: Research led by [...]

Parrots Hate Electronic Music

A new study involved exposing parrots to different types of music to see what they enjoyed. They all bobbed their head in sync with folk and rock music and one seemed particularly fond of pop music, but they all had one thing in common as well -they all absolutely hated electronic music. Researchers noted that [...]

Will we see a future without war ?

A political science professor has conducted a study suggesting that conflicts will halve by 2050. Professor HÃ¥vard Hegre and colleagues at the Peace R…

Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors?

Have you ever watched a symphony orchestra being led by a conductor and thought, “Hey, anyone could do that -he’s just waving his arms to the beat of the music!”? I recall thinking that when I was very young. But now a study conducted by Yiannis Aloimonos of the University of Maryland and other researchers [...]

Identical Twins Not Genetically Identical

Photo: Dave Banks/Flickr – via Geeks Are Sexy You’d be forgiven to think that identical twins have the same DNA. After all, that’s part of the plot [...]

Did the Romans produce greenhouse gases ?

A new study has revealed that the production of greenhouse gases was not limited to the modern age. When we think of global warming we tend to think o…

Why Immigrant Children Do Better in School

Photo: Shutterstock A large study by Johns Hopkins University confirmed what many of us have known for a long time: children who immigrate the United States with their families tend to do better in [...]

Men and Women See the World Differently, and Not Just Figuratively

A new study of vision differences between genders suggests that, whether mena and women have a different worldview or not, they definitely see the world differently. Guys’ eyes are more sensitive to small details and moving objects, while women are more perceptive to color changes, according to a new vision study that suggests men and women actually [...]

The Mites That Crawl, Eat, and Have Sex on Your Face

Reading the linked post will make your face itch. You’ve been warned. Two species of the microscopic worm Demodex live on human skin and hair follicles. D.folliculorum and D.brevis, seen in the picture above, are very commonly found on faces. But it’s hard to say exactly how common they are. The first estimate came from a [...]

Did humans and Neanderthals interbreed ?

A new study casts doubt on the idea that our ancient ancestors would have interbred with Neanderthals. Research in to the Neanderthal genome revealed …