• Sciencetech

    Have scientists found the brain's generosity spot? Empathetic people have more activity in a key brain area

    Scientists claim to have zeroed in on the brain region responsible for generosity.They found a small region known as the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex in the centre of the brain - known to play a role in depression - lights up when people are empathetic.The findingscould provide new insight into people with psychopathy and pathological antisocial behaviour. Researchers claim to have uncovered a brain region responsible for generosity, called the sgACC (highlighted green). They believe the findings could provide new insight into people with psychopathy and pathological antisocial behaviourBy scanning the brains of people as they carried out tasks, researchers ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    What makes YOU do your chores? People are more likely to do housework when they feel happier

    The average human lifetime lasts 600,000 hours, and how you spend each of these hours has a huge bearing on your happiness.But new researchshows that when we are happy, we deliberately seek out activities like doing household chores, working and queuing to dampen our spirits.The US researchers said that while it may seem odd that we seem to try to sabotage our happiness, it may be nature's way of ensuring we get mundane tasks done. Research shows when we are happy, we deliberately seek out activities that dampen our spirits, like the housework, working and queuing at the post office.While ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Chemtrails are NOT real: Researchers say 'secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program' is actually just normal condensation

    They are believed by many to be a sign of asecret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program used to change everything from the environment to human health.However, scientists have finally poured cold water on the conspiracy theorists - and claim chemtrails are just normal condensation.'Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program, commonly referred to as 'chemtrails' or 'covert geoengineering,'' concludes a new study from Carnegie Science, University of California Irvine, and the nonprofit organization Near Zero. They are believed by many to be a secret, large-scale spraying used to change everything ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Get filling your tank! Electric charging locations are set to outnumber petrol stations by 2020

    There are 115 new electric cars registered in the UK every day, but 31.7 million cars on Britain's roads.Yet a new report has predicted that within the next four years the number of electric charging points around the country could outnumber petrol stations.The claim has been made in a new report from Nissan which predicts that by 2020 there will be 7,900 public charging locations in the UK. With more and more drivers choosing electric cars, electricity could become the dominant form of propulsion for all new cars sold in the UK by 2027, according to Go Ultra Low ARE ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Scientists support Caster Semanya and claim banning her for high testosterone levels would be an 'arbitrary' decision

    Caster Semanya has sparked major controversy it Rio.Tipped for 800m gold, she has no ovaries, nearly as much testosterone as a man and has sparked a huge ethical debate over whether she should be allowed to compete as a woman.Now, a leading expert has claimed she should - and says she has no more of advantage than the social, biological and genetic advantages of some other competitors.Scroll down for videos In 2014, the International Association of Athletic Federations banned Dutee Chande (pictured) from competition on the grounds that her body naturally produced too much testosterone, a condition called hyperandrogenism. However, ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Can a three wheeled motorcycle beat Tesla? Bizarre $7,000 Elio 'autocycle' goes on sale

    It might look like a bizarre toy car with stablisers, but the Elio could soon be taking over roads across the US.The three-wheeled $7,000 vehicle seats two passengers and goes 0 to 60 mph in 9.6 seconds.It is the same length as a Honda Fit, but half the weight at 1,250lbs (570kg), allowing it to do 84 miles to the gallon.Scroll down for videos The Elio, a three-wheeled prototype vehicle rolls in traffic in Royal Oak, Mich. Autocycles have three wheels 'typically, two in the back and one in the front. They also have steering wheels, foot pedals and are ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Is this the answer to clean drinking water? New filter can rapidly kill bacteria using light from the SUN

    An estimated 663 million people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water, yet finding an efficient way to disinfect the vital liquid has proved difficult.However, researchers have designed a new device which could solve this issue, using a resource readily available in most climates.The disinfection device is powered by the sun, and can rapidly kill bacteria to deliver safe drinking water. Worldwide, 663 million people lack access to safe drinking water, yet finding an efficient way to disinfect water has proved difficult.However, the new device could solve this devastating issue using a resource readily available in most climates - the ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Black holes are not completely black: Quantum effect of Hawking radiation is observed for the first time

    A black hole is often thought of as something so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape.Although their name suggests otherwise, black holes are not completely black instead they emit incredibly weak particles as a kind of quantum radiation.Now this quantum effect, known as Hawking radiation, has been seen in the laboratory for the first time. A black hole is often thought of as something so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape. Although their name suggests otherwise, black holes are not completely black instead they emit incredibly weak particles as a kind of quantum radiation WHAT IS ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Temporary tattoos can let you control gadgets: Gold leaf transfers could be used as trackpads, to transmit data or evensense changes in mood

    From a furtive Chinese character inked on a shoulder to a full arm sleeve, tattoos have enjoyed a revival in popularity in recent years.But soon they could do more than simply decorate the skin.Researchers have created temporary tattoos that can are sensitive to touch and can be used to control electronic devices like smartphones. Using gold and silver leaf transfers, a team has created temporary transfer tattoo which can be used as trackpads or to transmit information to a smartphone (pictured)Working in collaboration with Microsoft Research, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys (MIT) Media Lab produced the temporary tattoos, ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Look away if you're squeamish! Mouse has a botfly the size of its head squeezed out of it by biologists, but amazingly survives unharmed

    A gruesome new video has emerged on Twitter which shows the moment biologists removed a botfly larvae from the rear end of a mouse.The little rodent was found in Virginia with a 'huge, protruding swelling in its crotch'.When biologist Erica Peyton, who found the mouse, squeezed the swelling for around 30 seconds, a larvae almost as big as the rodent's own head emerged. Once the botfly is removed, the mouse appears to be fine, although a follow-up tweet said: 'Fun fact, in the extended version of the video, the mouse is presented with the botfly and it nibbles on it ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Who did this 'rare' brooch belong to? Roman jewellery is found near a site linked to King Arthur

    A copper brooch that could be up to 2,000-years-old has been discovered close to a site linked to the legendary King Arthur.The piece of jewellery is thought to date back to the Romano-British period while the country was under Roman rule.Some reports have even suggested it could have even belonged to King Arthur's wife Guinevere, but archaeologists say it is unlikely to have belonged to the queen. A copper brooch has been discovered in Cornwall close to a site linked to the legendary King Arthur.But an archaeologist working with the brooch has told MailOnline the jewellery is not rare, and ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Could your next cocktail be made by an ORANG-UTAN? Clever apes are able to predict delicious taste combinations

    The best bartenders are able to whip up delicious cocktails that balance perfect combinations of flavours.But it seems that humans are not the only species able to predict which flavours will pair well.New research has shown that orang-utans can also predict whether a juice mix will taste nice, based on its memories of how the ingredients taste. A 21 year old Sumatra orang-utan called Naong (pictured) was tested, as well as ten people aged between 20 and 35 for their ability to forecast how a juice cocktail would taste based on past experience of the ingredientsThe research comes from Lund ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Has a 'second Earth' been found around our nearest star? Planet orbiting the sun's stellar neighbour could have oceans of liquid water

    Of all the 100 billion stars in our universe, the one closest to us might just be one that supports alien life, if reports of a new discovery are to be believed.A newly-spotted planet in our galactic neighbourhood might have the right conditions for life, according to reports.Scientists spotted the planet, which is believed to be 'Earth-like', orbiting the star Proxima Centauri, the nearest stellar neighbour to our sun. Scientists are preparing to unveil a new planet in our galactic neighbourhood which is 'believed to be Earth-like' and orbits its star at a distance that could favour life. The exoplanet ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Cheaters beware! Pokmon Go will now BAN anyone found to be using unfair shortcuts to get ahead

    From strapping phones to ceiling fans to fake distance covered, to hiring chauffeurs to drive them around, gamers are finding nifty new ways to get ahead in Pokmon Go.But those caught cheating could soon find themselves unable to play the addictive game at all, according to the app's developer Niantic.Anyone found violating the app's terms of service will now be permanently banned from Pokmon Go. Lazy users have found that attaching their smartphones with the game still running to a moving surface, like a record player or ceiling fan, has the same effect as walking THE LANGUAGE OF POKEMON GO ...

    9029
  • Sciencetech

    Drug could add years to your dogs life: Canine trial raises hopes of an anti-ageing treatment that could one-day help humans

    Early results from an anti-ageing trial for dogs in the US have shown scientists may be able to boost canine longevity, extending dogs lives by years.The drug treatment has already been trialled in mice where it extended the rodents lifespan by as much as 25 per cent.Researchers at the University of Washington said dogs are showing a similar response, with hopes it could extend their lifespans by as much as four years. An anti-ageing study in dogs has found animals taking a drug treatment had improved heart health and could live longer. The trials involves 24 middle-aged dogs Labradors and ...

    9029

Celebrity News

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

SUBSCRIBE

quotes

Everyone went outside to smoke cloves and bitch about having to stay after for the State.

Jon Stewart on events following Charles — January 19, 1999