It’s the time of year when things ice up and it can be a struggle to get down a sidewalk without breaking a hip. But most of us manage to do it. Scientists have recently discovered that this minor miracle is the result of a cluster of nerves in our spinal cord that serve as a “mini brain,” aiding in balance.
Did you know your DNA is about five percent virus?
A human being knows that the image in the mirror is she. That’s why we spend so much time staring into them. Great apes have a similar capacity for narcissism. Monkeys, however, don’t make the connection between the monkey in the mirror and themselves.
You can feel when your body is wet. It’s a very distinct sensation. Maybe you just got finished doing an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and you’re wet right now. I’m not judging, I’m just saying you know.
Does consuming violent media inspire real-world aggression and violence? A new study hints that there probably isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on whether your brain is already wired for aggression.
Have you seen the fire challenge? It’s a YouTube and social media challenge where people light parts of their body on fire for Internet fame and fortune. That’s a picture of it above, taken from one of the more infamous videos. It’s okay if you don’t believe me, no one in their right mind would set themselves on fire just to make a video, right?
How vividly do your remember your childhood? For me there are snatches, here and there, but a lot of those early experiences are gone.