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Children Must Engage in Active Play for Optimal Brain Function

Children Must Engage in Active Play for Optimal Brain Function

Children must engage in active play for optimal brain function. Physical activity sharpens the mind. Extra homework may not help children advance in school nearly as much as daily active play. Children who run around for 70 minutes a day exhibit increased cognitive skills including focus and multitasking. A new study shows the brain-body connection […]

Kim Jong-un’s Cheese Addiction Caused Recent Mysterious Absence?

Kim Jong-un’s Cheese Addiction Caused Recent Mysterious Absence?

Kim Jong-un’s cheese addiction caused his recent mysterious absence. Living in the West had its drawbacks for the authoritarian dictator of North Korea. He supposedly developed an addiction to Emmental cheese while attending school in Switzerland. That is the firm, yellowish cheese with the holes. Agreeably delicious, but could Swiss cheese really be laying the […]

Obama Uses Executive Power to Protect the World’s Oceans

Obama Uses Executive Power to Protect the World’s Oceans

Obama used his executive power to expand a national marine monument and protect the world’s oceans. On Thursday, September 25, President Obama added 87,000 sq. miles to the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument making it the largest network of protected ocean areas in the world. The marine reserve now encompasses 490, 000 sq. miles, […]

STEM Is Not Just for Boys as Three Girls Win Google Science Fair

STEM Is Not Just for Boys as Three Girls Win Google Science Fair

Who says STEM is just for boys? A trio of Irish girls won the 2014 Google science fair. The fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics draw more male students than female students, but that does not mean young women are not as capable or innovative. A team of 16 year old female scientists from […]

Molecule of Life Detected in Center of Milky Way Galaxy

Molecule of Life Detected in Center of Milky Way Galaxy

A molecule of life has been detected in the center of the Milky Way galaxy. 27,000 light years away from earth, a complex carbon molecule with a branched structure known as iso-propyl cyanide has been discovered by ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Cornell […]

Stress Hormones Shift Brain to Random Behavior Patterns

Stress Hormones Shift Brain to Random Behavior Patterns

Stress hormones shift the brain to random behavior patterns. Usually the brain uses strategic behavior patterns that rely on past experiences to predict future outcomes, but scientists working with rats were able to induce random brain function or strategic brain function by manipulating the anterior cingulate cortex with a stress hormone. Generally, humans synthesize past […]

Earth’s Ancient Oceans May Indicate Abundant Life Among the Stars

Earth’s Ancient Oceans May Indicate Abundant Life Among the Stars

Earth’s oceans are older than the sun says a new study published in the journal Science. “The Ancient Heritage of Water Ice in the Solar System” asserts that the chemical make-up of earth’s oceans prove the water derived from someplace outside the solar system. If earth’s water came from interstellar ice, there is a high likelihood […]

Women in Syria and Iraq at High Risk for Sexual Enslavement by ISIS

Women in Syria and Iraq at High Risk for Sexual Enslavement by ISIS

Women in Syria and Iraq are at high risk for sexual enslavement by ISIS. ISIS is capturing, abusing, raping, trading, and selling women in areas it controls. America is politically polarized and citizens are divided on the U.S. policy on ISIS. Some think the U.S. should be doing more to combat the organization. They think […]

Biohacking: Exciting Science or Terrifying Threat?

Biohacking: Exciting Science or Terrifying Threat?

Is biohacking an exciting science or a terrifying threat? Should the average person be concerned about biohacking? Most people have never even heard of the phenomenon of biohacking and have no idea of its potential to change the world. Another term for biohacking could be DIY biology (do it yourself biology) because it takes place […]

Marshmallows Can Teach People About Success in Life Says Book

Marshmallows Can Teach People About Success in Life Says Book

What can marshmallows teach people about achieving success in life? They can teach people about self control; not that people who inherently have self-control are more successful, but that people are capable of learning self-control in order to increase successful outcomes. Dr. Walter Mischel first administered the marshmallow test to young children in the 1960s. […]

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