The Placebo Effect. What happens inside the brain of patients
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The Placebo Effect. What happens inside the brain of patients

The placebo effect is quite real, even in situations where patients know in advance that “treatment” they receive is free of any medical value, according to a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder United States. American scientists have found that patients who received false analgesics continued to benefit from the placebo effect after doctors…

The bad sleep epidemic semi somnia triggered by stress and computer use
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The bad sleep epidemic semi somnia triggered by stress and computer use

The human body Published on November 27th, 2012 0 The bad sleep epidemic: ‘semi-somnia’ triggered by stress and computer use While it does not have unbearable symptoms of acute insomnia, which can lead to depression, weakened immune system, hypertension or heart disease this condition, recently observed by specialists called “semi-somnia”, is also associated with an…

Why did leprosy disappear in Europe? New Facts!
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Why did leprosy disappear in Europe? New Facts!

Once scientist have analyzed DNA samples taken from a mass grave where the bodies of people affected by leprosy were buried  in the eleventh century, they have found out why the leprosy vanished from Western Europe. According to experts it appears that a genetic change produced in the human body has led individuals immune to…

Why are people attracted to shiny objects?
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Why are people attracted to shiny objects?

For a long time, people are obsessed with shiny objects, from shoes with studs to the recent iPhone gold. Now, however, scientists have approached the subject and they think that they can explain the phenomenon. Scientists have analyzed this behavior through six studies, the findings suggest that the attraction has to do with water. “People are…

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What’s the connection between pain, peppers and life expectancy?

Blocking the body’s ability to feel pain increases lifetime and one of the ways to alleviate the pain is regular consumption of chilli, says a researcher. Recent experiments on mice had shown that blocking reception of pain signals to the brain leads to increased lifespan. Mice, after a genetic mutation, did not synthesized TRPV1 – a…

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Wireless brain-computer interface will allow us to move objects with the power of thought (VIDEO)

Interface developed by the researchers at Brown University, USA, is the first device of its kind – an implantable, rechargeable and able to wirelessly transmit information. After 13 months of successful experiments performed on monkeys and pigs, the device may soon be tested on humans. Constructed of titanium, the new interface does not require attachment…

Ugly people are more likely to find a partner on dating sites (Video)
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Ugly people are more likely to find a partner on dating sites (Video)

Published on March 22nd, 2014 People considered ugly compared to classic beauty standards and have a profile on dating sites receive more messages and have more chances of having a relationship than those considered beautiful because it creates divided opinions, informs DailyMail.co.uk. The finding belongs to the founders of the online platform OkCupid, who studies mathematics and,…

Why alcohol makes us believe some are more attractive than others?
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Why alcohol makes us believe some are more attractive than others?

“Beer goggles” phenomenon is used to explain how a few glasses of alcohol is sufficient to transform a person in Prince Charming, British researchers explained. According to Dr. Amanda Ellison, a researcher at the University of Durham, men and women do not see each other differently after consuming alcohol. “We continue to see them as…

Why Swedish mothers leave their babies to nap in sub-zero temperatures
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Why Swedish mothers leave their babies to nap in sub-zero temperatures

Would you leave your baby to sleep outside in the cold during the afternoon? For most parents in the Nordic countries, the answer is clear: Of course! A walk through Stockholm would allow visitors to see how parents enjoying a café latte in a café while their baby stroller stays at the entrance. Also, Swedes and…

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what was the secret genius of albert einstein

Historical Figures Published on November 21st, 2012 2 What was the secret genius of Albert Einstein? A recent study provides valuable clues Everyone approves that Albert Einstein had been a genius, and the general opinion has swayed many to marvel “what is the secret genius of Einstein?”. Almost all researchers have understood that it takes…