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Affectionately known as ‘mums’, the Chrysanthemum indicum not only provide intense colors until late frost, but, as scientific studies demonstrate, they also promise innovative treatment for human cancer.
People spend a lot of time listening to music, perceiving it as mood-regulator. Because it appears to have a profound impact on our emotions, reducing the day to day tensions, science is trying to find out what happens in the brain when hearing music and how it acts to touch our soul.
Since sound, voices, rhythm [...]
Pigs play different roles in our society and although some people would never consider these often misunderstood mammals could list among the smart creatures, scientific studies certify they are intelligent and trainable.
Although there isn’t an exact method to quantify intelligence, scientists were eager to learn more about intelligence in pigs, and when a scientific research was [...]
From cocoa powder, the Maya people made a bitter drink called xocolatl which was believed to build up resistance and combat fatigue.
Scientific studies certify that cocoa brings health benefits that come from its flavonoids content which have an antioxidant activity that keep us fresh, reducing the oxidative damage produced by the free radicals.
The dark chocolate [...]
From the cute normally colored Afro-American guy, Michael Jackson turned Caucasian white and science has a trustful explanation of his skin changeover.
Vitiligo, an acquired depigmentation of skin, represents a type of disease that allows an immune response against the body’s own cells and tissues. Scientists explain that vitiligo appears when the cells responsible for skin [...]
Interacting especially with urban surroundings, sport disciplines like parkour and freerunning transform the cities in huge playgrounds.
The traceur and the freerunner know the risk they put in jumping from great heights. Scientifically speaking, when such a jump is performed, the body instantly begins to accelerate and the gravitational potential energy is converted into kinetic energy [...]
The biowaste, the increase of carbon dioxide emission and the high decrease in soil quality are some of the ecological problems of our civilization. Aiming to restore the ecological equilibrium, the scientists put these elements in equation and come up with a solution: mass production of biochar.
From science perspective, biochar is the result of [...]
According to scientific studies, the objective experience of physical beauty involves its perception as pre-programmed summation of averages.
It appears that beauty is all about genetics, hard wired in our brain. As a way to maximize the probability that the best genes have the best chances of survival, the nature pushes us to identify and pick [...]
Nowadays, when our necessities pollute the world, the bicycle remains the most efficient eco form of transportation and a highly efficient instrument in maintaining a healthy body.
Scientific studies prove that by transfering one type of energy to other types, biking improves the metabolism. Basically, the chemical food energy is used to power the mechanical work [...]
Although scientists cannot fully explain why we sleep, they have discovered a lot about the beneficial functions in people’s health and well-being of this essential process.
Regulated by internal drives, sleep provides for the body a time to recharge itself. It lowers the metabolic rate, the level of stress hormones and blood pressure, generating a state [...]