Amish children raised on rural farms in northern Indiana suffer from asthma and allergies less often even than Swiss farm kids, according to a new study.
Scientists have investigated different families of bees in Thailand that drink tears, both human and animal. Eyes wide open, the researchers used themselves as bee bait.
Researchers at Washington State University have found that a compound in garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, one of the most common causes of intestinal illness.
Dr Martin Bobak from University College London and colleagues at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague questioned 891 Czech men and 1,098 women between the ages of 25 and 64 as part of their study, and found that beer drinkers aren’t more likely to have abdominal fat than non-beer drinkers.
Schizophrenics are capable of tickling themselves because of their difficulties recognizing their own actions in advance. Tickling yourself is impossible in most people for the same reason that punching others seems half as forceful as it really is — your body offsets your own force. When you tickle yourself, your brain offsets that force and doesn’t respond the tickling.
The remote Arctic island in Siberia is believed to be the final place on Earth to support woolly mammoths as an isolated population until their extinction about 2000 BCE, making them the most recent surviving population known to science.
A study of more than 200,000 Australians adds to the growing body of evidence that people who sit the most die the soonest.