The chocolate. The substitute of love. The sinful pleasure. The so-called vegetable prozac. They are popular ideas, but what does science say about it? Dark chocolate We knew that phenylethylamine, a neurotransmitter released by chocolate, induces the secretion of dopamine, another neurotransmitter responsible for the ability to desire something and to repeat a behavior that causes pleasure. It also induces the production of norepinephrine and … Continue reading Which food reduces stress and improves memory, immunity and mood?
Several studies have linked this activity with better brain functioning. Thousands of people from the so-called first world countries go to gyms several times a week to strengthen their abdominal muscles, lift weights, ride a static bicycle or spin. There are many strategies aimed at strengthening our muscles, but can we improve the quality and quantity of gray matter in our brain? Yes, one of … Continue reading Does meditation really improve the brain?
The run rún of the cafeteria dampens the noise distracting, and also helps the ritual of the coffee (and caffeine), as well as the fact that in a coffee shop you can get bored very much… so work is a way to skip over that boredom. This idea, however, appears to have been confirmed by a recent study carried out by Japanese researchers has been … Continue reading If you want to be more productive, go to a cafe
The movables are small robots that “live in your clothing”, by way of technology wearable autonomous and able to move independently by the clothes we wear, according NewScientist. Developed by MIT and Stanford University, the small robots (still something coarse and bulky) move freely through the clothes enganchándose to tissues with magnetic wheels. Have an autonomy of 45 minutes and (now) its practical usefulness is … Continue reading The micro robots that inhabit it in your clothes
If Microsoft takes this new technology for its next operating system, I swear by “San Google” left Ubuntu ipso facto and I turn to the “dark side” of Windows without thinking it twice. The project in question has been made by a research team of the company, who have wondered how could improve the interaction with the user when working with the PC… and sincerely … Continue reading Microsoft wants to banish the mouse and replace it with an impressive augmented reality
It is possible to travel back in time. We have in fact already done so. Several times. Only that perhaps trips do not seem impressive enough as some people think. The question is purely physical. In fact we have already done so. Although it may seem a typical issue of science fiction movies, and although there are who take the hands to the head when … Continue reading Yes, we can travel back in time
Under the name of the Office for the coordination of Planetary Defense, NASA is studying possible countermeasures against an asteroid. Office for the coordination of Planetary Defense. It may sound like a science fiction movie ruled by Weyland Yutani as Will Smith tries to save the world infecting an alien ship with a Mac, but the truth is that it is as real as life … Continue reading NASA prepares for a hypothetical end of the world
Beer lovers have a new reason to keep reveling in their liquid gold, and it is that according to a recent study presented at Bilbao, it is confirmed that beer is a good ally to the heart. According to the research conducted by Dr. Ramón Estruch, which has been presented at the Congress of cardiovascular diseases, the study has obtained clear positive results in the … Continue reading Beer can be a good ally to Heart says new study
Can you stay without oxygen if you get in a small room with many people? When you spend many hours stuck in a room with many people, and has the door and windows closed, it can make you feel claustrophobic, and even it sometimes causes you to breathe heavily with trouble. But could you really run out of oxygen in this context or is it possible because there … Continue reading Can we run out of oxygen in a closed room with many people?
Never before the destruction of objects in slow had looked so spectacular. Technological advances have brought us the possibility of knowing a range ofelement before we simply not stopped to analyze, as for example the effects of abullet that passes through an object, and is that such actions tend to be very fast forthe human eye, which leaves us only with the results and not … Continue reading Slow Motion redefined with Vickers Tactical