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Scientists glimpse universe before the Big Bang : science. Friends with cognitive benefits. U.

Friends with cognitive benefits

MICHIGAN (US) — Chatting with others in a friendly—rather than competitive—tone boosts the part of the brain that helps us solve everyday problems. “This study shows that simply talking to other people, the way you do when you’re making friends, can provide mental benefits,” says University of Michigan psychologist Oscar Ybarra, who is lead author of the study reported in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. Feynman on Magnets and Why Questions. 10 Strange Things About The Universe.

Space The universe can be a very strange place.

10 Strange Things About The Universe

While groundbreaking ideas such as quantum theory, relativity and even the Earth going around the Sun might be commonly accepted now, science still continues to show that the universe contains things you might find it difficult to believe, and even more difficult to get your head around. Theoretically, the lowest temperature that can be achieved is absolute zero, exactly ? 273.15°C, where the motion of all particles stops completely. BBC - Earth News - Snake gives 'virgin birth' to extraordinary babies.

Snakes without fathers: one of the unusual baby boas A female boa constrictor snake has given birth to two litters of extraordinary offspring.

BBC - Earth News - Snake gives 'virgin birth' to extraordinary babies

Evidence suggests the mother snake has had multiple virgin births, producing 22 baby snakes that have no father. More than that, the genetic make-up of the baby snakes is unlike any previously recorded among vertebrates, the group which includes almost all animals with a backbone. Details are published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. Virgin births do occur among animals. The McGurk Effect - Horizon Is Seeing Believing?