Are broken fingernails telling us something? Modern science has recently observed how the lines on our hands connect to the nervous structure of our brains. A nail protects our finger. A question to ask when a fingernail breaks may be: What protective mechanisms in thought...

According to a Virginia Commonwealth University study, having a dog at work not only reduces the owners stress level but also increased the level of job satisfaction for other employees as well.In the past 20 years, many studies have looked at the relationship between job...

New research by computer scientists shines a new light on the theory of evolution. In contrast to the accepted theory of "survival of the fittest", the ability to evolve (called evolvability) could possibly be hereditary and inherent in nature itself. The philosopher Diderot wrote, "It seems...

According to Emory University neuroscientist Charles Raison, MD, in a review article in the December 2010 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry; there is mounting evidence that our lack of contact with microorganisms in the soil, food and gut, due to our excessive cleanliness, may...

Our digital technology that with such ease brings us together, with instantaneous messages and almost "as if you were in the room" video, has also introduced us to a new type of emptiness in love relationships; that peculiar but very tactile hollow feeling you get...

When Jane Smiley, a Pulitzer prize-winning novelist was asked in her recent interview in Wired magazine, why she took on writing her new biography titled: The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer, she said: "I was asked by an editor...

Oreo cookies were born in New York City in 1912 when a few bakeries combined to form the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) and opened a factory in the Chelsea Market building on 9th Avenue between 15th and 16th St -now called "Oreo Way." The first prototype...

Subject displaying the four levels of beard Barnaby J. Dixson University of New South Wales Men are sprouting beards everywhere. Did the economic crisis have something to do with it? Are razor blades and shaving foam too expensive? Is this just another hot indie rocker hipster trend? Scientists...

New groundbreaking research shows that the insertion of an acupuncture needle into the skin disrupts the branching point of nerves called C fibres. These C fibres transmit low-grade sensory information over very long distances by using Merkel cells as intermediaries. Dr. Morry Silberstein of the...

In a study from Loma Linda University Health, presented at the Experimental Biology conference meetings in San Diego, joyful or mirthful laughter was shown to produce brain wave frequencies similar to those seen among people who reach what is considered the desired "true state of...