According to a study conducted at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University (MNI), listening to music we love stimulates production of the pleasure chemical, dopamine, in our brain Music appears to have no biological/survival value and unlike other more physically rewarding stimuli like...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFBNLWkCY2s&feature=youtu.be"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The great magician and conjurer, Harry Houdini died on Halloween on October 31st in 1926. The numerous movies and books published about his enigmatic life generally mention that he spent a good deal of time trying to contact...

Could there possibly be a natural piezoelectric effect under New York City? Under Manhattan Island is a 542 million-year-old Paleozoic crystalline rock formation. The garnet, silliminate and quartz under New York City are all around a 7 on the Moh’s scale (imagine diamonds are a...

Though astrology hasn't been considered a science for thousands of years, on Thursday, February 4th, 2011, the Bombay High Court in India reaffirmed that it is indeed a "science? when it dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that challenged astrology as a science. The 100-page PIL...

Did you know that the word "masticate" is derived from the Greek word "mastiha?" Mastiha is a miraculous resin that seeps from the mastic tree (Pistachia Lentiscus var. Chia) only on the Greek Island of Chios in the Eastern Aegean Sea. In 1998, Mastiha was distinguished...

These very strange cloud formations suddenly appeared in the sky around 8:30 p.m. when the sun was setting in Union Square Park in NYC today. Moments before their appearance, people were casually sitting on the steps of the park entrance and carrying on as most New...

After studying 30,000-year-old sedimentary DNA from permafrost deposits in the Yukon a Canadian research team from the University of Alberta and McMaster University have found that microbes "have been building their defences to antibiotics since the time of woolly mammoths". Their research findings published on August...

The mechanics of sleep and the process by which we store and retrieve memories has from ancient times been approached through many myths and theories, but it is only recently that hard science is seriously uncovering these mysteries of the mind. A study in Nature Neuroscience,...