This much reminds me of having to explain why words like “right” have a silent “gh” in their name. Language history can be quite fascinating. The names of stops on the London Underground can seem nonsensical: think Elephant & Castle or Shepherd’s Bush. But they actually hide 2,000 years of odd anecdotes and historic quirks. […]
Years of research by one firm into improving the Wankel engine, famously used by Mazda in its RX-series cars, may see it return far more efficient than before. Connecticut firm LiquidPiston has revived the old Wankel Engine idea and made it work, creating a better engine for the vehicle of tomorrow.
Sounds about right! As ‘dry January’ comes to an end, Susie Dent looks back at the long and colourful relationship between alcohol and the English language.
If you’re aware and concerned about the massive amount of freshly grown produce that is wasted every year, please take an interest in, and support this effort by people including an old friend of mine. Croppz 9 January at 14:21 · Over the break we had a full planning day on Croppz and our purpose and […]
Fascinating research and well worth reading, especially given other research stating that it is normal to wake up at least once during the night. I’m sure if I didn’t have distractions like the internet and TV I might end up doing the same. The existence of our sleeping twice per night was first uncovered by […]
Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You James Hudziak and his colleagues analyzed the brain scans of 232 children ages 6 to 18, looking for relationships between cortical thickness and musical training. Previous studies the team had performed revealed that anxiety, depression, attention problems and aggression correspond with changes to cortical thickness. Hudziak and […]
The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health? This review looks at the role of an alkaline diet in health. Pubmed was searched looking for articles on pH, potential renal acid loads, bone health, muscle, growth hormone, back pain, vitamin D and chemotherapy. Many books written in the lay literature […]
How complaining physically rewires your brain to be anxious and depressed Donald Hebb, a neuropsychologist, believed that neurons which fire together, wire together. What he meant by that is that groups of neurons connect in our brain as a result of particular life experiences.For instance, whenever we think a thought or have a feeling or […]