FOOD FOR THOUGHT: FAST YOURSELF AWAKE

Starvation or fasting reduces feelings of tiredness and the need to sleep, according to research into fruit flies. Scientists have recognised the relationship between sleep and dietary metabolism for some time, and evidence that inadequate sleep increases risk of obesity, diabetes and coronary heart disease has been well explored. But this research highlighted the relationship between sleep and lipids – fatty molecules that include […]

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ENJOYING SCHOOL IS IN YOUR GENES

Genetic factors explain approximately 40% of whether a child will like school or not, according to a study. — (@UberFacts) April 10, 2015 The biggest factor in whether a child will enjoy and be motivated at school is in their genes. Data collected from a number of studies were found to support this claim. A team led […]

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CHIMPANZEES DRESS TO IMPRESS

Chimpanzees can develop their own fashion trends. — (@UberFacts) March 02, 2015 It seems our closest relatives in the animal kingdom share even more with us than we might believe. We don’t just have complex emotional behaviours and tools in common, now chimpanzees have been observed to use grass as a body decoration. According to research published in Animal Cognition by Edwin van […]

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