The fresh, salty smell of beach air is actually the smell of rotting seaweed. — (@UberFacts) March 20, 2015 The unmistakable smell of a fresh sea breeze is as synonymous with the British summer as melting ice creams, seagulls pinching chips and walking home with sand in your shoes. But its secret is a molecule […]Read more "THIS IS THE MOLECULE THAT MAKES THAT SALTY SEA SMELL"
Receipts from restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores all contain high amounts of cancer inducing BPA. — (@UberFacts) April 11, 2015 The evidence supporting claims that BPA contamination in food, packaging and in some cases receipts poses a health risk to humans is ambiguous and in many cases misleading. Trying to find consistent research on the […]Read more "RECEIPTS AREN’T CANCEROUS DESPITE THE CLAIMS"
Scientists have figured out a way to unboil an egg. — (@UberFacts) January 28, 2015 The metaphor for how some things in life are irreversible has been irreversibly disproven by scientists who have unboiled an egg. It used to be thought that the chemical reactions involved with the proteins in eggs whites during cooking could not […]Read more "WHY BEING ABLE TO UNBOIL EGGS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN IT SOUNDS"
Brunettes are more susceptible to nicotine addiction. — (@UberFacts) March 04, 2015 Dark haired smokers are more likely to become addicted to nicotine, according to research from Penn State University. The scientists noticed a relationship between melanin and levels of nicotine dependence. Melanin is the pigment found in hair and skin that is responsible for giving brunettes their dark […]Read more "WHY DO BRUNETTES FIND IT HARDER TO QUIT?"
One study estimates that a bottle of beer consumed every day reduces the risk of kidney stones by 40%. — (@UberFacts) August 28, 2014 Wouldn’t it be brilliant if something that you enjoy and are repeatedly told is bad for you actually had a health benefit? In the case of beer, some researchers say this exactly […]Read more "COULD A BEER A DAY KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY?"
Sunflowers can be used to clean up radioactive waste. — (@UberFacts) April 04, 2015 In the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster hundred of thousands of inhabitants were relocated and the town was left uninhabitable. However, in the case of Fukushima the Japanese government is hoping to make the area liveable again for the 80,000 displaced residents, and to do […]Read more "HOW SUNFLOWERS WERE USED TO CLEAN UP FUKUSHIMA"
Legs apart, chest out and hands on hips, the ‘superhero’ stance is an example of what psychologists refer to as an ‘open posture‘. Open postures are supposed to convey power, confidence and authority by making you look bigger. But researchers from Columbia University, New York, were interested to see if there is a physiological effect on […]Read more "STRIKE A POSE"
Human muscles are limited by our brain – we actually have the strength to move cars and boulders. — (@UberFacts) August 12, 2014 Stories of mothers who were able to lift cars to save their trapped children, passersby summoning super-human strength to come to the rescue of strangers and climbersreleasing limbs caught under huge boulders sound like stories from superhero films. […]Read more "WHEN NORMAL PEOPLE HAVE SUPER STRENGTH"