According to research, the citizens of Chad have the world’s healthiest diet, while the population of Armenia has the worst. — (@UberFacts) February 27, 2015 If you live in Sub-Saharan Africa you’re likely to have one of the healthiest diets in the world. Chad, Sierra Leone and Mali make up the top 3 countries for healthy eating according […]Read more "WHY WE SHOULD ALL EAT LIKE THE CITIZENS OF CHAD"
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?"
In some instances, darkness moves faster than light. — (@UberFacts) February 10, 2015 It is possible for darkness to move faster than light. In this Friday longread we explain how this can happen and why something moving faster than the light barrier still fits with our understanding of the universe. But first, what is the speed […]Read more "CAN ANYTHING TRAVEL FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT?"
Deep and loud bass in music makes our brain feel powerful. — (@UberFacts) August 12, 2014 Scientists from the US uncovered how listening to music with a lot of bass makes you feel more powerful, and could improve your success at sports or in business. The researchers were curious about why so many sportsmen listen to music […]Read more "LISTENING TO BASS HAS STRANGE EFFECTS ON OUR EGOS"
Sand from the Sahara desert is blown by the wind all the way to the Amazon and fertilizes the rainforest by recharging its minerals. — (@UberFacts) May 26, 2015 Dust from one of the least hospitable locations on Earth provides life giving nutrients to the Amazon rainforest. Each year 40 million tons of dust is transported […]Read more "THE WORLD’S DUSTIEST PLACE KEEPS THE AMAZON ALIVE"
Research shows indoor tanning exposure is linked to more cases of cancer than smoking. — (@UberFacts) February 08, 2015 According to a meta analysis of data collected from 88 studies conducted in the US, Europe and Australia into the indoor tanning habits of young people, half of college students and one in five teens in general has indoor tanned. The […]Read more "ARE TANNING SALONS WORSE FOR YOU THAN SMOKING?"
Scientists are considering whitening the clouds to combat global warming. — (@UberFacts) December 20, 2014 Researchers are revisiting a proposal to turn sea water into clouds in an attempt to combat climate change. Ships could be remotely controlled and wind powered, roaming the oceans casting sea salt particles into the air in a project called marine cloud brightening. […]Read more "SCIENTISTS HOPE WHITER CLOUDS WILL SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT"
Children born in the first few months of a sporting season are more likely to make it as professional sportsmen because they will be taller and stronger than their peers. This is the rule called the relative age effect, and for years it has been used to explain why so many professional sportsmen, from ice hockey to […]Read more "IS THERE ANY TRUTH TO WINTER BABIES BEING MORE ATHLETIC?"
Researchers have found that they can accurately predict heart disease rates by analyzing negative tweets on Twitter. — (@UberFacts) March 12, 2015 The outpouring of daily gripes on Twitter could be used to predict heart disease rates, according to research published in Psychological Science this January. The team, led by scientists from the US and Australia looked at tweets […]Read more "CAN TWITTER BE USED TO PREDICT HEART DISEASE?"
A study into rat behaviour points towards empathy in the animal kingdom. We think of empathy – the ability to think compassionately about those around us – as a particularly advanced, human, trait. But rats in a lab experiment conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago learnt to free their trapped, distressed cagemates even though there […]Read more "DO RATS CARE FOR EACH OTHER?"