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AuthorBrontë Ammundsen

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April 27, 2015

In Japan, asking somebody’s blood type is right up there with asking “what’s your sign?” Blood types are assigned personalities—A is the Farmer: serious, composed, and trustworthy. B is the Hunter: cheerful, enthusiastic, unpredictable. AB is the Humanist: distant, careful, considerate, sensitive. O is the Warrior: expressive, clumsy, natural leaders, generous. Here’s what your blood […]

March 29, 2015

A team of researchers from the University of Queensland and the Queensland Brain Institute may be in the midst of a breakthrough in Alzheimer treatment research, with their latest treatment restoring memory in 75 per cent of tested mice. Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by memory loss and cognitive functioning impairment, and is usually attributed to […]

March 15, 2015

We’ve all been there: you wake up in the middle of the night, stumble to the bathroom or kitchen like a zombie, when your most vulnerable toes are ambushed by cruelly placed furniture. “SHIIIIIIIT!” But why do we leap to profanity when faced with sudden pain? Researchers at Keele University set out with the hypothesis […]

March 8, 2015

Maybe you’ve spent the past week hung over, and want to compensate with some natural alternatives. Maybe you read that your favourite diet beverage has a particularly nasty artificial sweetener. Many people will try to turn down the guilt-dial by replacing “all that is delicious” with “all that is natural” for a quick detox before […]

February 22, 2015

University of Texas researchers have created the thinnest transistor ever at only one atom thick. The bid to decrease transistor size has been an ongoing area of research and development, as being able to fit more transistors onto a microchip enables increased storage space and faster data processing in computers. The one-atom-thick design was achieved […]