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THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT YOUR DOG'S BARK REALLY MEANS 

 

DOES YOUR DOG BARK A LOT? Or is he one of those quiet pooches who barks only when things get really exciting? Most dogs bark at least a little.

Dog barks are not words. But although your dog will never tell you about his parents or the weather or the amazing bone he had yesterday, his barks still communicate important information.

Your dog’s barks may not be words, but he probably barks a little differently depending on what kind of thing has got him excited. If you listen closely, you may find you can tell the difference between a bark directed toward a package deliverer and one directed toward a friend at the door. The bark to a passing dog may be different than the bark at a passing car.

THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT YOUR DOG'S BARK REALLY MEANS

Tags: Animals, Environment, Evolution, History, Performance, Pets, Science, Study, Talk

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15-Feb-2021


What if we’re all just Martians? 

 

The scientific concept that life could organically spread from one planet to another is called panspermia, and it’s not nearly as wild as it might sound. We already know that rocks from Mars have made it to Earth because we’ve found them here, but if ancient Mars did host life, what are the odds that life on Earth is a direct result of life forms being yanked from Mars and sent speeding toward Earth?

The events that would lead to a planet like Mars sending life to Earth are actually very straightforward. A strong impact from an asteroid hitting the surface of a life-rich Mars could send rocks into space. Some of those rocks could eventually find themselves on a collision course with Earth and, if those rocks hold microbial life, those tiny life forms could potentially survive an impact on Earth, thus seeding our planet with life.

What if we’re all just Martians?

Tags: Discovery, Environment, Evolution, Humanity, Life, Perception, Space, Study

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13-Feb-2021


Why swearing is a sign of intelligence, helps manage pain and more 

 

Polite society considers swearing to be a vulgar sign of low intelligence and education, for why would one rely on rude language when blessed with a rich vocabulary?

That perception, as it turns out, is full of, uh ... baloney. In fact, swearing may be a sign of verbal superiority, studies have shown, and may provide other possible rewards as well.

"The advantages of swearing are many," said Timothy Jay, professor emeritus of psychology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, who has studied swearing for more than 40 years.

"The benefits of swearing have just emerged in the last two decades, as a result of a lot of research on brain and emotion, along with much better technology to study brain anatomy," Jay said.

Why swearing is a sign of intelligence, helps manage pain and more

Tags: Brain, Intelligence, Science, Study

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26-Jan-2021


Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It 

 

At the start of the pandemic, stores quickly sold out of disinfectant sprays and wipes. People were advised to wipe down their packages and the cans they bought at the grocery store.

But scientists have learned a lot this year about the coronavirus and how it's transmitted, and it turns out all that scrubbing and disinfecting might not be necessary.

If a person infected with the coronavirus sneezes, coughs or talks loudly, droplets containing particles of the virus can travel through the air and eventually land on nearby surfaces. But the risk of getting infected from touching a surface contaminated by the virus is low, says Emanuel Goldman, a microbiologist at Rutgers University.

In retrospect, Marr says that was "overkill." Today, she says, "all the evidence points toward breathing in the virus from the air as being the most important route of transmission."

Scientists now know that the early surface studies were done in pristine lab conditions using much larger amounts of virus than would be found in a real-life scenario.

Even so, many of us continue to attack door handles, packages and groceries with disinfectant wipes, and workers across the U.S. spend hours disinfecting surfaces in public areas like airports, buildings and subways.

There's no scientific data to justify this, says Dr. Kevin Fennelly, a respiratory infection specialist with the National Institutes of Health.

Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It

Tags: Choices, Clean, Coronavirus, Environment, Overreaction, Science, Study

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29-Dec-2020


Men Find Bromances 'Emotionally Rival' Romantic Relationships, Study Reveals 

 

Men find that platonic friendships with other men 'emotionally rival' their romantic relationships with women, according to a study in Men and Masculinities.

Those surveyed said 'the lack of boundaries and judgment' in their friendships with other men resulted in 'elevated emotional stability, enhanced emotional disclosure, social fulfilment, and better conflict resolution, compared to the emotional lives they shared with girlfriends'.

Most of the participants answers to the survey also made reference to the fact they felt more like they could be their real self with their bros.

As one respondent said: "Tim knows I love listening to Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, but I keep that quiet [around my girlfriend] because she would judge me. I feel like I have to be more manly around her."

Men Find Bromances 'Emotionally Rival' Romantic Relationships, Study Reveals

Tags: Bromance, Choices, Environment, Evolution, Friendship, Investment, Lifestyle, Men In Charge, Mental Health, Nature, Priorities, Psychology, Relationships, Self-esteem, Study, Support, Treatment, Youth

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25-Dec-2020


New mutated coronavirus from South Africa is "highly concerning" - BBC News 

 

The UK government has said it is “highly concerned” about two cases of a new mutation of the coronavirus which have been identified in people who have arrived from South Africa.

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Tags: Coronavirus, Culture, Effect, Environment, Health, Interference, Mutation, Nature, Safety, Study, Surge, Test, Video, World

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23-Dec-2020


Deadly 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba Slowly But Surely Expanding Its Footprint in The US 

 

Deadly "brain-eating amoeba" infections have historically occurred in the Southern United States. But cases have been appearing farther north in recent years, likely because of climate change, a new study finds.

The study researchers, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), examined cases of this brain-eating amoeba, known as Naegleria fowleri, over a four-decade period in the US.

They found that, although the number of cases that occur each year has remained about the same, the geographic range of these cases has been shifting northward, with more cases popping up in Midwestern states than before.

Deadly 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba Slowly But Surely Expanding Its Footprint in The US

Tags: Brain, Contamination, Death, Environment, Evolution, Exclusivity, Nature, Retribution, Science, Study, Survival, Terraforming

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17-Dec-2020


New technique proves capable of reversing age-related vision loss 

 

Scientists have made some great advancements in the field of age-related illnesses, but actually turning back time on the DNA of a living creature remains an elusive holy grail. We know that DNA gradually breaks down as a person grows older. We see that damage as aging and various age-related illnesses tend to pop up the older a person gets and the more their genes degrade.

Now, researchers from Harvard Medical School appear to have made a big leap in reversing aging in mice. More specifically, the researchers managed to revitalize the vision of aging mice by giving them a boost using genes that are present during early development.

New technique proves capable of reversing age-related vision loss

Tags: Aging, Discovery, Eye, Science, Study, Treatment

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04-Dec-2020


Dog owners may catch COVID-19 more often, but the reason will surprise you 

 

You probably already know the ins-and-outs of how to protect yourself from COVID-19 when it comes to dealing with other human beings. If you do have to be around people, don’t get too close, wear a mask, and try to stay outside. But, having a friendly dog can make those interactions tricker. After all, many dog owners have been dragged across the street to meet a new fuzzy friend and their owner, whether they like it or not.

One study recently published in Environmental Research found that pet owners who take their dogs on walks have a 78 percent higher chance of catching COVID-19 compared to pup-less peers in a survey of over 2000 people. That’s higher than even that of people still going onsite to work.

Dog owners may catch COVID-19 more often, but the reason will surprise you

Tags: Animals, Awareness, Contagion, Environment, Etiquette, Health, Lifestyle, Nature, Neighbor, Safety, Science, Study

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03-Dec-2020


Dog walking increases odds of catching COVID by 78 percent, here's why 

 

A group of researchers in Spain have been looking at how different regular activities affect your chances of catching the coronavirus, and there is some bad news: Walking the dog increases your odds of catching COVID by 78 percent.

Dog walking increases odds of catching COVID by 78 percent, here's why

Dog owners can enjoy perks and gifts all weekend long for ‘Packed Weekend’ in New York City

Tags: Animals, Celebration, Choices, Contagion, Coronavirus, Environment, Pets, Responsibility, Safety, Science, Social Distancing, Statistics, Study, Threat, Weird

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19-Nov-2020


These are the most hated states in America, and #1 is not a surprise 

 

How much do you love your home state? How much do you hate other states? For most of us, it’s something we probably don’t think about that often, but the folks at BestLife? Well, they’re on top of it, and they’ve crunched the numbers to come up with a ranking of the 50 U.S. states based on how much they are hated.

The “Hatred Index” that BestLife came up with is based on a number of factors, including surveys where residents expressed how much (or little) pride they had in their state, how many people are moving into or out of the state, and a poll where people picked which state they hate the most, whether it was their own home state or a different one.

Let’s start with the positive side, because it’s been a rough year and we could all use a bit more positivity these days. Here are the least hated states, according to the data:

These are the most hated states in America, and #1 is not a surprise

Tags: Best/Worst, Choices, Environment, State, Study

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21-Oct-2020


Animals Keep Evolving Into Crabs, Which Is Somewhat Disturbing 

 

We knew the long quarantine was making us all crabby, but this is extreme: People now feel fully betrayed by the long history of crabification (technically, “carcinization”) of different species over time. That means groups of crustaceans have evolved into crabs in five completely different contexts, giving rise to a meme that the long arc of history truly bends toward the crab.

So how does carcinization happen? Well, that part is pretty simple. Animals that live in similar habitats face obstacles that can shuttle them all toward the same evolutionary advantages. Britannica cites the marsupials as a key example, where despite having one critical difference from their “placental” counterparts in other parts of the world, the marsupials often correspond very closely to these other animals.

Animals can evolve separately but end up evolving toward other species, too, or even spontaneously evolve the same characteristics in totally separate groups. Birds and bats can both fly using mechanical wings. Birds and mammals are both warmblooded, but both evolved from groups that were not.

Animals Keep Evolving Into Crabs, Which Is Somewhat Disturbing

Tags: Animals, DNA, Environment, Evolution, Nature, Ocean, Science, Seafood, Study, Substitute, Survival

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20-Oct-2020


Americans Are Dying In The Pandemic At Rates Far Higher Than In Other Countries 

 

During this pandemic, people in the United States are dying at rates unparalleled elsewhere in the world.

A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that in the past five months, per capita deaths in the U.S., both from COVID-19 and other causes, have been far greater than in 18 other high-income countries.

"It's shocking. It's horrible," says Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a professor of health policy and medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania and one of the authors of the study.

"The United States really has done remarkably badly compared to other countries," he says. "I mean, remarkably badly."

Americans Are Dying In The Pandemic At Rates Far Higher Than In Other Countries

Tags: Americans, Care, Coronavirus, Death, Discipline, Environment, Etiquette, Fail, Health, Science, Study, Survival

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14-Oct-2020


Getting enough sleep isn’t considered ‘manly’, study finds, because that’s how literally exhausting toxic masculinity is 

 

According to research published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, a combination of six studies have found that “sleeping less is related to increased perceptions of masculinity, and increased masculinity is related to decreased perceived sleep amounts”.

As well as this, “based on how much they sleep, men face social judgements favouring men who sleep less”.

Getting enough sleep isn’t considered ‘manly’, study finds, because that’s how literally exhausting toxic masculinity is

Tags: Etiquette, Fear, Identity, Judgment, Men, Sleep, Study

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13-Oct-2020


Doctor says soon trans men will be able to receive penis transplant surgery 

 

The doctor that has pioneered penis transplant surgery believes that soon it will become possible to operate a successful transplant.

“This would be a quantum leap if you were able to transplant a real penile structure. It’s certainly pushing the boundaries,” plastic surgeon Curtis Cetrulo, M.D. told MedPage Today.

“We’re ready to do it, and we could do it pretty soon if we get it approved,” the Boston doctor claimed.

Cetrulo, who works at Massachusetts General Hospital, was the first to complete a successful penis surgery in 2016. Now he has to convince the medical community and hospital administration that it can be done.

Doctor says soon trans men will be able to receive penis transplant surgery

Tags: Anatomy, Discovery, LGBTQ, Science, Self-esteem, Sex, Sex Identity, Study, Surgery

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10-Oct-2020




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