What’s in your pencil can change the world. Graphene, which is in the tip of that No2 pencil (in the form of graphite), has some incredible properties. In a recent study, researchers created a new method using graphene to control the beating of human heart cells in a petri dish. Knowing how heart cells work … Continue reading graphene bits
Sneezing is an odd, useful way for the body to remove irritants. Anyone with allergies or a cold in vogue will also feel the incredible frustration over serial sneezing. Big sneezes are enough to shock our neighbours and disrupt any quiet once gathered. Bigger sneezes can rupture your throat. The sneeze that broke Recently, a … Continue reading a shocking sneeze
Casual Fridays see their fair share of odd outfits, but costume capes are still a rare sight. They are not appropriate office attire and management won’t shudder to send a cape-wearer to HR for education. There are exceptions, though, like when the boss makes you wear one. Why are they wearing capes? Capes, like the … Continue reading wearing a cape at work
Your muscles sustain your elegance, even as you sit still. Many of us spend hours a day sitting still, save for our fingers clacking away at the keyboard. Those fingers also use muscles, but other muscles are used and abused without conscious thought. The muscles of your back and neck are especially improperly positioned during … Continue reading knot in the back
Some time during my childhood, there was buzz about classical music making you smarter. Was it a scheme cooked up by classical music enthusiasts feeling neglected in the modern frenzy? Or disgruntled violin teachers looking to make extra profit? I don't know who started it, but it is a rumour with endurance. I latched onto … Continue reading does classical music really make you smarter?