Sorry, What Did You Say?

Are you able to zone out in a noisy room and just focus on one thing? I know that I am able to do this when I am really into a book and I block every other sound out when I am reading. Are you able to focus on only one voice in a room […]

Sweet Genes Not So Sweet

Do you enjoy eating foods that taste sweet? Do you also like to eat meat? Well, what would you do if you ate so much meat that your genes responsible for detecting the sweet taste suddenly stopped? Would you be upset? I certainly would be. Thankfully, humans do not have to worry about this problem […]

Lack of Sleep = Excited Brain

Do you get enough sleep during the week? With exams, college applications and numerous extracurricular activities, it is easy to lose track of time and stay up all night working on homework. Personally, I know that I do not get enough sleep every night. However, I did not know that the later people stay awake, the more their […]

Tasting Colors?!

Last year while doing a practice SAT reading section, I came across a story about a condition called synesthesia. If you have never heard of it before, you’re not alone. Synesthesia is a very rare, sense-mixing condition in which people taste colors or see smells. Sounds crazy, right? According to studies, 3% of the world […]

Eek! I hate that sound!

Do you get goose bumps when you hear nails dragged across a chalkboard? Do you have to cover your ears and wonder why this sounds makes you so uncomfortable? If you have, fear no more! A recent study was conducted by scientists to discover why certain noises make people cringe. The study consisted of 104 […]

Human Health in the Hands of a Naked Mole Rat?

         What do you think of when you see a naked mole rat? Do you think it is hideous because it has no fur? Do you think you would want to pet it? Whatever you think about this animal, you would never expect that it could improve human health. Who knew they […]