German scientists unlock the secret of jazz music’s ‘swing’
It’s been nearly 100 years since Duke Ellington recorded ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing’, and science has just caught up.
Petting dogs is good for your brain – but they have to be real
Petting a dog lights up the part of the brain that regulates and processes social and emotional interactions, a new study has found.
People like product reviews with swearwords in them
Next time you’re writing an online review, consider dropping an F-bomb or two, if the platform allows it.
Science has finally worked out why dudes send nudes
Finally, we know why some men send dick pics – to get nudes in return, or sex.
Scientists make beer nicer by genetically engineering it to have more ‘banana’ flavour
Scientists say they’ve found a way to make beer tastier using genetic engineering. But they’re not entirely sure why it works.
Erect nipple-shaming common despite being ‘uncontrollable’ – study
People think women whose nipples get erect when sexually aroused are more promiscuous and less intelligent than those who don’t, a new study has found.
Parents’ politics leave mark on kids as young as three – study
Kids with conservative parents are more likely to punish wrongdoers from outside their own groups than kids with liberal parents, a new study has found.
People who get bored easily more likely to do dumb stuff – study
Idle hands can indeed be the devil’s playthings, if the results of a new study are to be believed.
‘Political bullshit’ more likely to work on right-wingers
Just why right-wing people fall for bullshit isn’t clear. A couple of possible explanations are noted in the study.
Scientists ‘discover’ obvious way to limit scooter head injuries
People who fall off scooters should try to shield their heads with their arms before they hit the ground, experts say.
Cow mucus lube shows promise as condom alternative
Don’t want to wear a condom? How about just smearing some cow mucus down there?
The very unsurprising reason bad weather seems to reduce violent crime
Contrary to the film noir myth, it turns out violent crime actually drops when it rains.
‘Mandela effect’ exists, and no one seems to know why
At least according to a study which we assume the results of won’t have changed by tomorrow.
Earth too cold? Just move Jupiter
Scientists might have found an unlikely way to make Earth an even better place to live.
Solar-powered cyborg cockroaches are here, inventor promises they won’t go out-of-control
So preoccupied whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think. blah blah blah.
Men gamble more if told they’re lucky, even if they think superstition is bollocks
Men are more superstitious than women when it comes to money, new research has found.
Getting old doesn’t make you right-wing, it’s children (but maybe not forever) – study
Older folks say it’s their age and wisdom that’s made them conservartive… but it’s probably not.