Worming to the Centre of the Earth – Turning Your Core Healthier

Are you fond of gardening? Growing your own vegetables?

You might not enjoy any of those activities, but during your childhood you probably enjoyed digging a hole in the ground searching for buried treasure or even to see how deep you could dig.

How do I know this? You weren’t alone.

Behold, earthworms!

Single Earthworm in Soil: https://www.tes.com/lessons/U62a2P9vQM0fvQ/earthworms-in-the-garden

These squirmy little friends of ours are integral to the ground beneath us as they decompose organic material into soil which then work as nutrients for plants to feed off in order to grow naturally and successfully.

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Anxiety: The deception from the brain

 

Anxious people are not feeble-minded.

It is their brains that play the fool with them.

 

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It is very normal to worry about scary things – like speaking in front of hundreds of people, or losing someone you love. However, life gets much more complex when you start to feel fear in every single thing.

Anxiety sufferers view the world differently. What bother them are the things that you might believe are nothing to worry about. Imagine how you would live when you feel fear on everyday tasks such as driving, going to the place with people, or even opening the door for pizza delivery. The life would never be easy.

I can hear some of you saying. ‘Why don’t they just not worry?’, ‘they are being crazy’, ‘get over it’

Well, it is not something that they can put some efforts and get over the fear. It is actually their brain’s responsibility to confuse neutral everyday stuffs with such a massive disaster.

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Approach Gravitational Waves Via 3 Questions

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected the gravitational waves! We did it!”

The whole world is fascinated by this exciting announcement. For the first time, scientists have observed a temporary gravitational signal generated by two black holes crashing together, confirming a prediction from Albert Einstein 100 years ago.

Experiments of detecting gravitational waves have been conducted since the 1960s. However, as the waves are incredibly weak, even Einstein was skeptical that they would ever be detected.

So how did scientists finally detect gravitational waves?

The answers lie in the Einstein’ s theory of general relativity and the most precise detector ever built, Advanced LIGO!

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Why we need to ban this common pesticide

Low levels of exposure are supposed to be harmless, but the evidence suggests otherwise

In a recent study , Valeria Rivero Osimani and her colleagues have found that the exposure of a pregnant woman to organophosphate pesticides can affect the functioning of the placenta.

This research adds yet another hazard to the growing list of dangers involved with the use of these pesticides.

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Caldera Me, Maybe? The Truth About Volcanic Disasters

Something’s brewing in America that could devastate mankind—and we aren’t talking about Trump.

There’s no single natural disaster quite as destructive as a volcanic eruption.

A single volcano can knock cities off the map. It can cause global climate change, instantly. It can even wipe out half of all life on earth.

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And you thought global warming was bad…

Fortunately, how these eruptions happen is well understood. Scientists know exactly what makes a supervolcano such as America’s Yellowstone blow its top.

At least… they thought they did. But a recent paper by volcanologist Agust Gudmundsson has suggested that everything we thought we knew about how the largest eruptions happen is wrong.

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Sacrifice One Tooth to Benefit the Jaw

A recent study by Associate Professor Koray Halicioglu and his team have shone light on the martyr we know as our first molars.

People are petrified of the dentist, and there’s a nasty image painted of the rusty pliers, long needles and powerful drills used to tear out our perfectly good teeth.

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X-ray of Human Teeth. Photo credit: K Redston

But this new study shows that taking out the first permanent molars allows for not only healthier teeth in the long term, but also helps wisdom teeth erupt faster.

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On the prowl: tigers in distress

Its 3:30pm and dinner time for the big cats. The crowd begins to gather outside the glass and inside you can see the tigers pacing back and forth, tails twitching. The heads of the crowd move as one; mesmerized by the toing and froing of the great beasts. Such restless movements are almost synonymous with the proud creatures in front of us.

But, it really shouldn’t be.

The problem

Pacing, along with other activities such as head shaking and chewing each other’s tails, are all stereotypical behaviours. These behaviours are an indicator of poor animal welfare; a coping mechanism for fear or boredom.

And, what is even more concerning is that a recent study found that the captive tigers spent 23% of their daylight hours acting out these stereotypical behaviours.

Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1558787814000379

Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1558787814000379

These behaviours peak between two times every day; between 10am to 11am and 3pm to 4pm.

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To tan or not to tan; is that even a question?

If there’s anything Slip! Slop! Slap! has taught us, it’s if you don’t want to get skin cancer, you need to protect yourself against the sun. But what the Victorian Council’s message didn’t teach us, was that it’s not only the sun which can give us skin cancer. Tanning beds contribute to an astronomically high 2 in 3 Australians developing skin cancer before 70.

The risks associated with tanning beds have always been a muddy subject with misinformation getting flung around. Whether or not you can develop skin cancer (you can), if it’s a safe way to get vitamin D (it’s not), whether or not base tans will protect you (they won’t), etcetera etcetera.

And it looks like there’s another lesser known, very important risk to add to the list.

A study published last year has revealed that even when you leave the death tanning bed, you can still develop melanoma skin cancer within the next three hours.

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Child Aggression: Prevention is Better Than Cure

Ever heard of child aggression? Or wondered why some children tended to be more aggressive than others?  

angry boyWell, this year, researchers from the United States of America, have managed to pinpoint what the early predictors of child aggression are.

Childhood aggression has been linked to outcomes such as juvenile delinquency and even mental health problems.

The study of 100 families has managed to define the relationship between certain factors, such as a child’s inhibitory control, gender, siblings and maternal education and depression symptoms, and child aggression.

This research will allow early prediction and prevention of aggression in children, so as to curb the problem before it surfaces.

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To your good health: the key to happiness in old age

Health and happiness.

They’re society’s ultimate pursuits. Young or old, we all want them regardless of what stage of life we are at.

But achieving them can become more difficult as we get older. Your physical health can suffer, as you are more likely to become ill or disabled. Factors like loneliness and lack of income after retirement can also increase your risk of developing a mental health condition like depression.

But is there a connection between the two?

Does your level of health affect your happiness in old age?

The scientists behind this study from the University of Bordeaux in France say that it does. They have found there is a very strong link between the physical health of the elderly, and their level of happiness.

Source: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/older-people/obe-campaign

Source: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/older-people/obe-campaign

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