Tuesday, January 26, 2010
When human measures for intelligence are applied to other species, dolphins come in just behind humans in brainpower, according to new research. Dolphins demonstrate skills and awareness previously thought to be present only in humans.
New MRI scans show that dolphin brains are four to five times larger for their body size when compared to another animal of similar size.
Monday, January 25, 2010
From the BBC:
The lack of sleep also increases a man's stress hormone levels.
According to the New Scientist study, women who share a bed fare better because they sleep more deeply.
Professor Gerhard Kloesch and colleagues at the University of Vienna studied eight unmarried, childless couples in their 20s.
Each couple was asked to spend 10 nights sleeping together and 10 apart while the scientists assessed their rest patterns with questionnaires and wrist activity monitors.
The next day the couples were asked to perform simple cognitive tests and had their stress hormone levels checked.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Yes, I know it's late and it's been a while. Sometimes we all need a bit of a break. Okay...maybe I had a little too much fun. Nuff said. Enjoy.
Nick Pitera singing 'A Whole New World' -- both male and female parts. I kid you not.