Bad luck? Knocking on wood can undo jinx: study Much of the fury displayed by self-appointed defenders of science against "pseudo" science and metaphysics is misdirected. We should rather be much more seriously studying and exploiting the placebo effect in all its manifestations, and in general the connections between one's thoughts, one's health and well-being, and the creation of one's external reality.
People who exercised more than four hours per week in their leisure time had a 19 percent lower risk of high blood pressure than people who didn’t exercise much; Physical activity at work was not linked to a lower risk of high blood pressure
More corollary and direct evidence for the hygiene theory of disease:
Vacuum Dust: A Previously Unknown Disease Vector Striving to be extra-clean doesn't necessarily make us healthier.
Adults who move to farming areas where they experience a wider range of environmental exposures than in cities may reduce the symptoms of their hypersensitivities and allergies considerably
Scientists who share data publicly receive more citations Science v. practice of science, episode n+1.
Boosting testosterone can promote generosity, but only when there is no threat of competition What? It's more complicated than we thought?
Success in transferring the trait that associates nitrogen-fixing bacteria in legumes to other crops; enormous environmental and economic benefits eyed
Playing with blocks may help children's spatial and math thinking Gee, d'ya think?
Genetic study: the first significant expansion of human populations appears to be much older than the emergence of farming and herding, dating back to the Paleolithic (60,000-80,000 years ago) rather than Neolithic age (10,000 years ago)
Take a tour in 1950 of the Wurlitzer jukebox factory, a remarkable film on many levels.
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