Tag: science

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Testosterone Hype and Reality

You gotta love the name: TestoJack100. And many people no doubt love the claims: that the supplement "supports male reproductive function and healthy testosterone levels." And while TestoJack100 marketeers don't actually claim that their product boosts testosterone, that message is hard to miss, particularly in the assertion that it is […]

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Hate To Exercise? It Could Be Genetic

Is there anything, anything at all, that is not genetic? It doesn't seem so. Researchers at McMaster University have identified a gene whose absence appears to make naturally energetic animals unnaturally lethargic.  Medical News Today reports that the researchers made their unexpected finding while working with healthy, specially-bred mice, some […]

Runners’ High: Endorphins Don’t Do It
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Runners’ High: Endorphins Don’t Do It

Endorphins, as Gretchen Reynolds describes them, are “the world’s sole celebrity peptide,” and are given credit for runners’ high, that sweet sense of mild euphoria that many athletes feel after prolonged exercise. But wait. Now come spoil sport scientists with some disenfranchising news about enphorphin molecules: they’re big, really big, […]

Attitude

Uh Oh, Life = Negative Exponential Curve

If you suspect that the conclusion of two French scientists that physical and intellectual abilities of humans eventually follow an "irreversible negative exponential curve" is bad news, you are correct. Springer Select news service reports that Geoffroy Berthelot and Stephane Len, both researchers at the IRMES (Institut de Recherche bioM├ędicale […]

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Gossip Changes The Way We Look At People

Do tell anyone, but gossip changes our behavior, whether we intend to change it or not –compelling us to look harder and longer at people associated with unpleasant behavior. The Washington Post reports that researchers at Northeastern University required 59 college students to view a several faces, each one accompanied […]