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Did the Greeks have disability access?

Did the Greeks have disability access?

We have a tendency to pat ourselves on the back in modern society. Sure the ancient Egyptians created marvels like the pyramids but they weren’t as great as us. Of course, the Greeks were an amazing civilization but did they have the genius and innovation that we do today? Yes, the Mayan people could build amazing structures and understood the world but were they kind and caring to those who are less fortunate, as we claim to be? The truth is that we have lost so much knowledge about ancient civilizations that we often assume they were poorly developed. While...

According to science this happens to your brain when you are in love

According to science this happens to your brain when you are in love

When you’re in love, you’re like to slip into a state of euphoria. You feel happy, obsessed, and relaxed. Well, researchers have discovered that love causes immense changes in brain's functionality. Here is how love affects your brain leading to passionate liking towards each other as you spend  more time together: Source: Department of Neurobiology- Harvard University Love Leads to a Hormone Rush in Your Body Whenever you fall in love, your body responds by producing a cocktail of hormones. Some of the chemicals produced include oxytocin, dopamine, testosterone, adrenaline, and estrogen. Source: Redbubble When these hormones get to the...

Why people listen to songs over and over

Why people listen to songs over and over

My friend Frederick Conrad happens to be a bit of an amateur pollster. In his spare time, he decided to get 204 willing survey participants to track how many times they listen to their favorite songs. His goal: prove that it wasn't weird that he listened to Katy Perry's California girls at least seven times a day (he's still weird). The results of his polling aren’t surprising: 86% of people surveyed listened to their favorite song at least once per week50% listened to their favorite song everyday60% of people said they would listen to their favorite songs multiple times each...

How long does it take the body to recover from smoking?

How long does it take the body to recover from smoking?

While the world knows that smoking is bad for you, not many people know how long it takes to recover from smoking once you have stopped. A new study has revealed just how long it takes your body to get over smoking and the results are quite surprising. It can often feel like the world is starting to move on from smoking. The health impact is huge as it increases the risk of cancer and many other deadly diseases. Still, today one in four of those suffering from cardiovascular disease are there because they smoked. It is one of the...

Farming and agriculture within warmer climates poses significant risk

Farming and agriculture within warmer climates poses significant risk

A substantial portion of the UK's food and other agricultural products are grown abroad. Many of these crops are grown within tropical and sub-tropical environments and depend on the surrounding natural ecosystem to provide countless services, including animal pollination. Agricultural operations along with other threats like climate change has lead to decreasing wildlife populations, habitat loss and other threats to biodiversity. Recent studies have shown that plant and animal populations found within Mediterranean environments are especially vulnerable to these threats. Threats to tropical environments Research indicates that converting Mediterranean and tropical habitats into usable farmland can result in the loss...

Did you know? Mr. Bean has a master’s degree

Did you know? Mr. Bean has a master’s degree

Rowan Atkinson played the character of Mr. Bean for years, and he has a master's degree in Electrical Engineering. Initially, he got his undergraduate Electrical Engineering degree from Newcastle University, and then he applied for the master's degree in The Queen's College Oxford in 1975. During his degree, Rowan pursued acting in parallel. He joined acting clubs like the Oxford University Dramatic Society, the Oxford Revue, and the Experimental Theatre Club. Atkinson's masters were also the time he developed the character of Mr. Bean. The basis of this character was a 'child in a grown man's body,' and it followed...

Will 5G really change the world?

Will 5G really change the world?

5G has been at the top of the news and hype cycle for a few years now. The fifth generation of mobile is already starting to roll out across the world and we are told that once the rollouts are complete it will change our lives forever. Is 5G as revolutionary as some say or is it just the next evolution of mobile connectivity? The introduction of 4G had a massive impact on global connectivity. It offered higher speeds and greater data caps to consumers and businesses and changed how we used the internet outside our homes. If you consider...

Where did the phrase ‘booby trap’ come from?

Where did the phrase ‘booby trap’ come from?

The term "booby trap" has been a mystery to those unfamiliar with its etymology for many years. Though the word "booby" is considered to be a crude term for a woman's chest area, it began as a word serving as an insult for someone that was considered a fool. Thus, the full phrase "booby trap" was coined to describe a type of trap or prank that somebody would have to be a fool to fall victim to. The word "booby" originates from the Spanish term "bobo," meaning "one who is easily cheated, stupid, fool," and other synonyms describing a person...

The new technology that allows you to taste anything in the world

The new technology that allows you to taste anything in the world

There are some incredible foods in the world and not enough time or money to try them all. Some of us will never get to eat at the best restaurants because we lack the funds or can’t get halfway around the world. Others have had our favorite foods but can never experience them again as the restaurant has closed down. Food can be a source of disappointment. When you try to eat healthily it can be great for your body but we all know that broccoli is never going to be as delicious as a juicy burger. That is life...

Can the world handle the growing population?

Can the world handle the growing population?

The population is an increasing cause for concern for most environmentalists. Today the planet is being put under more and more strain by the people of the world and as the population continues to increase it will only get worse. The population of 7.8 billion people is the largest the world has ever seen and it will only continue to increase. The United Nations estimates that by 2050 the population will be 9.6 billion people. Will the world be able to cope? The issue forces us to ask the question, what is the highest population the world can actually handle?...

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