Think of yawns and you start yawning Amazing facts on yawn

October 21st, 2008

The topic is sure to induce yawn in anyone who reads it with a cascading effect of yawning on people around. Science proves that anyone reading about yawn is bound to yawn. Yawning is found to be contagious and triggers 55% of people to yawn on the sight of somebody yawning. Researchers kept the yawner’s eyes open and the mouth covered and the invisible yawn caught other spectators yawning. So eyes too communicate yawn besides mouth. This is interesting to delve deep about yawn and the scientific truth behind yawning.

Yawn has been a subject of superstitions since the historical Mayan age. The Greeks and the Mayans believed that the mouth should be closed while yawning to prevent the soul from escaping through the mouth. Evidence suggests that the mechanism used by group of animals to communicate a change in the environment or body condition to each other in the [...] Continue Reading…

Do We Live in Our Ears?

October 18th, 2008

Scientific research never ceases to amuse you, and neither does history. The wonders of these fields of knowledge came to the spotlight, most incredibly, in health sciences. Dr. Robin Kelly, an alternative health expert, recently published his groundbreaking book The Human Antenna in which he tells about treating acute neck and back pain of his patients by placing tiny needles in specific tender points on their ears. This remarkable fact becomes truly fascinating when we are told that ancient Chinese healers also used to treat diseases by this method – known popularly as acupuncture. One is naturally curious to know how inserting needles in the ear can treat the pain felt in the rest of the body. The explanation is even more mind-blowing.

Let us take the case of a hologram, i.e. a three-dimensional image of an object created by means of laser technology. Suppose you want to create such [...] Continue Reading…

Lets understand DNA

October 17th, 2008

Whoever said DNA is exclusive pattern of identity should look deep into this piece of news – Lydia Fairchild of State of Washington became one of the 50 people in the world to be born with two different sets of DNA. Source: Ripley’s Believe it or not!

Two things are clear from this piece of news; the possibility of more than one DNA in a person and there are already 50 people known possessing dual sets of DNA. Scientific community has called the people with different sets of DNA as ‘chimeras’.

For most of us, the term DNA instantly recollects the tests conducted for identity, or paternity for forensic study or legal cases. A search on DNA brings forth a lot of jargon comprehensible only by the scientific fraternity. DNA is the core factor that drives the thesis and experiments in most of the life saving research projects.

The fact is DNA [...] Continue Reading…