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wolf yawn contangion
2014-09-01 03:30:40

Kayla Graham, PLOS Social bonds may increase yawning contagion between wolves Wolves may be susceptible to yawn contagion, according to a study published August 27, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Teresa Romero from The University of Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues. Researchers suggest that contagious yawning may be linked to human capacity for empathy, but little evidence apart from studies on primates, exists that links contagious yawning to empathy in other animals....

2014-08-28 23:17:41

By meditating or thinking only positive thoughts while breathing through the Pulmonica, the benefits of relaxation and anxiety relief are increased. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The Pulmonica is a specially constructed and tuned Pulmonary Harmonica that produces deep, resonant, meditative sounds that can be felt vibrating in the lungs and sinuses. No musical talent is needed to use it – just taking long, slow, deep and complete breaths through the Pulmonica always sounds...

sweat tattoo
2014-08-14 05:54:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tattoos have been used for many purposes over the years. In ancient times, and in indigenous cultures, they have been representations of status and position. In our more recent past, they were used by sailors, soldiers and bikers to show membership in a "club." Today, they serve cosmetic purposes from covering scars to wearable art. It makes one wonder what the future of tattoos might be. A new study, presented at the 248th National...

bonobos and empathy yawning
2014-08-13 03:00:36

PeerJ An answer from the first direct comparison of yawn contagion in humans and bonobos Whether or not humans are the only empathic beings is still under debate. In a new study, researchers directly compared the 'yawn contagion' effect between humans and bonobos (our closest evolutionary cousins). By doing so they were able to directly compare the empathic abilities of ourselves with another species, and found that a close relationship between individuals is more important to their...

2014-08-05 23:12:35

Simply G Media Network today announces the release of an interview with Entrepreneur and ViMillioniare GJ Reynolds on Simply G Radio Show with host Neil Haley, the Total Tutor. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Neil Haley, the Total Tutor host of the Simply G Radio Show, interviewed Entrepreneur and ViMillioniare GJ Reynolds to find out about the importance of having a growth environment in business. Reynolds is an original founding member in the company ViSalus and is now a 5 Star...

goose bumps
2014-06-25 05:33:12

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Emotions are often considered relative states that are difficult to measure. It may not be far off in the future, however, when scientists will be able to quantify emotional states. A team of researchers at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea have developed a sensor that can directly measure the degree and occurrence of goose bumps, technically known as piloerection. This wearable device measures 20mm x 20mm. Goose bumps occur because of...

2014-06-24 12:34:21

Wearable Human-Machine Interface Developed at KAIST in South Korea Quantitatively Measures Goose Bumps -- a Step Toward Direct Detection of Human Emotional States WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can emotional states be measured quantitatively, and if so what would advertising, manufacturing and social media companies do with that data? Imagine a world in which a consumer's real-time physical and emotional response helped to determine his/her experience of music,...

2014-05-21 23:01:42

A recent study proves chronic vomiting in cats to be more serious than previously thought. Damariscotta, ME (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Recent studies suggest that both veterinarians and owners have been in a period of denial concerning the seriousness of cats vomiting more than a few times monthly. Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic is taking special precautions testing and treating chronic vomiting in cats in light of the new findings. In the past, many thought that things like rapid food...

2014-05-09 23:08:21

Ultimate Flatulence Cure created by Joseph Arnold is a new program that provides people with natural remedies, techniques, tips, and detailed instructions on how to eliminate their flatulence effectively. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Ultimate Flatulence Cure is a new program developed by Joseph Arnold, who has many years of experience in the health industry. The program provides people with natural...

2014-05-09 13:42:49

Institute of Physics An implantable device that reduces blood pressure by sending electrical signals to the brain has been created by a group of researchers in Germany. The device has successfully reduced the blood pressure in rats by 40 per cent without any major side effects, and could offer hope for a significant proportion of patients worldwide who do not respond to existing medical treatment for the condition. The first results have been published today, 9 May, in IOP...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'