/ 04 August 2021

Get dancin’, get eatin’, and powerful bacteria

Walking and dancing could slow or stave off memory decline as we age. A new study says that white matter, which connects and supports the cells in our brains, remodels itself when we get jiggy with it.

Sure, bacteria might be responsible for gonorrhoea and tetanus, but it could also be partly responsible for life on Earth. Scientists reckon that as the planet’s rotation slowed down, the days got longer, and continuous daylight created weird bacteria that produced lots of life-sustaining oxygen. As our unhelpful school careers counsellor used to say, everything leads to everything…

If you’re hoping for a successful date, don’t be a fussy eater. Researchers in Pennsylvania say that people who are more open to trying new foods are perceived as more desirable. You are what you eat…

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