Monthly Archives: May 2014
Okay guys, this time we’re going to make PEOPLE live forever. In our hearts. Nah, I’m just kidding let’s talk about something cool today.
So, like the science geek I am, I’m here to tell you that a certain scientist (Wouter De Haes), discovered that one of the world’s most widely used diabetic medication also slow down aging and increases lifespan. You learn something new everyday, right?
A lot of things are “immortal,” like Einstein or Elvis who have been immortalized with something they were known for. But today, we got ourselves a really real immortal fella. What is known as the immortal jellyfish, turritopsis dohrnii, is biologically immortal.
So what it does is that once it reaches the end of its lifetime, the jellyfish reverts back to its polyp state. That means that it goes back to its first stage of life, so that it can grow back into an adult again. So long as the little jelly isn’t eaten, it lives forever. Oh yeah, lobsters aren’t immortal if you guys saw that rumor laying around anywhere.
Have you ever that yawning has yet to be scientifically explained? WELL NOT ANYMORE!!! Today, scientists cracked the code of the mythical yawn. As you all may very well know (I’m talking to those late night studying students or workaholics) yawning is associated with sleep or boredom. However, you may not know that yawning may also be done in the anticipation of important things or stress. And I’m just here to say that some people think that yawning takes in more oxygen, however that is quite untrue.
OKAY. The new part is that scientists have performed research which points towards the belief that yawning is to “cool” the brain. Basically, taking that huge gulp of air helps to regulate the temperature in your brain. Scientists also discovered a pattern which supports this hypothesis. They did their research in Arizona and Vienna, where scientists recorded the amount of people yawning in the summer and winter. It turns out that yawning occurred much more frequently in temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius. This then shows that people tend to yawn in certain temperatures. I never really noticed it myself, but I do tend to yawn a lot more in than winter than when I’m kicking my sheets around on a hot summer night.