Category: research

Research suggests that in an eight-hour day, the average worker…

Research suggests that in an eight-hour day, the average worker is only productive for two hours and 53 minutes.

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In Russia, there is a monument to honor laboratory mice that…

In Russia, there is a monument to honor laboratory mice that have lost their lives furthering scientific research.

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Horses can communicate with humans by pointing to symbols….

Horses can communicate with humans by pointing to symbols. Researchers trained the horses to understand 3 symbols which meant “blanket on,” “blanket off,” and “no change.” After training they were tested in different weather conditions and researchers found the choices matched the weather.

Researchers from Yale introduced the concept of money to…

Researchers from Yale introduced the concept of money to monkeys, and soon after, they began paying for sex.

A Duke University research revealed that men tolerate sleep…

A Duke University research revealed that men tolerate sleep deprivation better than women. When women don’t get enough sleep, they suffer mentally and physically. They are at high risk of developing heart disease, depression, or blood clots, while men suffer fewer consequences.

In 1996 and 1997, Emily Rosa, 9, tested 21 therapeutic touch…

In 1996 and 1997, Emily Rosa, 9, tested 21 therapeutic touch practitioners whether their claims to detect “human energy fields” were true. After finding they were right only 44% of the time, she published the results on 1998, becoming the youngest person to have a research paper published.

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The average, commercial-sized public pool contains about 20…

The average, commercial-sized public pool contains about 20 gallons of pee.

The perfect length of time to be on vacation is 8 days. Your…

The perfect length of time to be on vacation is 8 days. Your health and wellness levels rise rapidly while on vacation, but they peak on the 8th day and return to baseline within your first week back no matter how long you’re gone. Because lengthier vacations don’t seem to make a difference, experts say the key to improved overall satisfaction is to take more vacations, not longer ones.

Isaac Newton had a dog called “Diamond” who knocked over a…

Isaac Newton had a dog called “Diamond” who knocked over a candle and set fire to twenty years worth of his research.

A researcher once played a recording of an elephant who had…

A researcher once played a recording of an elephant who had died. The sound was coming from a speaker hidden in a thicket. The elephant family went wild calling, looking all around. The dead elephant’s daughter called for days afterward. The researchers never again did such a thing.