Category: research

There was a research paper which claimed that people who jump out of an airplane with an empty backpack have the same chances of surviving as those who jump with a parachute. It only stated that the plane was grounded in the second part of the paper.

The whole purpose was to point out the flaws in randomized controlled trials and to set an example for journalists who rush to report sensational news without a thorough research.

Physicists at Washington State University created ‘negative mass’ where unlike every known physical object in the world, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards.

80% of mass shooters showed no interest in violent video games, a researcher found.

80% of mass shooters showed no interest in violent video games, a researcher found.

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 have lost their lives furthering scientific research.

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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 monkeys, and soon after, they began paying for sex.

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 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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