Bizarre

2 July 2024

Ancient Egyptian scribes suffered back pain after sitting awkwardly for too long

Ancient Egyptian scribes suffered back pain from sitting down for too long. A new study has revealed how the repetitive tasks carried out by high-status men with the ability to write ...

2 July 2024

Eating lots of ultra-processed foods raises early death risk

People who gorge on ultra-processed foods (UPFs) are far more likely to die at a younger age. Boffins from the National Cancer Institute in the US found that older adults - ...

28 June 2024

Britain's most tattooed mum won't go to the seaside as she frightens children

The most tattooed mother in Britain can't go to the seaside because she scares the children. Melissa Sloan has over 800 inkings and gets three new ones each week but her ...

28 June 2024

Radioactive rhinos could prevent poaching

Radioactive material has been injected into rhino horns in an attempt to reduce poaching. Experts in South Africa have injected the material into the horns of 20 of the animals in ...

28 June 2024

Mothers harm children's language with smartphone usage

Mothers glued to their smartphones are harming their children's language development. Researchers have discovered that mums speak to their offspring up to 26 per cent less when they are using their ...

28 June 2024

South Korea mourns nation's first robot suicide

A robot has committed suicide in South Korea. The civil servant robot was found unresponsive last week after apparently throwing itself down a flight of stairs at the Gumi city council ...

27 June 2024

Vitamin supplements do not extend your life

Taking vitamins daily does not help people live longer. The supplements promise health benefits ranging from immune systems boosts to strong bones but regularly taking them has no impact on how ...

27 June 2024

Teenagers are happy with single life

Modern teenagers are happy to be single. A new study has revealed that those aged between 14 and 20 are more satisfied without a romantic partner compared to their counterparts from ...

27 June 2024

Scientists reveal that greenhouse gases are a key sign of alien life on other planets

Scientists have found a new way of discovering if alien life exists on a planet. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have discovered that signatures of greenhouse gases - ...

27 June 2024

Singing lemurs could show how humans evolved to create music

Lemurs could hold vital clues about the origin of human music. A study of "singing" Indris lemurs that live in the Madagascan rainforest has revealed that the animals have learned to ...

26 June 2024

Brain implant could reduce prison sentences to just minutes

Prisoners could serve their sentences in mere minutes with an implant that loads the brain with memories and triggers emotions. The unique Cognify concept will see criminals hooked up to a ...

26 June 2024

China becomes first country to collect samples from far side of the Moon

China has become the first country on Earth to gather samples from the far side of the Moon. A re-entry capsule landed in rural Inner Mongolia on Tuesday (25.06.24) with samples ...

26 June 2024

Laziness puts two billion people worldwide at risk of deadly diseases

Laziness is putting almost two billion people around the world at risk of numerous diseases. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that one in three of the global population do ...

26 June 2024

New nightly pill could stop heavy snoring

A nightly pill could prevent heavy snoring. Trials have shown that many volunteers saw symptoms of disrupted breathing and broken sleep almost halved after taking the drug treatment. The tablet is thought ...

25 June 2024

Earth is woefully prepared for an asteroid strike

The Earth is poorly prepared for an asteroid strike. A worrying new report published by NASA and the US government has revealed that the human race would be unlikely to respond ...

25 June 2024

Rabbits get high after eating lettuce

Rabbits are getting high on lettuce. Bunny owners have been warned of the myths about what the animals should be fed as part of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) and these included ...

25 June 2024

Fears grow about brain-attacking virus that is carried by sloths

Concerns are growing over a brain-attacking virus that is carried by sloths. Infections of the Oropouche virus are emerging far away from the Amazon rainforest and scientists fear that areas in ...

25 June 2024

Long-term loneliness doubles danger of strokes

Loneliness doubles the risk of stroke. Research has found that adults aged 50 and older who have experienced chronic isolation had a 56 per cent increased risk of stroke compared to ...

24 June 2024

Homosexual activity in animals is more common than thought

Homosexual activity in animals is more common than suspected. Biologists at the University of Toronto have found that gay behaviour in the animal kingdom has been "widely observed" in creatures ranging ...

24 June 2024

Cats hate their owners and plot against them

Cats hate their owners. A new study has found that feline lovers have been mauled, spied on and had their property wrecked by their moggies. The research by Burns Pet Nutrition found ...

24 June 2024

Pets can sense when they are about to die

Pets sense when they are going to die. Boffin Dr. Rupert Sheldrake has claimed that evidence shows that pets provide a "last rally" to provide comfort for their owners before they ...
24 June 2024

Weight-loss drugs ease heart failure symptoms

Weight-loss jabs reduce the symptoms of heart failure. A trial has discovered that semaglutide - known by the brand names Ozempic and Wegovy - provided the same benefits to both men ...

21 June 2024

Heart muscle can be 'regenerated' by gentle shockwaves

Doctors have "regenerated" heart muscle for the first time using shockwaves. People who were given the treatment after a bypass surgery were shown to have clinically improved a year later compared ...

21 June 2024

Fantasy football places mental health at risk

Playing fantasy football can result in poor mental health. Research has found that players who invested more time and money into the game - which involves picking players from a particular ...