Bizarre

11 June 2024

Successful athletes have to be ruthless and manipulative

Ruthlessness and manipulation are essential traits for a successful athlete. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University investigated the personalities and relationship quality of over 300 elite athletes - including swimmers, cyclists and ...

11 June 2024

Elephants have their own names

Elephants have names for each other. A new study has revealed that the land mammals are the first non-human animals that are known to use names that do not involve imitation. For ...

10 June 2024

Aliens are too scared to make contact with Earth

Aliens could be too frightened to make contact with the human race. Expert Professor Frederick Walter says there is a "100 per cent chance" of other forms of life existing elsewhere ...

10 June 2024

Psychedelic drugs have been 'overhyped' as mental illness cure

Psychedelic drugs have been "overhyped" as a possible cure for mental illnesses. Neuropsychologist Andy Mitchell has spent more than 1,000 hours tripping on 17 substances as a part of the research ...

10 June 2024

Swearing has a range of positive health benefits

Swearing can be beneficial for a person's health. Scientists suggest that cursing is a "cathartic" method of releasing frustration and leads to less depression and anxiety than politeness. A study of 98 ...

10 June 2024

Taking Viagra could ward off dementia

Viagra could help to stave off dementia. The little blue pill is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men but a study has shown that it improves blood flow to the ...

7 June 2024

'Dead' woman at funeral home turned out to be alive

A woman moved to a funeral home after being declared 'dead' stunned staff when it turned out she was alive. Constance Glantz, 74, was thought to have passed away in a ...

7 June 2024

Overweight kids are less intelligent

Overweight children are less intelligent than their colleagues. Scientists in the US have tracked more than 5,000 kids aged between nine and 11 and found that those with a higher body ...

7 June 2024

Trout are getting high on drugs in the sea

Trout are becoming hooked on drugs dumped in the sea. Substances ranging from anti-depressants to cocaine are seeping into streams and rivers and are leaving stoned trout without fear of their ...

7 June 2024

Toothpaste sweetener increases heart attack and stroke risk

A sweetener found in toothpaste has been linked to a rise in heart attacks and strokes. New research has revealed that increased consumption of foods and products containing the sweetener xylitol ...

6 June 2024

Dementia test can spot disease nine years ahead of diagnosis

A new test can predict dementia up to nine years before diagnosis. The first-of-its-kind test can identify early signs of the brain condition with 80 per cent accuracy and is more ...

6 June 2024

Too much internet usage changes the teenage brain

Spending too much time on the internet reshapes a teenager's brain. Research shows that the brains of teens who are addicted to being online showed alterations to parts of the organ ...

6 June 2024

Alien secrets could be disclosed by the end of 2024

The truth about aliens could be revealed later this year. The US government has been ordered to share extraterrestrial secrets by October 18 which could reveal information about incidents such as ...

6 June 2024

Lockdown has ruined sperm quality

Sperm quality has declined as a result of lockdown. A study suggests that people adopting more sedentary lifestyles in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is thought to have contributed to ...

5 June 2024

Amazon tribe discovers dark side of the internet

Members of a remote tribe have become addicted to pornography and social media after being granted access to the internet. Locals of the Marubo people - who live in scattered settlements ...

5 June 2024

Staring at screens before bed does not have a major impact on sleep

Screentime before bed is not as bad for sleep as feared. People have long been advised to avoid using phones and watching TV before bedtime as the blue lights suppress the ...
5 June 2024

Stress can undo protection against dementia

Stress can undo the benefits of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to protection against dementia. A good education and stimulating job can establish a "cognitive reserve" that wards off brain ...

5 June 2024

Weight loss jabs slash cancer risk by a fifth

Weight loss jabs reduce the risk of cancer by a fifth. Drugs such as Ozempic have been found to prevent multiple types of the disease - including breast and bowel - ...
4 June 2024

Sharks became feared predators due to warmer ocean temperatures

Sharks evolved into feared predators after hot temperatures forced them closer to the ocean's surface. The creatures lived in the depths of the sea until a large outpouring of volcanic lava ...

4 June 2024

Indian man smashes his own nose typing world record

An Indian man has broken his own world record for typing with his nose. Vinod Kumar Chaudhary set a Guinness World Record for typing the alphabet with his nose in a ...

4 June 2024

Domestication has robbed dogs of communication abilities

Dogs have lost some of their communication skills as a result of domestication. Researchers have revealed that man's best friend was once as expressive as their wolf ancestors but these communication ...

4 June 2024

Boozing on long-distance flights can be deadly

Drinking alcohol on a long-haul flight can have fatal consequences. Several holidaymakers will celebrate flying away with a boozy tipple and may fall asleep on the plane but this can have ...
4 June 2024

10 unbelievable animals - Some animals have developed skills and strategies that have to be seen to be believed

The world’s wildlife has undergone any number of changes in its never ending quest for survival, and some species have developed skills and strategies that have to be seen to ...
4 June 2024

7 animals you won’t believe still exist

Ancient, mysterious, and extraordinarily weird – these are the creatures widely known as “living fossils”. Though coined by Charles Darwin himself, the moniker is slightly misleading, as all species undergo ...