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Daily Strange: Why are paper cuts such a bother?

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by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin What happens when you mix a fairly innocent finger-tip with the malicious edge of a piece of paper? The answer is an obscene amount of pain. But have you ever been curious as to why such a small slice in your little finger renders you so much pain? There are a few factors that come into play ... Read More »

Debunking the fits = sits theory

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by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin All true feline enthusiasts know that no matter how many toys you may bestow on your cat, nothing could ever compare to a simple cardboard box. Why exactly do our adorable feline friends find such attraction in boxes, bags, baskets, suitcases etc? A cat seeks out confined spaces because of an instinctual urge. In the wild, these confined ... Read More »

Daily Strange: Virtual Traffic lights

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by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin There’s nothing quite as frustrating and infuriating as being held up in traffic, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University may have found a solution. By exchanging all physical traffic lights with virtual lights that appear on your windshield, they suggest that this could reduce the commute time of urban workers by at least 40 percent. The use ... Read More »

What exactly does space smell like?


by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin According to Astronauts fresh off of their space walks report that there’s a certain smell that clings to them and their equipment. NASA astronaut Don Pettit found himself describing the odor as “a rather pleasant sweet metallic sensation, akin to welding fumes.” While Pettit smells sweet metal, others have reported the scent to mimic that of “charred ... Read More »

Rejuvenating beauty of blood

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by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin New studies have shown that young blood has reverse effects on aging when injected into older mice. From the cinema to medicine, the holy and horrific, as well as our history to the present day, we’ve always been obsessed with blood. Recently, however, scientists have been truly grasping at the power and magic that red liquid that ... Read More »

Daily Strange: Cooties

        Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin (photo credit:topit) Cooties, the real deal. According to a new report in the journal, “Microbiome,” a 10-second “intimate kiss” can transfer a monstrous 80,000,000 bacteria from the mouth of one to another. Dutch researchers rounded up 21 couples (all in the age range of 17-45) that just so happened to be visiting Artis Royal ... Read More »

Daily Strange: Why does scratching an itch make it so much worse?


Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin It feels so ridiculously good to scratch those bothersome itches, until shortly after your moment of euphoria ends and thus begins the insanely intense itch that drives you completely out of your mind. Well, have you ever wondered why that is? It’s true that scratching the itch gives way to temporary relief at first. It ... Read More »

Daily Strange: Could sex for reproduction go out of style?


Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin According to an Australian fertility specialist, in-vitro fertilization may soon be a far more reliable option for the population to reproduce than old-fashioned intercourse. Soon to come breakthroughs in IVF (at the moment a last ditch effort for infertile individuals) may drastically upgrade the effectiveness than the traditional approach. This may sound unsettling and futuristic—infants ... Read More »

Daily Strange: The Stupid Virus


Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin There is a virus in existence that infects the human brain and over time actually decreases cognitive ability, according to scientists in the US. The algae virus, which before now has never been observed in healthy people, was found to affect mental function. This includes visual processing and spatial awareness. Researchers at John Hopkins Medical ... Read More »

Daily Strange: New Yorkers Take A Bite


Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin Did you know that for every shark bite in the world, 25 people are bitten by a New Yorker? I’m not stating that sharks are harmless. They can be territorial and aggressive creatures and accidents do happen; just not as often as one might think. People have become very comfortable with exploiting the image of ... Read More »