Having an imperfect body may come with some substantial benefits for some women, according to a new article in the December issue of Current Anthropology. The hormones that make women physically stronger, more competitive and better able to deal with stress also tend to redistribute fat from the hips to the waist, according to Elizabeth Cashdan, an anthropologist at the University of Utah. So in societies and situations where women are under pressure to procure resources, they may be less likely to have the classic hourglass figure.
A team of researchers from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) has developed a computer model that enables the generation of faces which for the first time display emotions and moods according to personality traits.
Can radiation from cell phones affect the memory? Yes -- at least it appears to do so in rat experiments conducted at the Division of Neurosurgery, Lund University, in Sweden. Henrietta Nittby studied rats that were exposed to mobile phone radiation for two hours a week for more than a year. These rats had poorer results on a memory test than rats that had not been exposed to radiation.
Were the rats squeaking unusually loudly? Is there something in cell phone radiation that makes people yell at a microphone that is only two inches from their lips? So loud, that I (hard of hearing) can understand them from across the street? Of course the cellphone uses AGC to trim the mic sensitivity so it doesn't make the transmitted voice significantly louder, but still.
Or perhaps the inanity of the conversation was causing the rats to get dumber...
Oh, but they were texting faster! Using the food lever.