Researchers Claim That More Sex Can Improve A Woman’s Memory

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(PCM) A group of researchers have discovered a new link between the amount of sex a woman is having and the strength of her memory. A group of researchers at McGill University conducted a memory study that looked at defining a link between sex and the growth of nerve tissue in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is the are of the brain that is in control of memory, emotional responses, and the overall nervous system.

To complete the study the McGill University researchers asked 78 heterosexual women under the age of 30 to partake in a memory test that involved looking at individual faces and memorizing abstract words. They were also questioned about their overall GPA and use of birth control. The results interestingly enough revealed that women who had sex more frequently were able to recall more abstract words. Hilariously, the amount of sex did not have an affect on the women’s ability to recall faces.

The findings do cement the fact that sex is often linked to certain memory abilities and functions. The researchers published their findings in the “Archives of Sexual Behavior”. Some of the researchers feel that because sex is a form of exercise it works in much the same way to improve memory function as well as release stress and battle depression. Further research will now be conducted to determine whether or not reaching the point of orgasm has any effect on memory function as well. Definitely a study that we are sure women will be lining up to participate. Wondering if they plan to do a similar study with men?

 

 

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NASA Is On The Hunt For A New Way To Help Astronauts Poop In Space

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(PCM) In the very near future, NASA has plans to keep astronauts confined in their spacesuits for approximately six days at a time for exploration purposes. The astronauts on the mission would not have access to either the space shuttle or the space station to be able to relieve themselves, so therefore their only option would be wearing an adult diaper for the duration of the mission. 

We can definitely say that six days in an adult diaper does not sound very pleasant and NASA agrees, which is why they are in search of an innovative idea to assist the astronauts with pooping in space. They are currently hosting a competition aptly called “The Space Poop Challenge” as a way to crowdsource a new an innovative way for astronauts to relieve themselves in space. 

NASA is accepting submissions via the website HeroX in hopes to discover an “in-suit waste management system” that could work for “up to 144 hours” to get rid of “fecal, urine, and/or menstrual waste.” If your idea is chosen you could win up to $30,000. Now, that’s definitely some fun holiday spending money! Put on your thinking caps and get to work! 

 

 

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Record-Breaking Supermoon Set To Appear!

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(PCM) The upcoming November supermoon will break records as being the largest supermoon that we have witnessed in the last 70 years, in fact it marks the closest full moon in the 21st century. The moon will be the closest that it has been to the planet Earth since January of 1948.

The supermoon event will occur on November 14 and will appear to be approximate 14% larger and 30% brighter than an average full moon. Researchers claim that this supermoon is not to be missed as the moon will not be located this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034. That is definitely a long way away, so we urge you to get out and have a look at this one while you still have a chance.

You may be curious just how a supermoon occurs. We took a visit over to NASA.com and they explain, “Since the moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side (perigee) is about 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the other (apogee). The word syzygy, in addition to being useful in word games, is the scientific name for when the Earth, sun, and moon line up as the moon orbits Earth. When perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system occurs and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, we get a perigee moon or more commonly, a supermoon!” It is during the time of the perigee moon that it will appear to be bright and larger here on Earth.

The best places to view the supermoon are usually somewhere where it is very dark and away from all the light pollution from within the city. The supermoon will be at it’s peak on the morning of November 14 at 8:52am EST, however we think some of the best times to take images of the supermoon would be overnight. Happy supermoon viewing!

 

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Tokyo Woman Farts During Surgery And Catches Fire

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(PCM) A Tokyo woman who was undergoing an operation on her cervix at the Tokyo Medical University Hospital in Shinjuku Ward when she passed gas on the operating table and subsequently caught herself on fire.

If you are wondering just how something like this happened, it seems that a surgical laser that was being used during the operation created enough heat to ignite the woman’s fart and start a fire. The woman suffered serious burns on the lower half of her body including her waist and legs when the fire caused the surgical drape to ignite as well.

The hospital claims that all of their equipment was in proper working order and no other flammable materials were present in the operating room, so therefore the conclusion can safely be drawn that the fart was definitely to blame.  Scary stuff!

 

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Men Attempt Birth Control Study And Fail Miserably

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(PCM) You may have heard the news regarding research into a new form of birth control injections that are taken by males rather than females. The new male contraceptive showed a 96% success rate, however a recent study was stopped abruptly when 20 male participants dropped out. The best is the reason why they dropped out!

It seems that they could not handle the side effects of the injection which included acne, mood changes, weight gain and the pain of the injection, you know, all those things women have had to deal with for years!

Apparently, the men in the study could not tough it out and we are sure their wives and girlfriends were completely sympathetic when they came home and explained why! Let’s hope the researchers can find a new group of participates who can actually get through the study without wimping out next time, as a male contraceptive is definitely a breakthrough idea.

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Scientists Believe They Have Discovered The First Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

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(PCM) What initially resembled a pebble or a small lump of clay has actually turned out to be one of the biggest breakthroughs in dinosaur research in the last few years. The small artifact, which was located by scientists near a bog in the area of Sussex, England back in 2004 has turned out to be the very first fossilized piece of dinosaur brain ever discovered!

After several years of research and study, the scientists have revealed that the artifact is indeed fossilized brain tissue and most likely belonged to a large herbivore species of dinosaur closely related to the Iguanodon. The research also showed that the piece of fossilized brain shows many similarities to modern day brains of both birds and crocodiles.

The theory has always been that the dinosaur species evolved into various species of both birds and reptiles so in a sense it is not a surprise that the brain matter would be incredibly similar between the two. The fossilized piece of dinosaur brain is said to be the world’s first, as it is incredibly rare to find due to the fact that brain and other tissues are often the first to decay after death. The surroundings and environment had to be just right when the creature died to preserve such a rare specimen.

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