The Verdict Is In! Science Reveals That Humans Need To ‘Party’ To Survive!

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(PCM) Much to the delight of college students everywhere new studies reveal that “partying” is part of our primal instinct as human beings and is fundamental to our growth and development as a way to bond with others and create long-lasting relationships.

New research by evolutionary psychiatrists claim that our ancient ancestors would gather in large groups and move rhythmically together creating the very first “party” atmosphere.   While it certainly wasn’t a kegger, these gatherings provided ancient groups of people a way to bond and communicate and ultimately survive.

It also seems that people who were blessed with good coordination and rhythm may have had an overall evolutionary advantage. Research from a French sociologist by the name of Émile Durkheim claims that individuals feel a certain sense of “electricity” when they are in close contact with others. This “electricity” is then released to those around them. It then becomes a situation with a high degree of emotional excitement within the group.

University of Montreal researcher Paul Carls adds “This impersonal, extra-individual force, which is a core element of religion, transports the individuals into a new, ideal realm, lifts them up outside of themselves, and makes them feel as if they are in contact with an extraordinary energy”

Early parties were generally based upon some sort of religious or spiritual journey, as people would become uplifted being guided by a priest or a shaman and gain a euphoric feeling. This is much the same behavior that we showcase now when we go out to a bar or nightclub and the music from the DJ and the collective mind-set of the environment gives us the same uplifting or euphoric feeling.

The research also shows that by nature we have primordial and instinctive response to follow rhythm and be driven by it! So, go ahead and get your “party” on, it’s only human nature after all!

 

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Machine In Cambodia Makes Heart-Shaped Clouds!

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(PCM) We seriously need to get our hands on one of these bad boys!  A road-side machine in Cambodia manufacturers heart-shaped clouds that are made of foam. Can you just imagine the possibilities for a foam party with one of these in use?  OMG!

The Khmer Cloud Making Service in Phnom Penh, Cambodia posted a video on their Facebook page that shows the heart-shaped cloud making machine in action and has already racked up a ton of views. The machine creates and then releases the heart-shaped foam clouds which wistfully float away in the breeze.

The company also informs everyone that they can create clouds of a variety of different shapes and sizes using different cut-out patterns. It appears that now even the Walt Disney Company is taking interest in the pretty unique machine as the company claims they just sold one to the Walt Disney Company’s office in Switzerland.

Let’s work on getting one of these here in the States! It looks so amazing!

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Pill Size Robot That Can Repair The Human Body Could Be Coming Soon

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(PCM)  The director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Daniela Rus, has shared news about her teams latest invention which is a pill-sized robot that when swallowed by a patient would be able to complete repairs within the human body.

The way it works is that once swallowed the tiny robot would unfold like origami and it would then be guided by a tiny magnet from outside the body to remove a foreign object from the stomach or treat a wound by administering medication. This invention would eliminate certainly types of invasive surgery to solve a plethora of medical conditions.

The team would place the accordion-shaped robot into an inch-long, 0.09-ounce pill, which dissolves in the stomach with a few moments. The robot then expands to 1.4 in. by 0.7 in. by 0.3 in. Doctors can then generate magnetic fields near the patient to guide the robot through the stomach, where they can manipulate it to perform tasks. The robot would later just break down in the body the same way as food.

Many might be wondering about the cost behind such an incredible invention, as it sounds like it could be on the expensive side. Rus claims that the equipment to manipulate the robot would be a bit on the pricey side, however the actual creation of the robot itself would only cost about $100. Rus and her team have tested the robot in a silicon-molded prototype stomach and are seeking approval from MIT’s animal care committee to try it in pigs. They claim the results are looking incredibly promising thus far! Definitely a cool concept!

 

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Mars Curiosity Rover Sadly Sings ‘Happy Birthday’ To Itself Each Year!

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(PCM) Who ever thought that thinking about the Mars Curiosity Rover could bring out the feels? That is exactly what happens when we think about the fact that the lonely little Rover is programmed to sing “Happy Birthday” to itself each and every year on the anniversary of it’s landing on desolate planet of Mars.

NASA considers August 5, the day the Curiosity Rover first successfully touched down on Mars, to be the Rover’s birthday. Since we are pretty sure there is no cake and ice cream available on the Red Planet, as a way to celebrate the team at NASA programmed the Curiosity to sing “Happy Birthday” to itself, it’s kind of sad in a way, right? We keep thinking about this poor little metal contraption roaming it’s way around a mysterious and somewhat dangerous planet all by its’ lonesome playing the saddest rendition of “Happy Birthday” ever created.

NASA engineers were able to program the Curiosity to play the tune by having the Rover’s sample analysis unit vibrate at various frequencies to move around soil samples. These noises, by  themselves, sound very similar to the noises you would hear coming from robot’s in your favorite sci-fi film, however when they are all strung together a very eerie rendition of “Happy Birthday” is created.

The Curiosity Rover will celebrate what is probably the loneliest birthday in universe, however it provides NASA with many gifts each and every day. The Rover has captured countless images and studied various soil and rock samples on Mars giving us a look at the mysterious planet that we never thought possible. Happy Birthday, little Rover, don’t roll too far way!

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Mysterious Easter Island May Hold The Key To Anti-Aging

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(PCM) There have been plenty of mysteries surround Easter Island over the years and now researchers are adding even more fuel to the fire with the discovery of a strong anti-aging compound located around the statues that rest upon the island.

The compound is called rapamycin and it happens to be a naturally occurring by product of bacteria that is found native to the region. Researchers have been studying the effects of rapamycin for quite some time as the first sample of the compound was collected back in 1964.

Further research on the compound revealed that it could fight fungus, act as an immunosuppressant and prevent cells from dividing. It also increased the life expectancy for certain animals such as fruit flies, yeast, and worms when they were exposed to the rapamycin. The increased lifespan has been attributed to the suppression of a protein called mTOR.

Another study was conduct on mice and when they were given the rapamycin their life expectancy increased by nearly 14 percent. Rapamycin has not yet been tested on human subjects and researchers are still trying to determine if there are any adverse or hazardous effects due to long-term exposure to the compound, but the results are certainly promising.

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Could Cockroach Milk Be The Superfood Of The Future?

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(PCM) Researchers are now claiming that cockroach milk (yes, you read that correctly) could soon be labeled the superfood of the future. We didn’t even realize that cockroaches made milk until today, however as disgusting as it sounds, the research claims that cockroach milk is more than four times as nutritious as cow’s milk.

Apparently, there is only one specific breed of cockroach, the Pacific beetle cockroach, that produces milk, as they are the only cockroach species that gives birth to live babies. The group of researchers in India discovered that the milk produced by these specific cockroaches makes for a wonderful protein supplement.

Head researcher on the project, Sanchari Banerjee claims, “The crystals are like a complete food—they have proteins, fats and sugars. If you look into the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino acids.”

The research shows that the cockroach milk is a time-released food, so individuals that are looking for a high calorie food choice that is also time released cockroach milk would be a perfect choice because it is the complete package making it a fantastic superfood!

We are going to pass, however can certainly see some individuals, especially those that are always picking up on the latest food or diet trends, to eat this one up! Yum? or Blech?

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