Men’s shoulder-to-hip ratio influences neurophysiological responses related to perception and attractiveness

Men’s shoulder-to-hip ratio influences neurophysiological responses related to perception and attractiveness

Current research findings provide insight into how the shoulder-hip ratio influences the perception of attractiveness at a neural level. The study, published in the Sexual Behavior Archivesrevealed pronounced fluctuations in brain activity associated with men’s upper body size, but less pronounced differences in women’s ratings, highlighting the evolutionary importance of men’s upper body size in … Read more

A strange world full of organisms lives inside you, but not in the way you think: ScienceAlert

Inside your gut is a whole world made up of mostly harmless microbes that live in the gastrointestinal tract. Dubbed the gut microbiome, this dazzling collection of bacteria and other microorganisms has garnered a lot of attention – it’s been linked to a variety of health conditions, from autism spectrum disorders and diabetes to depression, … Read more

Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum Considers Toning Down Its ‘Electrical Openness’

The Mutter Museum, a 19th-century collection of medical trivia and mysteries at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, draws up to 160,000 visitors each year. Among the anatomical and pathological specimens on display are skulls corroded by syphilis; spines twisted by rickets; skeletons deformed by corsets; microcephalic fetuses; a two-headed baby; a bound foot from … Read more

True Paleo Diet: Early hominids ate almost anything

Reconstructions of human evolution tend towards simple, overly cluttered scenarios. Our ancestors, for example, stood on two legs to look over tall grass, or began to speak because they finally had something to say. Like much of our understanding of early hominid behavior, the presented diet of our ancestors has been oversimplified. Take the trendy … Read more

Study results show that the desire for friendship influences our physical judgment of strangers

People tend to see strangers in a more physically positive light when they want to be friends and expect to spend time with them, according to a new study published in the Bulletin on Personality and Social Psychology. The results provide evidence that being interested in a stranger’s friendship affects ratings of their physical attributes. … Read more

Study finds: Air pollution could spread antibiotic resistance: ScienceAlert

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat to global health. In 2019, it caused over 1.27 million deaths worldwide – and it is projected that antimicrobial resistance (including bacterial resistance to antibiotics) could contribute to 10 million deaths per year by 2050 . Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections and … Read more