It may sound crazy, but a lot of people claim there is a "gentle side" to eels. Some Aquarium workers have even said the snake-like fish are even more like dogs, showing intelligence and memory uncharacteristic for a non-mammal. Still, none of this necessarily means that they make good pets.
A recent ad campaign by the Singapore's National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) that aired during the World Cup was turned on its head recently after Germany proved victorious. However, attention to the now viral ad has also brought attention to the stark reality of problem gambling - it's genetic.
Researchers have found a remarkably clear correlation between winter-births and left handedness, where up to 9 percent of all children born in winter months are left handed, compared to significantly lower rates for the rest of the year. Analysis of this correlation supports a 35-year-old theory, according to a recent study.
Researchers claim they have created a test that can predict the likelihood that a teen will binge drink at the age of 16 by measuring life events, personality, and even brain structure.
Social scientist have determined that there is a huge limitation to self-awareness. No matter how self-conscious you think you are, you likely are completely wrong about your aggressive tendencies, or "pushiness" in the workplace.
Researchers have determined that individuals who are commonly called "sensitive" have heightened activity in the empathy-related portions of their brains, and this activity level might be genetically determined.
Chimpanzees appear to be better at competitive strategizing than human beings, researchers report.
Researchers may have determined why so many people reach for that bowl of chocolates or tub of ice-cream when they are feeling down.
Men may feel more pain than women after major surgery, indicating that gender may influence how pain functions, new research suggests.
Binge eating, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and even methamphetamine addiction may all be influenced by how the brain functions - namely how much grey matter is found in "goal-oriented" parts of the brain, according to a recent study.
Forgiving yourself for hurting others may be easier to do if you take action to make amends first. In-fact, this may be the driving selfish factor that causes many people to make amends in the first place, so that they can get the "moral OK" to forgive themselves, according to a recent behavioral study.
How patient a primate is may depend entirely on how it has evolved. Primates with larger bodies appear to be more willing to wait for large rewards, compared to smaller species who prefer immediate gratification. One researcher claims that these observations may help us better understand the patience of humanity as well.
For frequent Facebook users, not posting or not earning responses from posts results in a decreased sense of belonging. Some users even report that Facebook activity associated with their posts helps them feel their existence has meaning, according to recent studies.
Teens who regularly guzzle energy and sports drinks are more likely to consume other sugary drinks, smoke cigarettes and spend more time in front of their favorite screens, according to a new study.
Pilots of commercial airliners are letting their minds wander a lot more frequently than they used to, but don't cancel that flight to Hawaii just yet. According to a recent study, this distraction occurs only about a fifth of the time and only among pilots using automated cockpits.