Blog Archives

Hannah Penne

Proven? Time DOES seem to pass faster as you get older!

March 15, 2017

American biologist Robert B. Sothern has spent forty-five years seeing if he encounters a similar effect as he ages. Five times a day he records his temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and estimation of the passing of a minute. He never misses a day, even when he’s on holiday. His main research interest is in […]

An unmanned yacht was discovered drifting off the coast of Australia; the engine still running and a meal set to be eaten.

March 14, 2017

The 3-man crew was nowhere to be found though! The Kaz II left Airlie Beach, Australia on April 15, 2007. It was bound for Townsville and then on to Western Australia. On board was the yacht’s owner, Derek Batten, and his neighbors, Peter and James Tunstead. On April 18th, a helicopter spotted the boat floating […]

The Night Witches – Russian Combat Pilots of World War Two

March 13, 2017

The women of the Russian 588th Night Bomber Regiment flew their tiny vintage aircraft night after night against a better-armed, better-equipped and better-trained enemy during the Battle for Russia, one of the longest and most brutal campaigns of the Second World War. The invading German forces soon came to call these courageous female pilots the […]

Cuddling can help heal physical wounds…Really?

March 12, 2017

Cuddling can heal both emotional and, as it turns out, physical wounds. Positive social interactions (such as hugging, kissing, cuddling, etc.) result in the increase of oxytocin. It was already known that oxytocin evokes feelings of contentment, reduction of anxiety, and feelings of calmness and security. Many studies have shown a correlation of oxytocin with […]

Was a 3-year-old actually raised by dogs?

March 11, 2017

A 3-year-old girl was raised by dogs until she was 8! A feral child abandoned by her parents at the age of 3, was raised by dogs until the age of 8, acquired extremely acute senses of hearing, smell, and sight. Oxana Malaya is from the USSR and born in 1983. She is nicknamed the […]

Where will genetically engineered mosquitoes be released first?

March 10, 2017

In America, mosquitoes can potentially lead to negative effects on the environment and on the human population. The new breed of mosquitoes is engineered simply to eliminate normal mosquitoes, thus reducing the problem! The Florida Keys will be the first area in the world for genetically modified mosquitoes to be released. Based on the results […]

What nation’s border guards have to face each other to prevent defections?

March 9, 2017

The demarcation line between North and South Korea is marked by blocks of concrete and the two sides face each other. All South Korean guards in this area, by the demilitarized zone, are armed with pistols, and stand in a modified Tae Kwon Do stance with solid facial expressions, clenched fists, and sunglasses meant to […]

If You Have This Blood Type, Your DNA Might Just Be Alien

March 8, 2017

A recently proposed theory is saying that people with RH negative blood(the Rhesus factor) type possess somewhat of an “alien DNA.” Studies surrounding this matter have found that RH negative blood types do not have the key evolutionary gene from rhesus monkeys that most other humans do. Only 10% of the entire world population has […]

Kermit the Frog Has A Caribbean Cousin…Really!

March 7, 2017

Kermit the Frog has a distant live-action cousin  in the jungles of Costa Rica. The new species, Diane’s Bare-hearted Glassfrog (Hyalinobatrachium dianae), is most remarkable for its translucent underbelly (hence the name “glassfrog”) and its bulging white eyes, which look just like Kermit’s! The frog evaded discovery as long as it did because of its remote […]

Magpies hold funerals for their dead

March 6, 2017

Dr. Bekoff, a professor at the University of Colorado, studied magpies and managed to elaborate on this strange phenomenon. Bekoff said the rituals the magpies hold prove that the birds normally seen as aggressive have a compassionate side. Magpies aren’t unique in this behavior in the animal kingdom. Gorillas, elephants, and dolphins have all been […]

Briley's Rebecca Hovater State Farm Advanced Micro
Champy's OTR
Jacobs Lawn Maintenance McCutcheon

The Quad-Cities Daily