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Read Books To Live Longer?

  Good news for those of us who love to read. As well as developing complex social skills, regular readers can now expect to live longer! However, not all reading material adds years to your life… Those Who Live To Read, Live Longer Researchers at Yale University

Awards Time Again

UPDATED: 1st September 2016 Thanks to everyone who voted, Brain Sponge Blog has made it to the Finalist list!   It’s that time of year again! Brain Sponge Blog has made it to the Shortlist of the Littlewoods Blog Awards Ireland 2016 (yay!) for the Education &

Want Better Beer? Just Add Music

Can a beer be brewed to complement music? Is that taking the art of craft beers too far? New research opens up new marketing opportunities. Combining Beer And Music A study published in Frontiers in Psychology suggests that brewers should collaborate with musicians to create new tasting

Harry Potter And The Donald J Trump

Do Harry Potter fans think that the Republican Presidential nominee, Donald J Trump, resembles Voldemort? A new study thinks they do. Either way, fans of the books are unlikely to vote for Mr. Trump, whatever their party affiliations. Harry Potter Vs Donald Trump Many things can affect

Why Dads Matter, According To Science

How much do dads matter in children’s development? It was once thought that fathers only had a slight impact on their kids. Mothers were thought to have the major role. However, this view is beginning to change. “There’s this whole idea that grew out of past research

Dawn Of The Clinically Dead?

When do we die? Medical science has pushed back the barriers to survival again and again. There are many people alive today that survived strokes, heart attacks and other once-fatal conditions. But sometimes, there is no avoiding the grim reaper. Right? A biotech company is about to

Is Princess Culture Harming Little Girls?

I know about the pervasiveness of Princess Culture. My daughter loves nothing more than dressing up in sparkly pink princess dresses. She loves stories about princesses. She loves movies about princesses. Above all, she loves Disney princesses. The Problem With Princess Culture New research suggest that this