12 Shocking Research Findings

Every day scientists are writing scientific papers about their scientific findings, and, lucky for us dummies, we get to read them and absorb the knowledge without having to do any of the hard, boring, tedious science stuff. Yet still, people think they can ignore the hard work of scientists to do their own “research”… better known as reading the top search results whose title was clickable and not even looking at peer-reviewed papers that use the scientific method.

Of course, scientific studies aren’t without their downfalls–it’s important to see who funded the study and if the investor has a stake in the outcome. But, even so, the most biased study is probably going to be better than the top Neocities page result.

WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM Humans hear as well as seals underwater Well, some sounds. Seals can hear more noises and louder noises underwater. Also, humans aren't good at detecting the direction of noise underwater.WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM We need to save ugly fish The reef fish rated least aesthetically attractive tended to be more ecologically distinct (thus important to save). Despite this, they are more likely to be endangered and, due to their looks, less likely to receive public support.WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM Stars outside our galaxy are bigger than we thought A new study shows we underestimated how large stars outside the Milky Way are. Stars in distant galaxies tend to be more massive than closer ones, and, the farther away, the larger the average stars may be.WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM Selfies may be driving plastic surgery Cellphone photos can distort facial features. One study shows that this distortion may be related to an increase in plastic surgery requests that are asking surgeons to fix issues that only exist in photos.WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM Fecal transplants may...reverse aging? des 005 Scientists have discovered that transplanting fecal microbiota from young into old mice can reverse signs of aging in the gut, eyes, and brain. Yup, we're talking poop transplants here.WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM The first Australians ate giant birds' huge eggs Using protein from a prehistoric eggshell, scientists confirmed that people 50,000 years ago ate the 3-pound eggs of the 500-pound flightless Thunderbird, perhaps leading to their extinction.WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM Scientists have made the smallest-ever, remote- controlled walking robot At only half a millimeter wide, the robot bends, twists, jumps, crawls, and even jumps while being smaller than the width of a coin and looking like a miniature peekytoe crab. We're sure this tech will only be used for good.WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM Scientists have made human skin for robots Welcome to the future. Scientists in Japan have managed to craft skin for robots with human-like texture. The skin is water-repellent with self-healing functions.WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM Most people don't want to be a billionaire In research of almost 8000 people from 33 countries, 86% of most countries' people said they could live their 'absolutely ideal life' with $10 million USD or less throughout the course of their life. Bruno Mars' song isn't as relatable as economists thought.WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM Narcissism is bad for business OME Narcissism is found to be common among high-ranking executives, but a new study shows that this trait can prevent the sharing of knowledge. Business knowledge transfer improves performance and helps companies gain a competitive edge.WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM Sharks live closer to cities than we thought A new case study shows that sharks off the coast of Miami weren't put off by the noise, light, and chemical pollution of the city. They swam closer to the shoreline than researchers expected.WHAT'S UP WITH SCIENCE? CRACKED.COM Optimism might be key to a longer life One study found that women with higher levels of optimism were more likely to live over 90 years regardless of their race or ethnicity.




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