Being Overweight Ages Your Brain By Ten Years

Being Overweight Ages Your Brain By Ten Years

The brains of overweight middle-aged people appear 10 years older than those of slim people of the same age, according to a new study in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. The research revealed that obese individuals who were 50 years old tended to have lost the same amount of white matter – which connects brain areas…

Can You Spot The Hidden Object In This Image?

Can You Spot The Hidden Object In This Image?

Here’s another little brain teaser from Playbuzz to get your eyes squinting. All you have to do is spot the hidden object in this image of a car’s interior. If you’re still stumped as to what you’re looking for, just click the image below to find out. You’ll probably be pretty glad you didn’t sit down. –

Watching Nature Documentaries Makes Prisoners Less Aggressive

Watching Nature Documentaries Makes Prisoners Less Aggressive

A new project is exploring the benefits of showing nature documentaries and videos in the dog-eat-dog world of maximum-security prisons. The findings, presented at a conference by the American Psychological Association on Friday, have already shown some dramatic effects on the mood of the prison and the well-being of prison officers. “We need nature for our…

Study Reveals How The Brains Of Criminal Psychopaths Are Wired

Study Reveals How The Brains Of Criminal Psychopaths Are Wired

Though Patrick Bateman may have become the fictional poster boy for psychopaths everywhere, the reality is that not everyone who qualifies as psychopathic would be at home in a Bret Easton Ellis novel. There are in fact non-violent psychopaths, and researchers believe they may have figured out what distinguishes the brains of these more pleasant…

Engineered Bacteria Are Helping Us Add Memory To Living Computers

Engineered Bacteria Are Helping Us Add Memory To Living Computers

Modern society is built on the silicon chip. It’s almost impossible to imagine life without these tiny plastic slabs that have become embedded into the fabric of civilisation. But because computers in their widest sense are just information-processing machines, they don’t have to be built from silicon. We can view the brain, bacteria, DNA molecules…