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Chemical Party
Get the lowdown on chemistry here, y'all.
funny  video  chemistry 
may 2009 by andrewducker
Lavender is sexist
Volunteers were given either capsules containing lavender or a placebo.

Their physiological responses to neutral, scary and light-hearted film clips were then observed.

Women who took lavender had an increased heart rate variation - an indicator of a more relaxed state - during all three films.

But men in fact displayed more symptoms of stress - including sweaty palms - during the scary film if they had taken a capsule containing lavender.
gender  nature  chemistry  brain  emotions 
april 2009 by andrewducker
Anti-Love Drug May Be Ticket to Bliss
“If we give an oxytocin blocker to female voles, they become like 95 percent of other mammal species,” Dr. Young said. “They will not bond no matter how many times they mate with a male or hard how he tries to bond. They mate, it feels really good and they move on if another male comes along. If love is similarly biochemically based, you should in theory be able to suppress it in a similar way.”
brain  neuroscience  love  chemistry 
january 2009 by andrewducker
What Happens To Your Body If You Drink A Coke Right Now?
Timeline of the 60 minutes after, and what your body is doing
biology  science  food  chemistry  diet  coke 
december 2006 by andrewducker

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