Results tagged “human body” from Sunday Mercury - Weird Science
Wrinkly fingers from sitting in the bath for too long could well have a useful purpose, according to research.
Wrinkles that form on skin after being in water improves grip on wet objects, scientists from Newcastle University claim to have shown.
The study compared the results of people taking objects out of water with and without the prune-like skin formation.
A newly-discovered type of stem cell could be the key to higher thinking in humans, research suggests.
Scientists have identified a family of stem cells that may give birth to neurons responsible for abstract thought and creativity.
The cells were found in embryonic mice, where they formed the upper layers of the brain's cerebral cortex.
Wearable electronic gadgets could in future be powered by people's knees, a study has shown.
Scientists have tested an "energy harvester" electricity generator designed to be strapped to the knee.
Walking motion causes plectrum-like tabs within the device to "pluck" energy generating arms, causing vibrations that produce electrical current.
I've always wondered why this should be.