A U.S. study has determined that the more effort a person puts into work or play may well be determined by the brain chemical dopamine. Your decision making abilities and your drive to win may be based on this chemical in the brain.
The biggest full Moon of 2012 will occur on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at approximately 11:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on the eastern coast of the United States and on Sunday, May 6, at 1:35:00 p.m. in Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.
Two studies relating to TV watching and negative behaviors in kids are to be reported at the 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting. One stated that kids who recognize TV alcohol advertisements are more likely to try alcoholic beverages. The other one states that kids who see a lot of fast food ads on TV are at higher risk for becoming obese.
An Australian research paper published in April 2012 concludes that the consumption of resistant starch could help to protect damage to the bowel, which may lead to bowel cancer. Unfortunately, most people in Australia, the United States, and other parts of the world, do not get enough resistant starch in their diets.
SpaceX has announced that the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft for its first mission to the International Space Station has been delayed again, however, such postponements are normal for pioneering efforts by such an organization.
In late April, the Lyrid meteor shower comes to Earth. This year - in 2012 - astronomers on Earth and astronauts onboard the International Space Station attempt to create the first three-dimensional (3D) images for a meteor shower.
A survey by the independent research organization NORC found that the belief in God was highest in the Philippines and Catholic countries when compared to all regions of the world. However, overall the belief in God was found to be decreasing slowly around the world but not among older people, where faith is still high.
For a long time geothermal energy has been dismissed as an oddity. Soon, it will be very much mainstream.