Even if you don’t like taking chemistry, you have to admit that those who are good at it are doing some pretty awesome things, especially when they directly help us out in some way.
It looks like a group of scientists have figured out a couple of ways for you to dislodge that song you have stuck in your heads.
Why do certain songs get stuck in our heads?
The chorus is usually the major part of the song that we know, which is not directly followed by a verse. This is why you can’t stop repeating the chorus in your head. Unfinished thoughts are ones that continue to return as your brain tries to puzzle out what comes next. The group of scientists hopes to use this data in order to figure out more techniques to calm or completely prevent thoughts produced by anxiety of obsessiveness.
Then, there’s a recent article about how to recognize which plastics are harmful to your health and well-being.
Yes, I’m talking about the plastic that drink you just got out of the vending machine is in. The plastic bottles that contain our soft drinks, water, sports drinks, mouthwash, peanut butter, and even that thin layer of film over your microwaveable foods. These bottles are made out of polyethylene terephthalate which contains antimony. Antimony is considered to be safe, but after prolonged use, it can cause chronic health issues such as stomach ulcers.
The large bottles that contain milk, shampoo, detergent, and other cleaners are made out of high-density polyethylene which contain chemicals with estrogenic activity; this also is suspected to cause health problems and has been proven to alter the structure of human cells.
You shouldn’t be scared for your safety. You should be aware of this information.
Just read the label: plastic designated with a 7, 3, or 6 you should avoid but ones with a 1, 2, 4, or a 5 are relatively safe in moderate exposure (see full article.)
Want more science insights that can help you directly in your daily life? Check out AsapScience on Youtube. They have a numerous amount of videos packed with information just like this.
They also have videos explaining why your brain works the way it does; one answers the question of 'which came first, the chick or the egg?'
The videos are usually less than five minutes long; that’s enough time to have your life changed for the better.
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