From The Sims 4 to ABZU, here are 10 relaxing video games to chill out and play

Looking for video games that don’t involve shooting enemies or require too much brain power? If so, you’re in luck because there are many relaxing options to choose from, most of which can be played at your own pace and with family members. From creating your dream house in The Sims 4 to exploring the … Read more From The Sims 4 to ABZU, here are 10 relaxing video games to chill out and play

Australian scientists test new method of using human waste to grow crops in poor soil 

Scientists improve wheat yields by up to 65 percent using fertilizer created from processed human waste Researchers from Federation University studied ways to improve local soil They treated Australia’s clay-heavy farmland with fertilizer from human waste  They found wheat yields increased between 55 and 65 percent in two locations  By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com Published: … Read more Australian scientists test new method of using human waste to grow crops in poor soil 

Is there a cure in sight for OCD? Experts discover protein that causes anxiety in humans

Is there a cure in sight for OCD? Experts discover protein that causes anxiety in humans could be neutralised to provide new treatment for obsessive behaviour Researchers find OCD patients have six times more of ‘iMood’ anxiety protein   Scientists say the discovery could ‘radically change the lives’ of OCD sufferers  Experts at two London universities may … Read more Is there a cure in sight for OCD? Experts discover protein that causes anxiety in humans

Charitable donations increase with a ‘warm’ orange background 

Charity appeals featuring distressing images are more effective when presented on an orange background as it boosts the emotional impact, research suggests. When presented with ads that showed the heart-breaking impact of war or poverty to solicit donations, people gave three times more money when appeal materials in email form were presented against an orange … Read more Charitable donations increase with a ‘warm’ orange background 

Best VR headsets to escape reality for a short while

Wouldn’t it be incredible if you could dive straight into another world without even having to step out your front door? Well, with a virtual reality headset, you can do just that.  Virtual reality (VR) gaming systems put you straight into the heart of the action, with stunning graphics, precise tracking, and intense audio. Some … Read more Best VR headsets to escape reality for a short while

Hong Kong airport trials a disinfection booth that ‘can remotely kill viruses in 40 SECONDS

Hong Kong airport trials a disinfection booth that ‘remotely kills coronavirus on human skin using nano needles’ in just 40 SECONDS Sanitising pods at the airport work in a similar way to standard security checks A person would enter the confined cubicle and undergo thorough disinfection    It can check temperatures and readings suggesting a viral infection  … Read more Hong Kong airport trials a disinfection booth that ‘can remotely kill viruses in 40 SECONDS

Government officials spray a Spanish beach with BLEACH to protect locals from coronavirus 

Spanish town sprays BLEACH over beach to prevent spread of coronavirus – but experts say it will have deadly consequences for local wildlife  Officials in Zahara de los Atunes sprayed the local beach with bleach They said it was in hopes of protecting locals from COVID-19 as residents begin to emerge again after six weeks of … Read more Government officials spray a Spanish beach with BLEACH to protect locals from coronavirus 

Professor answers question about why jeans can’t stop a fart, but a mask can prevent coronavirus 

It started as a joke, but the question ‘if a fart can make it through jeans, how can a cloth mask save you from coronavirus’ has turned into a chemistry lesson. Trevor Makal, a professor at the University of Virginia, took to Twitter to share his take on the question – and it all comes … Read more Professor answers question about why jeans can’t stop a fart, but a mask can prevent coronavirus 

Half of rice sold in the UK breaches limits on arsenic for children

Half of rice sold in the UK breaches limits on arsenic for children – and ‘healthy’ brown and organic varieties are the worst offenders Twenty-eight out of  55 varieties tested exceeded arsenic levels of 0.1 mg per kg  This is the limit laid out by the EU for safe consumption for infants  Scientists are now calling … Read more Half of rice sold in the UK breaches limits on arsenic for children