Monthly Archives: March 2014

The elephant: the largest living land animal

From the killer whale whose heart is large enough to fit a small car inside, to the crocodile whose lungs are able to move around within its body cavity to alter its centre of gravity: the animal kingdom contains some … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Kissing

Pucker up, because it seems kissing has a number of important health benefits ranging from improving mood and stress levels, to actually enhancing our bodies natural immunity to illness. Mouth to mouth kissing is a behaviour seen in almost 90% … Continue reading

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Diving narcosis and laughing gas

I watched a programme the other day about a deep sea mystery. A strangely high number of experienced deep sea divers had been lost on diving trips in a particular bay, and no one seemed to know why. The presenter, … Continue reading

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Night Nurse: The problem of night-time noise in hospitals

Picture the scene: It’s been a long day, you’ve been violently ill and feel like every ounce of strength has been drained from your body. Finally, after being poked and prodded, interrogated and tested, you find yourself in a warm … Continue reading

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