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Millennials are on track to have worse health in middle age than their parents, according to a new report

Millennials already have it tough with lower wages, less job security, and emotional pressure — and according to a new report from the Health Foundation, they are likely to have poorer health in middle age than their parents.

The scientific reason we hear a sentence like a song when it’s repeated over and over

If you hear the same sentence over and over, it can start to sound tuneful. Scientists from the University of Kansas have conducted a study to try and work out why this is.

Some people can feel it on their own bodies when others are touched, hit, or stroked — and researchers are trying to figure out why

When some people see another person being touched, they feel it on their own bodies. This is called mirror-touch synaesthesia, and researchers are looking into why some people's brains behave this way, which is helping them answer some questions about the different ways people perceive the world.

Scientists have created a murder-obsessed ‘psychopath’ AI called Norman — and it learned everything it knows from Reddit

Scientists at MIT trained an AI algorithm called Norman just using data from Reddit. As a result, it sees the worst — death — in everything.

Tee-totalers are more likely to call in sick from work than moderate drinkers, according to a new study

A new study has shown that moderate drinkers take fewer sick days than tee-totalers. This could be because of existing health conditions, or simply because people who drink are seasoned pros at making it to the office with a hangover.

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed — and it has nothing to do with the brain

The answer to why some people are left handed could lie in your spinal cord, according to some research.

Sex could improve your memory when you’re older, according to a new study — further proof that it’s good for the brain

According to a new study from the University of Wollongong in Australia, older people who have sexually active and emotionally close relationships tend to perform better at memory tests than those who are sexually inactive.

A hot new type of workout you can do in under 10 minutes is gaining traction, and scientists are into it

A new fitness routine called HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is gaining traction among celebrities and athletes. A spate of recent research suggests the method could produce equal or better results than traditional workouts.

Wearing glasses could really mean you’re smarter, according to a new study

According to a new study from the University of Edinburgh, there could be some truth to the idea that smart people wear glasses. But the association actually goes back a long way, and there are several reasons for why 'smart' people have bad eyesight.

There’s even more evidence to suggest most popular vitamin supplements are essentially useless

A new systematic review of five years of studies found that some of the most popular vitamin and mineral supplements — like vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin C — provide no real health benefits.