Storm in a Teacup

Question: Can spinning around really fast make you need a poo? “After going on a spinning fairground ride in Ireland, a few of my friends and I sprinted to the loo out of desperation. Is there any science behind that?” -Toby Finnis and Joe Hipkiss Perhaps surprisingly, there isn’t a lot of direct research on…

Monkey See, Monkey Want

Fact: Monkeys hate inequality. In a simple yet ingeneous experiment, Frans de Waal has perfectly demonstrated how our desire for equality is rooted deep in our instincts. Two monkeys in cages next to one another are trained to perform a simple test – hand a rock to the scientist. At first, both monkeys are rewarded…