Ten Questions Still Baffling Scientists

ImageScience has done a terrific job of answering some of the world’s most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers. How does gravity work? Can your pet fish really predict an earthquake? Why do we yawn so much? Here’s what we don’t know and how close we are to figuring it out.

1. Why Do We Yawn?

Theories about why we yawn are as common as grumpy toddlers at nap time, but two explanations seem plausible after experimental tests. One is that yawns help cool the brain and optimize its performance. Psychologists at the State University of New York at Albany say it explains why we yawn when we’re drowsy: Like the fan in a computer, the yawn kicks in when our performance starts lagging.

But if yawns are our brains’ way of kick-starting their efficiency, why is yawning contagious? The brain-cooling camp suggests that it’s a way to maintain group vigilance and safety. When a member of a pack yawns, signaling that he is not functioning at his best, the whole group may need to yawn for a collective cognitive boost.

That’s not the only theory floating around, though. Another explanation contends that contagious yawning builds and maintains empathy between yawners. A sympathetic yawn signals an appreciation and understanding of someone else’s condition and subconsciously says, “Me too, buddy.” So which story is the accurate one? Scientists aren’t ready to declare a winner yet—they need a little time to sleep on it.

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The Nigeria Story!

In the course of our great history, we have seen the height of greatness, and the depth of cruelty.

We have seen the birth of new civilizations and the death of ancient empires.

Our testimony is this; We were beaten, but never broken. Subdued but never conquered.

Today, we are many, yet we are one people one nation united by a common struggle. We are Nigerians!

Keshi will Fail at Confederation Cup If…?

imagesBefore I get started, permit me to say a big congratulations to National team coach Stephen Keshi and the Nigerian Men football team the Super Eagles on wining today’s match against Kenya. It was a well deserved victory. But it is not yet Uhuru!

My last article on Stephen Keshi during the CAF Nations cup, was titled Keshi’s Many Tactical Flaws, In it I highlighted that my expectations for a coach of his pedigree was met with disappointment and as a strategist, I proffered solutions which I am delighted were taken into consideration in the matches that followed en-route winning the Caf Trophy.
Now what is the new thing we need to analyse?
What is still wrong with the Super eagle team?
What still needs to be done?
Where else do we need to plug to ensure a consistent flow of goals?

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Becoming a successful leader- Anthony Robbins

In this Video, the Worlds #1 Peak Performance Coach ‘Anthony Robbins’ shares with us what it means to be a true leader and how to inspire the vision with others. Tony Robbins explains how you have to become the servant sometimes to encourage others to move in the direction that is right.

I will be heading to the National Achievers Congress 2011 in Sydney, Australia this September to watch Tony Robbins, Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki and a number of other top notch speakers and moguls so you can expect a lot more of this amazing content heading your way over the next few months.