Sunday News

News of the Week – 18th Issue

Sunday News

Is your BMI a lie?

Mathematician, Nick Trefethen, says that the current formula for body mass index isn’t fair to tall people. He proposes a new formula to fix this error, but then again, this might be unfair to short people. The current formula was created in the 1840s, so maybe it’s about time to have the formula re-checked. READ MORE!

“Alien life” found in a meteorite that crash-landed in Sri Lanka.

A British scientist, Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, believes that the tiny fossils of algae he found in a meteorite fragment that crash landed in central Sri Lanka in December, could be proof of extraterrestrial life. READ MORE!

Immune Perfume To Lure Sexual Partners?

The cells in the human body that keep out foreign invaders apparently influence a person’s odor. And now synthetic chemicals that mimic this scent could one day be added to perfumes to lure potential mates, a new study suggests. The body odor carry clues to the type of immune system someone has and by enhancing this natural odor you could be luring in mates with better compatible immune systems and this way have offspring with stronger immune system. READ MORE!

With warm hugs and gentle thuds – Keri

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