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  • Boredom Isn’t Just in Your Head

    Boredom Isn’t Just in Your Head0

    Watching grass grow. Or paint dry. Falling asleep during a bad movie. Everyone has experienced boredom (which is why you’ve come to United Academics Magazine; to get some excitement going.) But boredom is more than just a temporary feeling. It can cause significant stress and is associated with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and even compulsive

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  • Tropical Plants Made Our Ancestors Hungry For Sex

    Tropical Plants Made Our Ancestors Hungry For Sex0

    For the first time, researchers found evidence that the consumption of plant-based estrogenic compounds, or phytoestrogens, likely played an important role in human evolution. For 11 months, a research team studied a group of red colobus monkeys in Uganda, known to eat leaves from a tropical tree with estrogen-like compounds, called Millettia dura. They found

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  • Global Warming Stamped Out Life 250 Million Years Ago

    Global Warming Stamped Out Life 250 Million Years Ago0

    Although history has often revealed itself to be cyclical, this is one cirsumstance humanity should hope to never repeat. A new paper presented last week at the Geological Society of America uncovered why plants and animals did not quickly recover from the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history. The era passed 250 million years ago, but the

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