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According to Scientists, Weekend Camping Is The Perfect Cure For Sleeping Problems

Prepare your camping gear, folks!

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Having trouble trying to get a goodnight’s sleep? Well, a new research tells us that the perfect remedy could be really simple – spend a weekend on a camping trip!

Recently published in Current Biology, the two-part study tells us how researchers took a group of human guinea pigs to Colorado’s Eagle’s Nest Wilderness for a weekend, with another group staying behind at home. The subjects were not allowed to use any light sources other than campfire.

While the experiment was being conducted, they also wore adapted watches which measured the light levels they received. Two days passed and the researchers conducted a series of tests to discover more details.

Prof. Kenneth Wright, University of Colorado Boulder, said a weekend camping trip can help people reset their sleeping patterns.

In a statement, lead author Kenneth Wright, integrative physiology professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, remarked:

“These studies suggest that our internal clock responds strongly and quite rapidly to the natural light-dark cycle. Living in our modern environments can significantly delay our circadian timing and late circadian timing is associated with many health consequences. But as little as a weekend camping trip can reset it.”


According to science, sleep patterns are governed by melatonin, a hormone that prepares the body to sleep and coordinates the circadian rhythm.

In part, the release of the hormone depends on the lights of an individual’s surroundings.

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The researchers likewise analyzed the campers’ saliva and discovered that their melatonin rise started much earlier at 1.4 hours.

So while it is impossible for most people to sleep under the stars every night, the scientists suggest a viable alternative – get as much natural light during the day and turn off your mobile devices at least an hour or two before you sleep.

As Wright further pointed out:

“Our findings highlight an opportunity for architectural design to bring more natural sunlight into the modern built environment and to work with lighting companies to incorporate tunable lighting that could change across the day and night to enhance performance, health and well-being.”

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If You’ve Got “Blue Eyes”, You’ve Lived Your Life in a Lie

Plot Twist: Your eyes aren’t actually blue.

Have you ever gazed into someone's eyes and loved just how blue their eyes are? However, no matter how much you love those aquamarine eyes, they just aren't actually blue. In fact, they are brown and actually, all eyes are color brown - any difference just boils down to the presence of a substance called melanin.

The colored part of our eyes, the iris, is composed of two layers - the stroma, which is the anterior layer, and the epithelium, which is the posterior layer. The stroma consists of cells that contain melanin, non-pigmented cells, colorless collagen fibers, and other types of tissue. The epithelium, on the other hand, consists of only two layers of pigmented cells.

The melanin and the collagen fibers present in the iris determine eye color.

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Newly Discovered Gecko Instantly Sheds Its Skin to Escape From Predators

Imagine if humans can do this.

When faced with stressful situations, like being eaten alive by a vicious predator, our instincts would tell us to either fight or take flight. We can't help it, we're programmed with such kind of stress response. However, there's a third option that only this newly discovered gecko can pull off - shedding skin, or scales, rather.

Geckolepis megalepis is part of the genus Geckolepis, which is a species of gecko characterized by fish-like scales that tear apart easily so they can rapidly escape from predators. It can measure up to approximately 2.8 inches in length and has the largest scales of all the fish-scale geckos in the world.

Each scale makes up about eight percent of the Geckolepis megalepis' body.

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Tourist, Bitten By Shark While Taking Selfie With it, Fined $6,200 For Animal Cruelty

This woman discovered it isn’t a good idea to take selfies with a shark!

Another tourist just learned that taking selfies with a shark isn’t exactly a good idea – and she had to learn it the hard way! This recently happened on a Brazilian beach where a woman, who remains to be unnamed at the moment, got bitten by the shark and then she eventually got fined with a huge amount of about Brazilian R$19,500 (approximately US $6,200)

According to reports, the video was taken at the beach in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, off the coast of Brazil. The footage immediately went viral on social media, gaining numerous views and comments – which are mostly against the woman – from netizens from across the world.

On the video, you will see the tourist grabbing the small shark from the waters.

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