Today’s Solutions: May 27, 2024

Lions affection

The chemical compound of love: oxytocin turns lions into kittens

Love’s effect can sometimes be mystifying. A tender embrace from a friend or the adoring eyes of a pet can bring us back from anger or sadness at almost any time. Affection soothes the beast inside all of us, and it can even be tracked scientifically. What we feel when we experience love is Read More...

Neuronal network with electrical activity of neuron cells 3D rendering illustration.

The gene that could stop Parkinson's disease

Scientists are always working tirelessly to figure out new, effective treatments for complex neurological conditions. Here at The Optimist Daily, we’ve reported on many before, such as non-invasive brain surgery for people with epilepsy and using brain signals to allow a man with paralysis to Read More...

two astronauts embrace in space

Sex in space? The push to find out if we can reproduce in outer space

Although human settlement on other planets was once just a pipe dream, rapid technological advancements are making it seem like a truly viable possibility for the future of humanity. However, before any human colony can settle in space, scientists need to figure out if and how people can reproduce Read More...

Scientists team up with traine

Scientists team up with trained dolphins to create data-collecting drone

Over the last decades, whale and dolphin populations around the world have dwindled significantly as a result of human activities. And while conservationists are working hard to help these animals recover, collecting data about their health in a non-invasive way can be extremely difficult. To Read More...