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Fascinating Study Shows That Being Drunk Doesn't Change Your Personality1m26s

Fascinating Study Shows That Being Drunk Doesn't Change Your Personality

Scientist says you don’t change as much as you think when you are drunk. There’s never been much scientific evidence for ‘drunk personalities’, but a study by scientists in the University of Missouri aimed to compare personal and outside observations of drunk people to see how much their personality actually changed. 156 people were surveyed to find out how they think they behave when they are ‘typically sober’ and when they are ‘typically drunk ’. They were given a variety of drinks over 15 minutes. Next, they were filmed taking part in activities that show off personality traits and these videos were also to outside observers for assignment. The observers, on the other hand, noted fewer differences across the sober and intoxicated participants’ personality traits. In fact, observer ratings indicated reliable differences in only one personality factor: extroversion. Specifically, participants who had consumed alcohol were rated higher on three facets of extroversion: gregariousness, assertiveness, and levels of activity. The participants rated themselves as having changed significantly across five major personality traits when they were intoxicated. Given that extroversion is the most outwardly visible personality factor, it makes sense that both parties noted differences in this trait. But, the outside noticed fewer differences heightened extroversion of the participants was the only major difference. Scientists hope this study can be expanded upon and the results can help with interventions and reduce negative impact of alcohol on peoples lives.

This Is How Mars Looked Like Billions Of Years Ago54s

This Is How Mars Looked Like Billions Of Years Ago

We know Mars as the red planet, but it used to be quite different in the past. This video shows what Mars looked like around 4 billion years ago. When lakes, oceans, and rivers covered the surface and the planet had a thick atmosphere, protecting it from the solar wind. This video shows how the surface of Mars might have appeared during this ancient clement period, beginning with a flyover of a lake. Today, Mars is a cold, desert world. Liquid water cannot exist pervasively on its surface due to the low atmospheric pressure and surface temperature, although there is evidence for spurts of liquid flow that perhaps consist of a brine solution with reduced freezing temperature. Water under current conditions can be ice or sublimate directly into vapor without staying in a liquid phase. Four billion years ago Mars was covered in water. It had a much thicker atmosphere that kept the planet warm enough for rivers to flow and for liquid water to stand. The scene opens on a landscape covered in water with white, billowy clouds overhead. As the clouds begin to roll, it shows the passage of time. The atmosphere thins out, causing the water to evaporate. Gradually, all of the rivers and lakes dry up and the atmosphere is too thin to retain any of the sun’s heat. It ends with the Mars we know today: a barren, ice cold rock. Amazing!

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Published: April 27, 201886 plays$0.24 earned
This Is The First Ever Footage Of Beaked Whales1m00s

This Is The First Ever Footage Of Beaked Whales

There’s so little we know of our planet, and naturally it makes us curious as to what else is out there. This thirst for knowledge makes us push our boundaries and reach for the unknown. So far we’ve been able to see almost everything that’s above ground but there are many wonders lurking in the waters depths and the inside of our mysterious planet. We are reaching for the stars, but we know only a few percents of what the ocean waters hold. There have been many expeditions in the darkest parts of the sea, but we have yet to reach the bottom of the abyss. We have gone down to 35,858 feet below the sea’s surface, and if we ever want to go deeper and reach the ground, we would have to travel even further down inside the Mariana Trench under the Pacific Ocean, swimming down the Challenger Deep, the deepest section of the trench. The expeditions thus far have proven to be very fruitful, bringing knowledge of life in complete darkness in excruciating conditions. Just imagine what the waters hold even further down! Every now and then, marine life from the depths of the oceans swims up towards shallow waters, surprising us with its existence. One such kind is the True’s beaked whale. This is a middle-sized whale first described in 1913 by a curator at the United States National Museum called Frederick W. True. These species are rarely sighted because their feeding routines involve going as deep as 3 km down, for up to 2 hours.

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Published: April 24, 2018214 plays$0.48 earned