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People Get Dizzy By Hearing Certain Sounds

Researchers estimated that some people, certainly sounds like a trumpet blowing a particular tone can make them dizzy, and it's not because they're giddy from a Wynton Marsalis melody. It has been estimated that 1 in 100 people around the world has a congenital inner ear condition known as semicircular canal dehiscence, a thinning of the bone enclosing the inner ear that can lead to vertigo in response to certain sounds, changes in atmospheric pressure or coughing.

It is a condition in which a person can feel the same imbalance effects of being drunk just by hearing certain tones, even from the sound of someone's voice or a musical instrument. The study was published in the Scientific Reports.

Every Individual Have Different Brain Anatomy

Researchers conducted a study that no two people have the same brain anatomy. This uniqueness is the result of a combination of genetic factors and individual life experiences. The fingerprint is unique in every individual: As no two fingerprints are the same, they have become the go-to method of identity verification for police, immigration authorities and smartphone producers alike.

Active Sports Schedules for Children, Despite Busy they Find Play Time

Are children's busy schedules depriving them of their childhood and the ability to play freely? Not really, says a U of T study. Researchers at U of T's Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) worked with colleagues at McMaster University on a study, published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal, that found children with higher participation in organized sport and physical activity were engaging in greater free play, over time.

Researchers Warns On the Rise of Nipah Virus and Ebola

Infections like Nipah virus and Ebola have begun to appear more rapidly among human populations over the past twenty years, but experts have yet to conclude why this may be the case. In India, the lesser-known Nipah virus has been part of a recurrent outbreak since the late 1990s, where it has a high case fatality rate of 40 to 60%.