The Oedipus complex might not be so farfetched after all, as a new study reveals that we’re attracted to people who look like our parents. Freud would have been delighted with the findings, conducted by scientists at Glasgow University, which concluded that heterosexual men and gay women looked for women with the same eye colour as their mothers. Similarly, they found that heterosexual women and gay men were attracted to men whose eyes were the same colour as their father.
A baby has become an internet sensation after apparently walking just a few minutes after being born. The video clip of the surprising scene was uploaded to Facebook and has stunned people across the globe, amassing 72 million views, over 1.6 million shares and 339,000 reactions.
Cutting down on meat part-time can almost halve the risk of obesity, scientists have said. Previous studies have suggested strict vegetarians tend to be slimmer on the whole, but scientists have said this new “flexitarian” approach could be a more realistic way to get people to cut down on meat, rather than asking them to forego it altogether. Professor Maira Bes-Rastrollo from the University of Navarra in Spain, who led the study, said: “It’s not a radical shift to a vegetarian diet, it’s more a gentle approximation.
First-born children are more intelligent than their siblings because they receive more mental stimulation in their early years, new research has shown. Confirming the suspicions of eldest brothers and sisters everywhere, University of Edinburgh economists found first-borns achieve higher IQ test scores from as young as one year old. The researchers, collaborating with a team from from Sydney University, examined data from 5,000 children who were given reading and picture vocabulary tests every two years.