Cats love a good head scratch

Cats love having their head scratched because it reminds them of their mothers who licked their faces when they were kittens, according to feline experts.

When an owner takes over this role it reinforces the idea they are their mother.

When they don't have their mothers to pester them, scientists found owners giving a head rub serves as a handy reminder to cats that they need to groom themselves.

Hate going to the gym? Blame your parents

While some people come out of the gym with a huge grin on their face, others find absolutely no pleasure in exercising.

Now, a new study has revealed that our enjoyment of exercising is largely genetic.

The researchers hope the findings could be used to develop personalised exercise programmes for people who are not genetically inclined to enjoy the gym according to Daily mail.

Study finds we learn moral lessons more effectively from books with human characters

A new study found that moral lessons in storybooks resonate with kids most when the character are human - not human-like animals. 

But the more a child attributes human characteristics to the animals, the more effectively they learned social lessons like sharing or telling the truth.

The findings are important because many of the social lessons told through human-like animals - such as a conniving fox or a turtle who perseveres - may miss the mark for effectively teaching moral lessons

The study, conducted by researchers found that kids aged 4-6 learn don't learn social lessons from stories with animals as effectively as those with humans because many children don't see these characters as similar to themselves. 

The terrifying conjoined BATS

Researchers have discovered the third case ever of a pair of conjoined bats in southeastern Brazil.

The newborn bat twins' corpse is conjoined at the torso, with its two heads side by side according to Daily mail.

While researchers aren't sure what causes identical twins to be conjoined, it can occur when a fertilized egg splits too late.

The study found that the bat twins were male large fruit-eating bats of the genus Artibeus.  

The specimen was found with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached, indicating that the twins were newborn. 

The twins have separated heads and necks but a conjoined trunk with an abnormally expanded thorax, with ultrasound analysis revealing that they have two similarly sized and separate hearts.

The Golden Mummy

The mummified body of a Buddhist Master from 1,000 years ago still has healthy bones and a complete brain, a CT scan has revealed. 

The discovery was made last week after the gilded remains of Master Ci Xian was given a medical check at the Dinghui Temple in Wu'an, northern China's Hebei Province.

Master Ci Xian was said to be a respected monk who had travelled from ancient India to ancient China to promote Buddhism.

People were shocked when doctors said Master Ci Xian still had a full skeleton, and a complete brain.