Brief exposure to nature really does improve your mood

New research shows that there's truth to the idea that nature and spending time outdoors can improve happiness. 

The study showed that if people simply take time to notice the nature around them, it will increase their general happiness and well-being, according to Daily Mail.

Even if it's just birds flying in a crowded city or a tree at a bus stop, noticing nature can also improve 'prosocial orientation' - the willingness to share and place value on one's community. 

The study examined the effects of a two-week intervention involving nature. 

Talk about planning ahead! Children as young as SIX spontaneously practice skills to prepare for the future

From tying shoelaces to reading and writing, practice is essential for improving a wide range of skills.

And a new study suggests that from age six, children spontaneously practice skills to prepare for the future.

The findings suggest that it may be beneficial for parents to start having conversations with children as young as six about their future goals, and encourage them to think about and work toward those goals according to Daily mail.

Researchers looked at the development of deliberate practice.

Why going to your 'special place' makes you feel better

Whether it's where you got married, or a place you can remember going to with a loved one, everyone has certain places that are intensely meaningful.

And a new study has found that these places play a huge part in our emotional and physical well-being, according to Daily mail.

The findings underline the importance of caring for special places for future generations to enjoy, according to the researchers.

Researchers, used brain imaging technology to demonstrate how meaningful places impact our conscious and unconscious minds.

Evolutionary purpose of grandparents is a mystery: Children fare just as well without them

Humanity would fare just as well without its elders as it does with them, according to scientists.

The claims come as part of a study which found no obvious evolutionary need to live beyond the age of 50 in humans.

The discovery disputes the 'grandmother hypothesis', which suggests humans live long beyond their reproductive age because they care for grandchildren.

The theory also suggests that older members of our communities pass down important cultural knowledge that helps us survive according to Daily mail.

Humans Will Upload Their Brains to Computers to Become IMMORTAL Sooner Than You Think

It may sound like the plot from the latest science fiction blockbuster, but uploading your brain onto a computer to achieve immortality could soon become a reality.

Professor Brian Cox said that the technique, known as 'technological singularity' could be available sooner than you think according to Daily mail.

Professor Cox said that he found 'no reason at all' why human intelligence couldn't be simulated by computers - although he did not express a timeline for this to happen.