August 14

‘The Masked Singer:’ White Tiger revealed as Rob Gronkowski

first_imgGronkowski thanked the panel of judges for the fun experience.“Thank you guys,” he said. “I enjoyed every performance in front of you guys. I love you guys so much. I’m just so thankful to be here. Legends right in front of my eyes.” MORE: Former NFL star Arian Foster dunks on Florida’s pandemic responseThe three-time Super Bowl winner said a few of his former teammates recognized his dance moves.“One or two of my teammates did contact me like, ‘Dude, that is definitely you. I know your moves, I’ve seen those moves in the locker room plenty of times,’” Gronkowski said. The White Tiger was eliminated from “The Masked Singer” on Wednesday, and it was revealed to be former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.“I’ve always loved dancing and my dance moves were always one of a kind and I always felt like I was never on rhythm, so when I got asked to do ‘The Masked Singer,’ I knew I was in,” the retired NFL star said after being unmasked. “I wanted to do it. I wanted to learn how to sing and also I really wanted to learn how to dance.”last_img read more

January 11

Women drawn to scent of a man

first_imgThe researchers measured the women’s levels of the stress hormone cortisol and compared them with the women’s responses to a control odor. Cortisol levels in the women rose within about 15 minutes of inhaling the androstadienone scent and remained elevated for more than an hour, UC Berkeley researchers found. They also discovered that blood pressure, heart rate and breathing increased, mood improved and sexual arousal was boosted. While the compound can make women feel more positive and sexually aroused, it’s still unclear how it affects their behavior, Wyart said. “Humans are more complex,” she said. “You cannot expect them to have stereotypical responses like rodents.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BERKELEY – A chemical in male sweat can boost mood, brain activity and sexual arousal in heterosexual women, according to a new study released just in time for Valentine’s Day. The study offers the first direct evidence that humans secrete a scent that can affect the physiology of the opposite sex, said researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Their findings were published this past week in The Journal of Neuroscience. “This is the first time anyone has demonstrated that a change in women’s hormonal levels is induced by sniffing an identified compound of male sweat,” said study leader Claire Wyart, a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. “There is much more going on than we think when we are smelling body odor.” The study conducted last year involved 48 undergraduate women who took 20 sniffs from a bottle containing androstadienone, a compound found in male perspiration and other bodily secretions. last_img read more