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A new study, conducted over the past few months in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, has found fans of apocalyptic and horror media are reporting less distress and greater resilience during this real pandemic compared to those who don’t consume those kinds of genre fiction.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Psychology, Behavior, Films, Entertainment, New Atlas Aud
Fireworks are a surefire way to create a spectacle of color and light, but research has revealed these dazzling displays could pose a health risk. A study that is said to be the first to look at the impacts of firework exposure on human cells and animals, has found a range of harmful toxins can linger in the air once the lights go out.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: NYU Langone He
New data chronicling the long-term effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on early-stage Parkinson’s disease patients has found the treatment significantly slows its progression. Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center suggest, if the results are validated in a large Phase 3 trial currently underway, DBS will become the first therapy clinically proven to slow the progression of thi
A new study led by a team from the University of Colorado, Boulder, has found smoking high-THC marijuana or concentrates does not result in greater levels of intoxication. The research adds weight to a growing body of evidence suggesting proposed roadside THC tests may not correlate specifically with driving impairment.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Marijuana, Ca
Last week we told you about a fairly daunting, time-consuming investigation from our friends over at Lensrentals, who were looking into the inconsistencies and variations in flange-to-sensor distances between different cinema cameras. For a quick recap, Roger & Co. discovered that flange distance variation could make cine lenses unable to achieve sharp focus at infinity, particularly with wid
New York designer Athena Calderone has renovated her mid-century home in the Long Island town of Amagansett with plaster walls, linen fabric, marble and second-hand finds. Read more
Back in 2015, a team of scientists led by Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich published a study claiming we were entering a sixth mass extinction event, triggered by the rapid decline in biodiversity. Researchers have now provided an update in the form of a new study that has found the rate of extinctions is increasing at an unprecedented rate, with the scientists fearful it could kick off
A milestone study published in the journal Nature Communications is offering the first demonstration of a direct causal relationship between the gut microbiome and a human neurovascular disease. Verifying prior animal studies, the research suggests a microbiome metabolite can travel through the bloodstream, reach blood vessels in the brain and expedite the development of lesions.Continue ReadingC
Back in 2018 a team of Australian researchers presented a novel font called Sans Forgetica, with the claim that it helps enhance memory. A team of UK and New Zealand researchers put the font to the test, and in a newly published peer-reviewed article reveal the font, while certainly difficult to read, may not boost memory after all.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Font, Learning, Memory, Un
Scientists in the UK have tapped 25 years worth of Census data to track the habits and health outcomes of hundreds of thousands of commuters, finding an association between those who avoid daily car travel and a lower risk of early death. Cycling, walking or catching the train to work was linked to reductions in the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, with the authors joining a chorus of e


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