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We know exercise is a good thing. It improves everything from cardiovascular disease to one’s cognitive health. Observational studies have also seen physical activity lessen age-related vision loss, but until now it hasn’t been clear how causal that relationship has been. New research from the University of Virginia (UVA) is offering the first experimental evidence to show how exercise can direct
There are many factors that can impact our eyesight, but one common source of vision loss centers on a blockage in the major vein in the eyeball, which prevents it from draining properly and damages the retina. This is known as retinal vein occlusion, and scientists at Columbia University have developed a potential new treatment in the form of eye drops that intervene in this process to preserve
An international team of scientists has found that the summer sea ice in the Weddell Sea off the coast of Antarctica is diminishing at a dramatic rate. Since 2015, the ice cover has decreased by one million km² (386,000 mi²) and could pose a problem for local marine life.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Antarctic, British Antarctic Survey, Climate Crisis
As it promised when it initially pushed back the release date, Nikon has released the financial results today for its 2020 fiscal year (FY2020), ending March 31, 2020, as well as its forecast for its 2021 fiscal year (FY2021).Overall, Nikon Corporation recorded ¥591B in revenue and ¥6.7B in operating profit. These numbers align with what Nikon’s updated forecast suspected and are a decrease of ¥1
Zynga reports a big loss in Q1 despite "historic" revenues, in part because it has to pay out millions in contingency payments to recent acquisitions whose games have been strong performers. ...
A new paper has revealed that Greenland and the Antarctic have lost a staggering amount of mass from their ice sheets over the last 16 years thanks to climate change, and that the melting has contributed to sea level rise. The researchers drew on satellite measurements that were taken by bouncing masses of laser bursts off the Earth’s surface.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: En
We don’t get all that many visitors in our quiet corner of the galaxy. In fact the comet 2I/Borisov is only the second interstellar visitor we’ve welcomed to our solar system, following ‘Oumuamua in 2017. Despite whizzing around the Sun at 100,000 mph (161,000 km/h) late last year, scientists have managed to quantify the amount of water it shed on this leg of the journey, the first time they have
A new study has calculated that the Greenland ice sheet lost hundreds of billions of tons of ice last year, marking the biggest drop in its ice mass since records began in 1948. And warm weather alone wasn’t to blame – the team found that unusual pressure patterns had the most devastating impact.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Ice, Greenland, Climate Crisis, Environment, Colum
A growing volume of medical experts around the world are suggesting a loss of the sense of smell may be an early indication of COVID-19. However, the preliminary, and still relatively anecdotal, observation is not officially recognized as a COVID-19 symptom by the World Health Organization at this stage.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Virus
A new meta-study from a team of Australian researchers has reviewed over 50 placebo-controlled trials from the last 20 years testing the efficacy of herbal medicines for weight loss. The results reveal herbal supplements are largely ineffective in aiding weight loss, and the senior author on the study suggests they are essentially a “waste of money.”Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbein is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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