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In the most detailed genomic study ever conducted of individuals over the age of 100 years, researchers have homed in on several particular genetic characteristics that seem to confer protection from age-related diseases. Gene variants improving DNA repair processes were particularly prominent in this cohort of supercentenarians.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Agi
Scientists have mapped wind "rivers" in Earth’s atmosphere that are responsible for transporting huge quantities of potentially dangerous aerosols around the planet. Particles that travel through these atmospheric rivers eventually descend to cause havoc by lowering air quality and reducing visibility for days on end.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Earth, Atmosphere, Climate,
Social media has become an essential part of our daily lives. And while it has many positive attributes, it can be a very toxic environment at times. This was recently […] The post Who is most likely to leave social media? US citizens top list, claims study appeared first on ShinyShiny.
A new international study has found four distinct patterns of toxic protein spread in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings indicate these patterns correspond with particular symptoms, and the researchers hypothesize these four variants could respond to different treatments.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Aging, Brain, Medical Ima
Modern scientific techniques are rapidly improving our understanding of how plastic pollution can impact marine organisms, and a new study has demonstrated how they can also be used to understand the plight of creatures past. Scientists have used museum collections to step back in time and study the guts of freshwater fish over the past century, which revealed not just that they've been swallowin
Millions of adults have turned to their mobile phone for gaming for the first time over the past year – with the garden shed among one of the top locations. […] The post Mobile gaming soars during lockdown, claims study appeared first on ShinyShiny.
A new study has revealed that Earth’s glaciers have lost a staggering amount of ice over the last two decades, and the rate of loss is accelerating. The global effort used satellite data to track the deteriorating condition of some 220,000 glaciers, which are suffering from the warming effect of climate change.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Sea-level rise, Global Warming, Env
Experts have cited excess screen time as one of the key reasons behind a poor night’s sleep, a brand new study on sleep quality shows. The WakeUpWell study, conducted by Blinds […] The post Excess screen time is major reason for poor sleep, claims study appeared first on ShinyShiny.
One of the main goals of NASA’s Perseverance rover is to scour the surface of Mars for signs of ancient microbial life. But a new study of the geochemistry of the Red Planet suggests that life could still be thriving below its surface today.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Mars, Life, Extraterrestrial, Microbes, Earth, Brown University
Perhaps rather depressingly, Brits will spend the equivalent of 22 years, one month and four days of their lives online. A study of 2,000 adults found the typical week will […] The post 22 years of our lives are spent online, claims study appeared first on ShinyShiny.


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