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New study takes a bird’s-eye view of the Nasca Lines

New study takes a bird’s-eye view of the Nasca Lines

It's a bird! It's a... no, it's definitely a bird. — Identifying the species in the Nasca Lines could tell us why they were made. Kiona N. Smith - Jun 20, 2019 8:34 pm UTC At first glance, one of the most famous figures of Peru's Nasca Lines looks like a fairly generic hummingbird. But…
Study: Tesla Autopilot misleading, overestimated more than similar technology

Study: Tesla Autopilot misleading, overestimated more than similar technology

More than any other driver-assist system out there today, people overestimate what Tesla’s Autopilot can do, according to a new study. “The name ‘Autopilot’ was associated with the highest likelihood that drivers believed a behavior was safe while in operation, for every behavior measured, compared with other system names,” said the study released this week…
Study Finds Nearly 400 Medical Devices, Procedures And Practices That Are Ineffective

Study Finds Nearly 400 Medical Devices, Procedures And Practices That Are Ineffective

(BeyzaSultanDURNA/iStock) CARLY CASSELLA 13 JUN 2019 We like to view modern medicine as based on rigorous science, and while it certainly beats the various dangerous alternatives out there, sometimes physicians still end up adopting practices based on little evidence. When a medical treatment, device or procedure is no better than previous or lesser alternatives, it's…
Study: Poor teens and tweens spend more time on screens than rich ones

Study: Poor teens and tweens spend more time on screens than rich ones

Tweens and teens from families that make less than $35,000 per year spent nearly two hours more with screen media each day than their peers with incomes over $100,000, according to new data from media nonprofit Common Sense. Lower-income teens (13- to 18-year-olds) spent more than 8.5 hours each day on smartphones, tablets, video games,…
Study concludes 33,000-year-old-skull shows signs of blunt force trauma

Study concludes 33,000-year-old-skull shows signs of blunt force trauma

A paleolithic cold case — The killer was probably left-handed and used a club to administer the fatal blow. Jennifer Ouellette - Jul 6, 2019 6:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Right lateral view of the Cioclovina calvaria exhibiting a large depressed fracture. A new paper concludes this is evidence of fatal blunt force trauma.Kranoti et…
Study casts doubt on value of WHO’s “gaming disorder” diagnoses

Study casts doubt on value of WHO’s “gaming disorder” diagnoses

What's the problem? — "Dysfunctional gaming" seems to be more symptom than cause of psychological issues. Kyle Orland - Oct 22, 2019 7:35 pm UTC Enlarge / Two gamers with obvious unmet psychological needs.Since the World Health Organization proposed new diagnoses for "hazardous gaming" and "gaming disorder" last year, there's been an ongoing scientific debate…
A New Study Casts Doubt on ‘Gaming Disorder’ Diagnoses

A New Study Casts Doubt on ‘Gaming Disorder’ Diagnoses

Since the World Health Organization proposed new diagnoses for "hazardous gaming" and "gaming disorder" last year, there's been an ongoing scientific debate about which way the causation for these issues really goes. Does an excessive or addictive relationship with gaming actually cause psychological problems, or are people with existing psychological problems simply more likely to…
Study finds blue light filters like ‘Night Light’ might actually keep you awake – 9to5Google

Study finds blue light filters like ‘Night Light’ might actually keep you awake –...

A couple of years ago, science was convinced that the blue light coming from our screens was not only harmful, but could keep us awake at night, too. The countermeasure to that was blue light filters that were widely adopted, but now it seems those filters are just as bad. Nomad case for Pixel 3…
No, a genetic study didn’t pinpoint the ancestral homeland of all humans

No, a genetic study didn’t pinpoint the ancestral homeland of all humans

Homeland insecurity — The study published earlier this week ignores most of the archaeological record. Kiona N. Smith - Nov 1, 2019 11:45 am UTC Enlarge / 200,000 years ago, parts of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa looked a lot like the Okavango Delta in Botswana.A study published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature…
Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure

Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure

Chengcheng Fang uses a technique that UC San Diego researchers invented to quantify inactive lithium. Photos by David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering San Diego, Calif., Aug. 21, 2019 -- A research team led by the University of California San Diego has discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail—bits of lithium metal…

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Steam Remote Play Together lets you play local multiplayer games online...

With the launch of Stadia, cloud gaming has received a ton of public attention, and many other companies working on game streaming have benefitted from the curiosity, too. In fact, Steam has had Remote Play, its own local-machine-based streaming service, for a long time already, and now a neat addition to it has left its beta…

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