It’s no secret that when Facebook hit the net in 2004, it revolutionised the way we share information online. But, cloaked by the fanfare of its arrival, the social network ushered in an ideology viewed by many as infringing upon the rights of its users. These highlight a fundamental flaw not only in Facebook, but in the current zeitgeist online- a boat that’s set to be well and truly rocked….
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- Face masks may protect hog farm workers and their household members from staph bacteria December 13, 2018Face masks appear to provide important protection against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria for hog farm workers and for household members to whom they might otherwise transmit the bacteria, according to a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
- Fitness instructors' comments shape women's body satisfaction December 13, 2018A new Northwestern University study found that while exercise, in this case, a 16-minute conditioning class, generally improved women's mood and body satisfaction, women felt even better if the instructor made motivational comments that focused on strength and health instead of on losing weight or changing the appearance of one's body.
- Study scrutinizes hidden marketing relationships on social media December 13, 2018Federal regulators require social media personalities to alert their viewers to promotional payments for products and gadgets shown on their channels, but an analysis by Princeton University researchers shows that such disclosures are rare.
- In search of missing worlds, Hubble finds a fast evaporating exoplanet December 13, 2018Now, astronomers have used Hubble to nab a second 'very warm' Neptune (GJ 3470b) that is losing its atmosphere at a rate 100 times faster than that of GJ 436b. Both planets reside about 3.7 million miles from their star. That's one-tenth the distance between our solar system's innermost planet, Mercury, and the Sun.
- Collagen nanofibrils in mammalian tissues get stronger with exercise December 13, 2018A recent experimental study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Washington University in St. Louis, and Columbia University on nanoscale collagen fibrils reported on, previously unforeseen, reasons why collagen is such a resilient material.
- Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus December 13, 2018Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Hongsheng Ouyang of Jilin University, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, these pigs offer potential benefits over commercial vaccination and could reduce […]
- Plants' defense against insects is a bouquet December 13, 2018Michigan State University scholar Andrea Glassmire and her colleagues have revealed how the mixture of chemical weapons deployed by plants keeps marauding insects off base better than a one-note defense. This insight goes beyond the ecological convention of studying a single chemical compound a plant is packing and offers new ways to approach agricultural pe […]
- Study finds sewage bacteria lurking in Hudson river sediments December 13, 2018A new study shows that fecal bacteria from sewage are living in far greater quantities in near-shore sediments of the Hudson River than in the water itself. The river's pollution levels are generally monitored based on samples of clear water, not sediments, so the findings suggest that people stirring up the bottom while wading, swimming or kayaking may […]
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