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Missing Out On Deep Sleep Causes Alzheimer’s Plaques to Build Up

“Deep, non-REM sleep helps people’s brains to wash away toxic proteins and waste, a new study found, reinforcing the link between sleep deprivation, aging and Alzheimer’s disease,” reports U.S. News & World Report. Or, as Discover magazine puts it, “Getting enough deep sleep might be the key to preventing dementia.” The discovery reinforces how critical quality sleep is for brain ... Read More »

The Washington Post Decries ‘Toxicity’ in Videogames

This week the Washington Post shared the story of 20-year-old Sam Haberern, who was playing Call of Duty on his Xbox when the other players “started asking him whether he had ever testified in court or murdered anyone.” “They said they were from Maryland and that they were going to come and kill me,” he said. By then it was ... Read More »

Does Listening to Music Have a Negative Impact on Creativity?

We’ve all heard the studies. AmiMoJo quotes the health and science editor of Slashgear: A new study has found that listening to music may have a negative impact on creativity. This is contrary to the popular idea that music and creativity often go hand in hand. According to the researchers, the negative impact was found even in cases where the ... Read More »

40% of Malicious URLs Were Found on Good Domains

Help Net Security shared an interesting statistic from the 2019 Webroot Threat Report. 40 percent of malicious URLs were found on good domains. Legitimate websites are frequently compromised to host malicious content. To protect users, cybersecurity solutions need URL-level visibility or, when unavailable, domain-level metrics, that accurately represent the dangers. The report also found that while Google was the single ... Read More »

Can the BBC and ITV Challenge Netflix?

“The BBC, the UK’s national broadcaster, and ITV, the biggest private player in the UK market, are in the ‘concluding phase of talks’ to create a rival to Netflix,” writes Slashdot reader AmiMoJo. The BBC’s director general Tony Hall said the aim was to launch the “BritBox” rival to Netflix in the UK the second half of 2019. Neither organisation ... Read More »