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Gaming can be good for you

Since I rant on about it pretty often enough, I wonder if there are some of you left that still have the impression that gaming isn’t particularly good for you? Due to sensationalist media headlines (like this) we’ve all been led to believe it, but it’s not entirely true. For every reason we are given […]

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Is ‘Gaydar’ real?

According to a recent experiment published in the PLoS ONE journal, yes, gaydar is real. Through briefly showing faces of people  for 50 milliseconds the data produced statistically significant results. Participants were able to judge sexual orientation through facial features alone (minus hair, ears and colour) with around 60% accuracy. Random guessing would yield results of around 50%, […]

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Yo’ momma’s so fat, you came out dumb!

A new study shows links between pre-pregnancy obesity and lower test scores in students between 5 – 7 years old. Compared to mothers with a healthy pregnancy weight, those who were obese before conception are found to be at a higher risk of producing spawn with lower cognitive functioning. Cognitive functioning was measured through commonly […]

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Nice try PornHub

Earlier this week, PornHub tried to raise awareness for breast cancer by giving out free breast exams in New York City on board a ‘boob bus’. Why? Because “PornHub cares about your greatest assets”. Porn star Bree Olson did her part to save breasts by promoting the campaign along with her leather-clad Boob Bus Nurse […]

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Social networking > porn?

At least, that’s what Eric Qualman writes in his book Socialnomics. I found it pretty hard to believe, and I began to hum Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez’ fantastic tune (video below). So I did some digging and actually, I think (technically) Qualman may be wrong. The difference between pornography sites and regular sites is […]

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Oh CNN, you so silly

As if the Anders Breivik case needed to have headlines beyond the horrific events, CNN decides to shine the spotlight on the evils of gaming: These silly headlines were noticed immediately and accusations of fear pandering started. Soon after, CNN changed the headline ‘Killer Breivik trained on video games for massacre’ to something less sensationalist. […]

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Hero gains internet recognition – $65,000 raised overnight

A simple link on a social news website [Reddit.com] linking to a picture with the caption: “Meet Omari. Two days ago he returned from the hospital after being hacked in the face by a machete defending an orphanage of 35 children by himself. Think we could raise the $2,000 needed for the remainder of the […]

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Gamer Hero takes a bullet

Normally, gamers get the shit end of the stick in the mainstream media. Causality of violent behaviour in real life is often attributed to virtual violence, most recently with the Grand Theft Auto series deemed to encourage rioters in their abhorrent behaviour. The second most common appearance of gamers in the mainstream media feature negligent […]

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Ever wanted a pet dinosaur?

Well if your answer is a resounding yes, there may be an opportunity for you to finally make your dream come true. Before you get too excited though, this is just open to homeowners in Vancouver. A talented individual who is fluent in dinosaur is offering dinosaur-esque services in exchange for a property in Vansterdam […]

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Is there a relationship between culture and depression?

The largest ever study of the possible genetics of depression is set to go underway in China. This is due to the recent findings of a major survey on depression, indicating that there are similar symptoms and triggers of the disorder as in the West, except with a few surprises: A higher level of education […]

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