"I interviewed one guy who was 31, single, an artist living in Boston, who saw himself as countercultural," Krcmar told LiveScience. "The next day I had an interview with a religious woman with ten children who lived in the Midwest. These people seem like they would disagree about almost everything, but if you ask them about television the things that came out of their mouths were almost identical." … [Read more...] about Out There: People Who Live Without TV
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There have also been several reports of patients who suffered broken bones, and one patient who needed hernia surgery after exercising with Wii Fit. In 2011, a 7-year-old boy suffered permanent vision loss after he accidentally stuck his left eye while playing Wii Sports. … [Read more...] about Can People Get Hurt Playing Wii Games?
Though tens of thousands of people claim to have Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), the diagnosis is controversial, and many researchers doubt the condition even exists. Curiously, most therapists don't see a single MPD case during their careers, while others seem to find dozens. Are the "split personalities" real, or accidentally created in suggestible patients by misguided therapists? In 1999 it was revealed that the most famous example of MPD, a woman named Sybil, probably did not have the disease she was known for. Instead, the multiple personalities she believed she had were created by her therapist. … [Read more...] about The Reality of Mysterious Medical Maladies
"It is good, strong, very interesting work and a very interesting finding, but it will require some important follow-up to realize its full potential," said Baird, who was not involved in the study. Nature, he noted, may not have had as large an influence as thought. "It may well be that some of the effects have to do with interacting with a group of people over a period of time," Baird said. Plus, the hikers took the test in very different environments, which could have influenced the test results. … [Read more...] about Ditching Gadgets May Boost Creativity
"We've seen quite a few businesses in the last few months with customers that have chosen to get their data centre out of their office so that they can move offices because it's very, very hard to move an office when you've got a data centre; very complex piece of infrastructure and you need to pick it up, lots of connectivity, lots of risk in moving technology." … [Read more...] about NextDC says COVID-19 is upping Australian data centre needs