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34 Common Etiquette Mistakes To Avoid On Your Next Flight, As Told By Frequent Fliers

Hello, pandas! Welcome aboard today’s flight. If you could please take your seats quickly and place your bags in the overhead compartments, we’ll be starting our journey shortly. And remember, even if the flight attendants haven’t explicitly told you not to disturb your fellow passengers, you definitely shouldn’t!Traveling can be an exciting yet exhausting experience. And one thing that can instantly make it worse is being stuck on a flight with rude passengers. So to improve everyone’s flying etiquette, Reddit users…

60 Folks Online Share Common Rules They Break Because They Fundamentally Disagree With Them

It’s important to have rules. Everyone benefits from general order and knowing how things are done calms the inner anxiousness inside many of us.However, not all rules are sound in terms of their reasoning. While all rules might have a reason, not all reasons might make sense, whether it’s logical, practical or any other -al.This, in turn, urges some to protest against the rule entirely, and these people have recently shared some of the rules that irked them—so much, in fact that they regularly break these rules because…

New form of magnetism discovered in common materials

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a strange new form of magnetism. Hiding right under our noses, the team says that “altermagnetism” can be found in everyday materials and could have major technological uses.The most familiar form of magnetism – the kind that keeps your kids’ terrible artworks pinned to your fridge – is what’s called ferromagnetism. The effect is produced when the spins of the electrons in the material all spin in the same direction. Another major branch is known as antiferromagnetism, which…

This Common Food Preservative May Not Be as Harmless as We Thought : ScienceAlert

A common preservative used in food products from beer to sausages to cheese has the potential to interact with the human gut microbiome in unexpected and perhaps damaging ways, according to a new study.These latest findings, from researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, raise more questions about whether or not preservatives intended to kill pathogens on food might also be harming our internal bacteria mix."Nisin is, in essence, an antibiotic that has been added to our…

Dementia risk doubled by common herpes virus, study finds

Infection with the virus that’s the main cause of cold sores may double a person’s risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. Adding to growing evidence of a link between the two, further research is needed to investigate whether anti-herpes treatment reduces the risk and may open the door to developing new vaccines.Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common, lifelong infection that’s treatable but not curable. It’s estimated that, globally, around 67% of people under 50 have herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)…

Common mineral in red soils tends to lock away trace metals over time, study finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Trace metals are nutrient elements, like zinc, that animals and plants need in small amounts to function properly. Animals generally get trace metals in their diets or through environmental exposures, while plants take their trace minerals up from soil. If we get too little, we may experience a deficiency, but the opposite can also be true: Too much of a trace metal can be toxic.…

70 People Reveal Industry Secrets About Their Jobs That Common People Aren’t Supposed To Know

I'm an academic researcher and I can speak for a huge number in my field when I say:**If you want access to our studies and they're behind a paywall, you can email us and we will send you the study.**We are genuinely delighted to share and if you want further context for the results or what have you, I'll always try my best to oblige.The only limiters on that last bit is that:1. the original data for the study might have reached the end of our right to keep it, in which case it will have been destroyed.2. I might

The most common Quest 3 problems and how to fix them

The Meta Quest 3 is an awesome VR headset with a fast processor and great mixed reality, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of trouble. Below, we’ve listed the most common problems and how to fix them so you can solve any issues and get back to gaming, browsing, or spatial computing with your Quest 3. Reset the Quest 3 Boundary Meta’s graphic representation of breaking a Quest virtual boundary. Meta Meta keeps improving the spatial awareness of its Quest headsets. The Quest 3 includes a depth sensor that automatically…

News Clues About the Cause of Common Birth Defects

A study from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine reveals new insights into the role of DNA methylation in orofacial development in mice, offering hope for strategies to reduce cleft lip and palate defects in humans. Credit: SciTechDaily.comRecent research identifies DNA methylation’s critical role in craniofacial development, providing a pathway toward preventing cleft lip and palate by understanding environmental impacts on genetic expression.Cleft lip and palate are the most common craniofacial…

Common Plastic Chemicals Linked to 10% of Premature Births in US, Major Study Finds : ScienceAlert

One in 10 premature births in the United States have been linked to pregnant women being exposed to chemicals in extremely common plastic products, a large study said on Wednesday.The chemicals, called phthalates, are used to soften plastic and can be found in thousands of consumer items including plastic containers and wrapping, beauty care products and toys.Phthalates have been known for decades to be "hormone disruptors" which affect a person's endocrine system and have been previously linked to obesity, heart…