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The Astroholic LIVE – From Ancient Scrolls To Modern Screens Via Some Huge Astro News!

24 Apr 2019, 18:01 UTC
The Astroholic LIVE – From Ancient Scrolls To Modern Screens Via Some Huge Astro News!
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The Astroholic Live https://t.co/bVurzyQh8x— Dr. Alfredo Carpineti (@DrCarpineti) April 14, 2019

Jetlag and a few technical issues cannot stop The Astroholic team, and we’re back with extra-special guest Dr David Mills, who talked to us about his work on CT scanners and how he uses this technology to read what is written on delicate ancient texts, that are too fragile to be scanned in other ways.

Our own Lusitanian Luís takes us back to the modern world with a discussion about screen time and wellbeing in teenagers, showing a timely study which finds very little evidence between teenagers’ mental health and their engagement with smartphones. If you’re interested in researching this topic, you might be interested in this great twitter thread about the perils of using big datasets (the whole potatoes and glasses thing that Lucho mentions:

New paper out based on a massive sample (n = 355,358) finds that screens explain less than 0.4% of depression AND shows why previous research is deeply flawed – unless you are willing to believe potatoes and eyeglasses are also destroying a generation (Thread 1/13) pic.twitter.com/AF3GP68b94— Patrick Markey (@patmarkey) January 14, 2019

The Supermassive black hole at the center of M87. EHT ...

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