A new study looks at how the music played in the background of shark documentaries affects the viewers’ opinion of sharks. Not surprisingly, ominous music resulted in a more negative opinion of sharks than light music or silence.
Don’t be alarmed by the click-bait sensational headlines. The new “study” is just a review article (no new data) and doesn’t even look at actual association of cell phone use with cancer or other diseases. It only suggest a possible, and at this point still speculative, mechanism, oxidative stress. The data still fails to show any connection between cell phone use and cancer.
A new study looking at the herpesvirus vaccine used to prevent Marek’s disease in poultry has come up with some interesting findings. The vaccine may actually lead to the evolution of more virulent strains, which can threaten unvaccinated birds.