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Loud listening habits risk hearing loss for 1 billion young people

Loud listening habits risk hearing loss for 1 billion young people

Take a walk outside and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone not wearing headphones. But could this everyday habit be detrimental to our hearing in the long run? Several recent studies say yes, if we’re not careful. Sorry, what was that? I couldn’t hear you over my LOUD taste in music. New studies suggest that over 1 billion young people globally are at risk of hearing loss due to poor music...

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Tuvalu to preserve its culture in the metaverse

Tuvalu to preserve its culture in the metaverse

Climate change is affecting the Pacific Island of Tuvalu in a serious way. Anticipating its population will be forced into climate migration in the near future, the government is turning to the metaverse to preserve its unique culture. While COP27 isn’t over, betting on actual environmental policy implementation is risky, if previous summits are anything to go by. This is especially true for the Global South. The reality is that business...

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Opinion – social media’s obsession with ‘aesthetic’ needs to stop

Opinion – social media’s obsession with ‘aesthetic’ needs to stop

While there’s arguably nothing wrong with drawing inspiration from trends as a means of self-exploration, the sheer volume that’s being presented to us by social media on a daily basis is becoming increasingly problematic for both our wellbeing and the planet. Ever found yourself identity flip-flopping? Trends, aesthetics, and niche groups are a rite of passage for teenagers discovering themselves and have been for many decades. Now, thanks to social media, Gen...

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Opinion – Musk should not be charging for Twitter’s blue tick status

Opinion – Musk should not be charging for Twitter’s blue tick status

New Twitter boss Elon Musk is planning to charge $240-per-year for blue tick status. Could shifting away from simple verification and toward an open premium service lead to fundamental flaws in the platform? We reckon so. Elon Musk’s hard-fought campaign to get his hands on Twitter was always superseded by a desire to make the platform more democratic, but his early moves point to a lack of critical thought. The world’s...

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