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Scientists keep time on music that helps people sleep

Is slow-paced, instrumental music not helping you get to sleep? Scientists say you should try your favourite energetic song instead. Early research suggests listening to preferred music – even if it is loud, energetic, and has vocals – may be able to facilitate better shut-eye. Experts believe this is because there is no “one-size-fits-all” when […]

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Learning to play the piano ‘improves ability to process sights and sounds’

Playing the piano improves the brain’s ability to process sights and sounds, as well as reducing depression, anxiety and stress, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Bath followed beginners who took lessons for an hour a week over an 11-week period. The one-to-one lessons consisted of 20 minutes of finger exercises, followed […]

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24% of young people ‘put hearing at risk with loud music on personal devices’

Almost a quarter of teenagers and young adults could be putting their hearing at risk by listening to excessively loud music through earphones, ear buds or headphones, a study has suggested. An international team of researchers estimated that 24% of 12 to 34-year-olds are listening to music on personal listening devices at an “unsafe level”. […]

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Dyson unveils purifying headphones to protect from air and noise pollution

Dyson has created headphones that include a purifying visor designed to help people avoid polluted air in cities. Called the Dyson Zone, the wearable device combines noise-cancelling over-ear headphones with a visor that sits just in front of the nose and mouth, delivering filtered air. The British technology firm said the headphones have been created […]

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Spotify’s support of Joe Rogan a ‘slap in the face’ say science podcast producers

Spotify’s support of Joe Rogan feels like “a slap in the face”, producers of a scientific podcast on the platform have said. Wendy Zukerman and Blythe Terrell, creators of the Science Vs podcast, said they will stop producing content until the streaming giant cracks down harder on the spread of misinformation. It comes as Spotify […]

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Joe Rogan pledges to ‘balance’ podcast after Covid misinformation controversy

Podcast host Joe Rogan has said he will try to “balance out” the opinions expressed on his show following controversy around it spreading misinformation about Covid-19. In a video posted to Instagram, Mr Rogan said he supported plans by the streaming giant Spotify – which hosts The Joe Rogan Experience podcast – to add content […]

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