Hannah's Headlines-6/8/2018

NASA Announces Mars Discovery

It’s not “little green men,” but rather little bitty particles that have the scientific community buzzing about NASA's announcement today that the Mars Curiosity rover has found what's being called the "building blocks" for life and methane in the planet's atmosphere.

It seems the rover found organic matter that’s over three-billion years old and researchers say that this discovery puts them in a good place to look for signs of life.

Researchers say that more analysis must be done to see if their discovery comes from organic life or from a geological process.

"These results do not give us any evidence of life," stressed study lead author Jennifer Eigenbrode [[EYE-gen-brode]], a scientist at the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "But there is a possibility that [the organics] are from an ancient life source; we just don't know.”

Source: Space.com

‘Stashing’ Is The Latest Disturbing Dating Trend

Is your significant other not introducing you to his friends or family members? Congratulations — you’ve been stashed. “Stashing” is the latest crappy relationship trend making couples miserable. It’s when one partner hides their better half from loved ones and doesn’t post about the relationship on social media. According to Julia Bekker, owner of NYC matchmaking service Hunting Maven, “stashers” are typically people who have commitment issues and are emotionally unavailable.

  • Have you ever been “Stashed” or “Stashed” a significant other?
  • How long were you stashed for?

Link: https://nypost.com/2018/06/07/stashing-is-the-latest-disturbing-dating-trend/


People Are Getting Tattoos of Meghan Markles Freckles…Cool or Creepy?

Tattoo artist Gabrielle Rainbow told NewBeauty that she has been “crazy busy” since the Royal Wedding after being inundated with faux-freckle requests. Having also undergone the procedure in February last year, the tattoo artist confirmed that Meghan has definitely “boosted customers’ interest in the whole idea of freckles.” We’re not the least bit surprised really – is there anything more adorable than a dusting of freckles over your nose during the summer months? The procedure takes about an hour to complete with the immediate results resembling little “bee stings.”

  • Do you find freckles attractive and would you consider getting them tattooed on your clear skin?

Link: https://nypost.com/2018/06/07/people-are-getting-tattoos-of-meghan-markles-freckles

Most Folks Stop Discovering New Music By 30

Let’s face it, as much as we think we are hip and in tune with the latest trends, we all get older and tend to love the things we’ve always loved growing up, especially when it comes to music. Well, a new survey just proved that last point, finding that most people stop discovering new music by the time they turn 30.

According to a British poll, which could easily translate here, 60% of people admit to being in a musical rut that has them listening  to the same songs over and over, while only 25% would be open to experiencing new music outside their preferred genre.

Folks interest in discovering new music certainly wanes over time, and 24 being seems to be the peak age for it, with 75% of respondents that age saying they listen to 10 or more new tracks a week, while 64% discovered about five new artists a month. Adding to that, a 2015 survey found that people’s musical tastes “matured” in their early 30s, and by 33 they stopped listening to new music altogether.

  • As for why folks stop discovering new music, it wasn’t for lack of interest, it’s more about time, with 47% saying they wish that had more time to discover new music. The survey also finds that 19% of folks are overwhelmed by the amount of choices available, while 16% have a job that’s just too demanding, and 11% are too busy caring for their children.

Source: Business Insider

University Will Pay $3.5K To Get Flu and Stay At Hotel

How much money would it take for you to get the flu on purpose? Saint Louis University is looking to pay people $3,500 to partake in a study where they could possibly come down with the flu. Researchers will give participants the flu vaccine or a placebo and see how their bodies react to the virus. It’s all to help better understand the illness.

“In a traditional flu study, we vaccinate people and see if their immune systems respond by creating antibodies that fight flu,” Daniel Hoft,director of Saint Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development, says. “In a human challenge study, we vaccinate people, then deliberately challenge their bodies by exposing them to flu to see if they get sick.”

Participants will be quarantined for the 10-day-study at the university’s hotel, which they’re calling “Hotel Influenza.” They get to stay in hotel-style rooms with TV, Internet and their own private bathrooms- perfect for anyone who comes down with symptoms of the virus like diarrhea or vomiting. Researchers will monitor the participants through blood and lung tests to safely measure if they’ve been affected by the flu. Hoft notes that this study will make the public “much more confident the vaccine is more likely to be worth the hundreds of millions of dollars of investment to go through phase 3 development.”

Source: Saint Louis University



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