Author Archives: Brittany A. Roston

Brittany Roston is SlashGear's Entertainment, Health, and Science Editor. She has over a decade of experience writing about entertainment, health, and science for many media outlets.

Scientists warn antibiotic resistance is also impacting dolphins

Scientists warn antibiotic resistance is also impacting dolphins

A study out of Florida Atlantic University has found that dolphins are increasingly facing antibiotic resistance similar to humans. The research tracked antibiotic resistance related to bottlenose dolphins for 13 years, finding that since initially reporting high resistance in 2009, the degree of antibiotic resistance among wild dolphins has increased significantly.

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Hulu teases ‘Misery’ origin story with Castle Rock season 2 trailer

Hulu teases ‘Misery’ origin story with Castle Rock season 2 trailer

Last month, Hulu announced that the second season for its Castle Rock series will arrive on October 23, though it only provided a very brief teaser video that said, 'Misery arrives.' As expected given that the series is based on the Stephen King universe, that phrase referred to the novel Misery, which will be the foundation for Hulu's upcoming original work.

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NASA snaps photo of a violent icy avalanche on Mars

NASA snaps photo of a violent icy avalanche on Mars

Mars is home to a dusty landscape painted with orange and brown hues, pocked with craters, and adorned with a variety of hills and mountains. Depending on where you look, Mars is also home to numerous sheer cliffs that look like long striations when captured from a distance and like near-vertical rock walls when snapped by the Martian rover. One of the latest images of these cliffs includes a clearly visible avalanche.

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New Fortnite ‘Celebration Pack’ exclusive for PS Plus revealed in tweet

New Fortnite ‘Celebration Pack’ exclusive for PS Plus revealed in tweet

The PlayStation Greece Twitter account has tweeted an announcement that appears premature -- there's a new exclusive 'Celebration Pack' in the works that'll be offered to PS Plus subscribers. This pack will include exclusive cosmetics, offering Sony's PlayStation customers more unique items featuring the console's iconic blue color, among other things. Many details about the pack remain unclear at this time, however.

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The FDA hasn’t approved a peanut allergy treatment yet, but it’s close

The FDA hasn’t approved a peanut allergy treatment yet, but it’s close

The FDA has taken a major step toward approving Palforzia, a treatment for peanut allergy that may reduce both the number and severity of allergic reactions. The treatment, assuming it ultimately gets approval, would be for allergy sufferers ages 4 to 17 who have been diagnosed with peanut allergy. Palforzia is a biologic oral immunotherapy (OIT) that received Fast Track Designation from the FDA in 2014.

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Sling TV finally adds Safari support after nixing macOS app

Sling TV finally adds Safari support after nixing macOS app

Live streaming television service Sling TV used to offer a macOS app for accessing the service on a Mac computer, but things changed last year. Users were promised that in addition to its existing Chrome browser support, Sling TV would soon add support for Apple's Safari browser, something that has finally arrived more than a year after the promise was made.

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Google launches new tools for finding local addiction resources

Google launches new tools for finding local addiction resources

Google has launched two new tools to help opioid addicts get help from nearby resources. The tools involve Google Maps, making it easier to find life-saving naloxone medication and to locate recovery centers that can help individuals get over their addiction. Both tools are free to access through Google's newly launched Recover Together website, which doesn't link searches for centers to one's Google account.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s AR arrives this fall: How to pre-register

Five Nights at Freddy’s AR arrives this fall: How to pre-register

Mobile horror game Five Nights at Freddy's will arrive for augmented reality this fall. The hit game originally launched as an indie title in 2014, introducing players to Freddy Fazbear's Pizza shop and the animatronic robots that perform shows for guests. As players came to learn, these animatronic animals aren't so entertaining for the store's nighttime security guard.

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YouTube is discontinuing its TV interface for web browsers

YouTube is discontinuing its TV interface for web browsers

YouTube offers a readily available television interface for people who access the service using an ordinary web browser. This interface is most commonly used by people who have a small computer, such as a PC stick or Linux box, hooked up to their TV as a substitute for a streaming device, but that'll be changing in the near future.

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Epic gives first look at Fortnite X Uniqlo hoodies and shirts

Epic gives first look at Fortnite X Uniqlo hoodies and shirts

In July, Epic Games announced a collaboration with Uniqlo USA for an upcoming line of clothing items designed for Fortnite fans. The new Fornite X Uniqlo line will feature a variety of clothing items, including hoodies and shirts, but Epic didn't provide any samples of the upcoming products at that time. That changed today with a tweet from the company that includes several tops featuring the Fortnite logo and more.

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DARPA seeks psychedelic drugs that don’t cause hallucinations

DARPA seeks psychedelic drugs that don’t cause hallucinations

The government research agency DARPA has announced a new program called Focused Pharma that seeks drug innovations that offer the mental health benefits of psychedelics without the 'significant side effects.' The agency detailed its new program earlier this week, revealing that it has reviewed the growing body of private research on the potential benefits of psychedelics like LSD and psilocybin.

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When to watch tonight’s Friday the 13th Harvest ‘micromoon’

When to watch tonight’s Friday the 13th Harvest ‘micromoon’

Skygazers across the US will have the rare opportunity to view a 'micromoon' tonight, the earliest viewing times starting in the Pacific time zone with other following. The micromoon will happen on a notable date -- Friday the 13th, making it a fun coincidence for most people. If you miss seeing the moon tonight, you won't get the chance to see another micromoon for more than a year.

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