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.

Animal protein beats plant alternatives for sustaining muscle, study finds

Animal protein beats plant alternatives for sustaining muscle, study finds

When it comes to sustaining the muscles you built up during your younger years, a new study has found that animal-sourced proteins are more effective than protein from soy and wheat, the two most popular plant alternatives. The findings were recently published at The Physiological Society's Future Physiology 2020 conference. The goal of the study was to evaluate the gram-for-gram muscle-sustaining potential of plant proteins compared to animal products.

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 virtual August event detailed

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 virtual August event detailed

Samsung has officially revealed the details for its Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event, detailing how it will hold the virtual event and when it will take place. As with other major events this year, Unpacked 2020 will be streamed online for the public to tune in rather than being held as a live event. What can Samsung fans expect? New Galaxy smartphones, tablets, and more.

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Amazon Prime Video adds user profiles following successful test

Amazon Prime Video adds user profiles following successful test

Amazon Prime Video has finally added a feature that has already been available on a number of competing platforms: user profiles. With these, multiple people in the same household can separate their viewing habits, preventing someone from having their personalized recommendations messed up when another person views their own favorite shows. The profiles are only rolling out on certain devices to start with.

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NASA’s Mars InSight scoop workaround video raises hope for mole success

NASA’s Mars InSight scoop workaround video raises hope for mole success

Weeks after performing a risky workaround maneuver to get its InSight rover 'mole' tool working, NASA has offered an update on the plan -- it will soon remove its scoop to get a closer look at the instrument. The space agency published a new short animation made from individual still images that shows off Martian dirt as its vibrates out of the mole's burrowing hole.

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Tablo’s new OTA DVRs offer up to 1TB and key features for cord-cutters

Tablo’s new OTA DVRs offer up to 1TB and key features for cord-cutters

Tablo has expanded its DVR product line with the new Quad and Dual models, offering cord-cutters who use an over-the-air TV antenna new options that feature built-in storage. These two new OTA DVR models feature up to four tuners and 1TB of data, offering ample space for recording multiple shows -- up to 700 hours of HD content if you opt for the highest storage option.

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Genetically modified corn features antioxidants to cool gut inflammation

Genetically modified corn features antioxidants to cool gut inflammation

A special type of edible corn has been designed to feature high levels of antioxidants that cool down gut bacteria, helping reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) like Crohn's disease. The positive effects were observed in lab mice fed the corn rich in flavonoids, which are plant metabolites with various health-promoting effects.

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NASA Curiosity rover kicks off Mars ‘summer trip’ with new panorama

NASA Curiosity rover kicks off Mars ‘summer trip’ with new panorama

NASA has announced that its Mars Curiosity rover has started its 'summer trip' on the Red Planet, kicking things off with a new panorama featuring the Greenheugh Pediment. During its road trip, NASA says the rover will cover around one mile of the Martian surface, ending back at a tall mountain called Mount Sharp that it has been exploring for several years.

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Fortnite exploit makes players invincible, but it’s not easy to use

Fortnite exploit makes players invincible, but it’s not easy to use

Fortnite players have discovered yet another exploit, this one offering massive benefits for those who use it -- both invincibility and invisibility -- but it's not without its problems. The exploit is currently live in Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 3 and it'll remain that way until Epic releases a patch to fix the problem. How does the exploit work? You'll need a Whirlpool and a bit of planning.

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Gmail app finally gets support for a major iPadOS feature

Gmail app finally gets support for a major iPadOS feature

Apple has largely positioned its iPad Pro as a laptop replacement, something underscored by its launch of the Magic Keyboard with a hinge and trackpad. A key part of using the iPad Pro in lieu of a laptop is the ability to multitask, however, something that requires apps to actively support the iPadOS features that facilitate it. Gmail is finally counted among these offerings.

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Horror movie fans can better handle pandemic stress, study finds

Horror movie fans can better handle pandemic stress, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly increased stress levels among the general public -- the concerns range from unemployment to more extreme things like fears about the breakdown of society or widespread death. New research has found that some people are better able to handle this stress than others, and they're also more likely to love horror movies.

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Microdosing THC confirmed effective for pain relief at minuscule doses

Microdosing THC confirmed effective for pain relief at minuscule doses

The practice of taking very small, sub-perceptual doses of a compound -- microdosing -- is almost exclusively associated with psychedelics. Some medical marijuana users, however, have claimed that microdosing THC has its own benefits, something a new study substantiates. The research comes from Israeli medical technology company Syqe Medical, which reports that microdosing THC may have a profound impact on chronic pain.

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High cholesterol diet study finds carbs, not saturated fat, are key

High cholesterol diet study finds carbs, not saturated fat, are key

If you have high cholesterol levels, you've likely been advised to reduce the amount of saturated fat that you eat. Such recommendations are common but controversial, with some past research having implicated sugars, not fats, as the primary reason some people have too much LDL 'bad' cholesterol. A new study builds upon those, implicating carbohydrates as the primary issue.

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