All the Ways the Influential Hydroxychloroquine Study Was Crap

All the Ways the Influential Hydroxychloroquine Study Was Crap

A controversial, highly influential study involving the drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for covid-19 — one that helped launch months of research and failed clinical trials — has now been sharply criticised within the pages of the same scientific journal that published it. The new post-publication peer review highlights a…

How the Frozen 2 Documentary Shows Us More Disney Drama Than We’re Used To

How the Frozen 2 Documentary Shows Us More Disney Drama Than We’re Used To

Nothing bad ever happens at Disney. Or, at least, that’s the message the family-friendly company leads people to believe. You very rarely see or read raw, behind-the-scenes coverage from the mega-corporation because everything there is so carefully packaged. And that’s precisely why the new Disney+ show, Into the Unknown: Making…

What is Methamphetamine or ‘Crystal Meth’?

What is Methamphetamine or ‘Crystal Meth’?

Ever been in love? You’ll know the rush. That’s chemistry at work. Our brain produces molecules such as 2-phenylethylamine, the mood enhancer also found in chocolate. But eating chocolate won’t make you fall in love – enzymes in your liver break it down before it gets to the brain. Chemistry…

Everyone Agrees: Velma Is Gay

Everyone Agrees: Velma Is Gay

The reports have come back, and it’s official. Velma is gay. Studio meddling may have watered it down or kept things “vague” to avoid angry emails. But everyone, including James Gunn, is here to say that Velma likes women and also she has really cool clothes.

The 2020 Google Pixel Buds Feel And Sound Great, But There’s A Problem

The 2020 Google Pixel Buds Feel And Sound Great, But There’s A Problem

The original Pixel Buds were a strange product. They came out a full year after the AirPods, and despite having the same $250 price tag, they weren’t very comfortable, they weren’t very smart, and they weren’t even truly wireless, as they still had a cable connecting the left and right…

How to Wipe Your Viewing History on Any Streaming Service

How to Wipe Your Viewing History on Any Streaming Service

Streaming services seem to be multiplying more quickly than ever, and they all use a similar approach when it comes to tracking what you’re watching ” both to make sure you can jump back in where you left off, and to power the various recommendation algorithms that will keep your…

Which Face Mask Should You Wear To Protect Against Coronavirus?

Which Face Mask Should You Wear To Protect Against Coronavirus?

Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly recently recommended people in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire wear masks when leaving the house: […] If people have symptoms and they need to go for a test, for example, which we would definitely encourage, they should wear a mask. Other people, where physical distancing…

Celebrities Can Be Cancelled, Fandoms Are Forever

Celebrities Can Be Cancelled, Fandoms Are Forever

Cancel culture — withdrawing support for public figures when they do or say something offensive — has become so widespread it was Macquarie Dictionary’s 2019 word of the year. A practice where people come together to remove the offender’s cultural capital and “cancel” them, the phenomenon has intensified since the…