Sunday, June 23, 2019

Smartphones causing us to grow horns? Study suggests so but critics doubt it

Technology has the power to completely shape our lives, but it could also alter our bodies in unexpected ways. Recent research suggested small, hornline spikes could grow on our skulls, and smartphones could be the culprit behind this change.

But don’t panic yet.

One critic of the research says it “doesn’t hold water,” while another says that the paper’s hypothesis is only speculative.

Researchers David Shahar and Mark Sayers from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, first published their findings in 2016, and they followed it with a paper earlier this year in the journal Scientific Reports. The study has found a second life after the BBC published an article, “How modern life is transforming the human skeleton,” that cited their work.

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1 comment:

OrbsCorbs said...

I'm OK, I have a stupid-phone.