Thursday, 17th June 2021

This Month's Magazine
Did you know that..?

Did you know that..?

A collection of useless but interesting extracts from different newspapers topics for after dinner conversation in Andalucia

Children who spend more than three hours a day on social media websites are twice as likely to suffer mental health issues, official data suggests. A report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed higher levels of emotional problems, issues with other children, hyperactivity and poor behaviour among youngsters who spent a lot of time on social media websites. Social media sites that are popular with young people include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat. The Times

Could a single deep-sea wind farm power the world? A major new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has claimed that all of Earth’s energy needs could be met by a single massive deep-sea wind farm stretching across the Atlantic. The authors have calculated that a wind farm covering about three million square km (1.2 million square miles) of ocean - roughly the size of India - could theoretically be used to generate “civilisation scale power”, or 18 terawatts, humanity’s entire current energy needs. The Economist

In this era of cyberwarfare, the US Navy is reviving a skill that no hacker can compromise: navigating by the stars. For the first time in almost 20 years, new recruits re going to be taught celestial navigation, because of fears that too many officers are solely reliant on GPS systems. Daily Mail

Processed meats such as bacon, sausage and ham cause cancer and red meat is "probably carcinogenic", according to the World Health Organization. Eating 50g of processed meat a day increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%, says the WHO, which has placed processed meats in the same category as plutonium, arsenic, asbestos, alcohol and tobacco. Metro


The bottom line. The total worth of coins stored in piggy banks around the UK is £1.3bn. Around half of this amount is estimated to be in the old £1 style, a coin that ceases to be legal tender on 15 October. The Times

Men value honesty and loyalty over bodily perfection'. Men value honesty and sensitivity above having the perfect body, according to new research. The University of London’s study of more than 2,000 men found 97% put a high value on reliability and dependability. While just 7.4% thought attaining the ideal body was very important, honesty was valued by 96% and loyalty by 95%. The Times

Our short history. Human civilisation has existed for about 6,000 years, which seems a terribly long time. But in a new book, the philosopher and broadcaster Bryan Magee points out that every generation has had people who lived to a hundred years or more. This means that the whole of civilisation has occurred within the successive lifetimes of 60 nameable people. The Story of Philosophy The International Space Station flies at an average altitude of 248 miles above Earth and circles the globe every 90 minutes at a speed of about 17,500 mph. The Times

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