News 200521: virus, obesity, Sweden, Titanic, PETA, Serious Sam 4, Instagram

The three most common viral diseases in humans

https://www.theallineed.com/health/20200521/the-three-most-common-viral-diseases-in-humans/
Viral diseases have accompanied humanity for centuries. Viral particles are found in coexistence with human beings and infect them, sometimes seasonally, and sometimes in outbreaks or epidemics. Some viruses are more common than others and have a wider distribution. We have all heard of influenza, for example, whether we live in America, Europe or Asia. …

Does obesity influence the severity of the flu?

https://www.lukor.net/2020/05/21/does-obesity-influence-the-severity-of-the-flu/
Recently, a study in mice has given clues about the influence that obesity has on the severity of suffering from the common flu, caused by the influenza virus. The American Society for Microbiology published the article that explains the main cause of the obesity-flu influence: obese people do not have good immune or defense responses …

Has the Swedish strategy against the coronavirus failed miserably?

https://www.technationnews.com/news/world/has-the-swedish-strategy-against-the-coronavirus-failed-miserably/
In the past week, Sweden has led the way in per capita coronavirus deaths, surpassing Spain, Italy, Belgium and the United Kingdom, according to data collected by the Financial Times. This is a figure that stands out from its Nordic neighbours and that many attribute to the strategy implemented in the Scandinavian country, where no …

Is it reasonable to remove parts from the Titanic now?

https://www.technationnews.com/everything-else/is-it-reasonable-to-remove-parts-from-the-titanic-now/
The structure of the Titanic, which has been intact since the liner sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, may no longer be intact because a judge in Virigina (USA) authorized a company to cut off and recover the ship’s Marconi wireless telegraph, according to local media reports. Norfolk federal court judge Rebecca Beach Smith …

Animal Crossing New Horizons: PETA demands release of museum animals (real news, not a joke)

https://www.technationnews.com/internet-services/social-media/animal-crossing-new-horizons-peta-demands-release-of-museum-animals-real-news-not-a-joke/
The popular association PETA uploaded a protest video to its networks to protest exhibitionism and animal freedom in the game museum. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been in the spotlight again recently, but in this case not for a funny story or anecdote. It is actually a protest by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment …

Serious Sam 4 is back with a new trailer and release date

https://www.technationnews.com/apps-games/games/serious-sam-4-is-back-with-a-new-trailer-and-release-date/
It’s been a couple of years since it was announced with the Planet Badass roster, but finally Serious Sam 4 is entering the final stretch facing its release date. The game of Croteam and Digital Return will arrive to PC through Steam and Stadia in some day to be confirmed next August. At the same …

What can you do if you’ve fallen for the infamous Instagram name change prank

https://www.technationnews.com/internet-services/social-media/what-can-you-do-if-youve-fallen-for-the-infamous-instagram-name-change-prank/
Instagram has been filled in the last few hours by users with names as witty as “Dumb guy who reads it”, original as “I’m an asshole” or descriptive as “I like shit”. And it’s not bots or bugs or anyone else who’s been hacked into the account: they’ve been victims of their own innocence. There …