Could binge-watching TV be hastening cognitive decline? What's the point of periods? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 31 - June 6 2021 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best and brightest from the world of science news, find out how much artefacts from the history of physics are going for at auction, and discover how to weigh water with a paper clip. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?

Scientists found that those who reported moderate to high levels of TV time experienced roughly a 7% increase in cognitive function decline over a 15 year period compared to those that reported lower levels of TV-watching.
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