Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Eyes as an indicator of age, a dreamy newsletter for cabin lovers, a future for difficult-to-recycle plastics and more

Black Farmers Rebuild West Virginia’s Farming Economy As reported in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, there are two million farms in the US but only 35,470 of them are Black-owned. In West Virginia, military veteran and farmer Jason Tartt is trying to change that. Having grown up in the state, Tartt recollects how Black people from his community used to always have a hand in …

Eyes Can Express an Individual’s True Biological Age

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers analyzed over 130,000 retinal images from UK BioBank participants between the ages of 40 and 69. As retinas can offer unique insight into the body’s health, researchers set out to compare how one’s biological age—gleaned from eyes—may differ from one’s chronological age. They found a “retinal age gap,” which can work as a biomarker for health risks. If an individual’s biological …

Roebling Spectacles

Felix Gray lenses are not only anti-glare, they also fend off harmful blue light from screens. If you’re looking at computer or phone for much of the day, you’re subjecting your eyes to dangerous light—the kind of light that can lead to headaches, blurred or lost vision, dry and fatigued eyes. Even though these lenses are equipped with this technology, the near-invisible tint makes the …