- An Argument For Trigger Warnings And Freedom Of Speech
Our linguistic and legal obsession with “insult” and “offense” is nothing new. In 1832, Sydney resident William McLoughlin was given 50 lashes for using the word “damned” against his master. But what does McLoughlin’s case tell us about today? Welsh Rabbit ...
Article - The Conversation - Sep 16 2016 - 6:30am
- Laterality: Finding Out About The Human Mind Through Stone
Laterality is the preference of human beings for one side of our bodies; being left-handed or right-handed, for example, or having a preference for using one eye or ear or the other. In the view of primatologist Eder Domínguez-Ballesteros, "lateraliz ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2016 - 7:30am
- How Common Is Death By Falling?
On Thursday, Gold Coast man Gable Tostee was found not guilty of the murder of a woman, Warriena Wright, who fell to her death from his unit’s balcony. The case raises questions about how common death by falling is – and how many such incidents are homici ...
Article - The Conversation - Oct 24 2016 - 11:16am
- The Origin Of The Newspaper
In the late 16th century, two brothers from the illustrious Fugger merchant family had news from all over the world sent to them in Augsburg by mail. At the time, so-called "novellantes" compiled and wrote down news which they forwarded to wealth ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 31 2016 - 5:46am
- Storytelling Deconstructed: Vonnegut Was Right About Just Six Emotional Story Lines, Says Big Data
Our most beloved works of fiction hide well-trodden narratives- people want them, people expects them by now- and big data analysis can determine them. And most fictions is based on far fewer storylines than you might have imagined. ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 20 2016 - 7:00am
- Neanderthals: Not So Dumb
Neanderthals modified their survival strategies even without external influences like environmental or climate changes, according to an analysis using carbonate isotopy in fossilized teeth that 250,000 years ago, the ancestors of modern man were more advan ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 28 2016 - 6:53am
- Enjoy Processed Food This Christmas- Like People Did 4,000 Years Ago
Modern diet fads, like paleo, farm-to-fork, the weird Food Babe's if-she-can't-spell-it-you-shouldn't-eat-it beliefs, harken back to a simpler time when people lived off the land, and nothing had preservatives and it was all Whole Grain. In ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 21 2016 - 5:43pm
- Lingua Franca Needed: Too Much Science Is Not Published In English
One-third of science is not published in the common language of science, English, and that prevents uptake of the results and citations for the researchers, according to a new analysis. Language barriers mean science missed at international level and pract ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 29 2016 - 11:22pm
- Moon Hoax Reloaded, The True Exploitation Of Blacks By Whites, Obama And Trump Again
If you are against the exploitation of Blacks, stop mislabeling, or do not stuff humans into dual categories at all. Look at each individual in her own right. ...
Article - Sascha Vongehr - Jan 12 2017 - 8:28pm
- Like Your Nose? Thank Climate Changes
A new paper claims the size and shape of your nose evolved in response to local climate conditions. The nose is one of our distinctive facial features. It conditions the air we breathe so it is warm and moist when it reaches the lungs, which helps prevent ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2017 - 2:33pm