Harriet Tsang

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Judge describes former youth football coach as ‘devil incarnate’ for child sexual abuse<p>The former football coach Barry Bennell was branded “sheer evil” and the “devil incarnate” on Monday after being sentenced to 30 years in prison for subjecting junior players from Manchester City and Crewe …

Sociology

Likely scenarios following Sunday’s referendum, after which the Catalan government declared 90% of voters were in favour of independence from Spain<p>As promised, the region’s pro-independence majority government staged a unilateral referendum on separating from Spain. In doing so, it defied the …

Europe

Wars of the Roman Republic

Early Republican Wars<p>Farming and plunder were the most popular ways of providing for one's family during the early period of Roman history. Not just …

Ancient History

Is There a 'Gay Gene'? Researchers Think So

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p><i>This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on issues related to LGBTI</i> …

BBC viral interview family: 'We are happy with the blooper...it brought laughter to so many'

The man at the centre of a viral BBC interview who was unceremoniously interrupted by his children live on air said on Wednesday he was flattered by the many "gentle sentiments" his family had received after millions watched the video online.<p>Robert Kelly, an American associate professor at Pusan …

The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget, Scientists Say

Over the years, scientists have come up with a lot of ideas about why we sleep. Some have argued that it’s a way to save energy. Others have …

Touching Your Hand in a Certain Way Produces Specific Emotions, Study Says

For example, a short vertical movement between thumb and palm was linked to excitement.<p>​Findings from a recent University of Sussex study suggest human emotion can be relayed through the air, using ultrasound technology that simulates touch.<p>The study is the first to demonstrate there is consistent …

5 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Untrustworthy | Inc.com

I'm going to ask you to trust me on this. It's a lesson I've learned the hard way, and it may be one of the most important ones I have to pass on.<p>It's been said that the only way to definitively tell if you can trust someone is to trust that person. While that may well be true, there are certainly …

Psychology

Gender Study: Boys Think They Are Smarter, But Girls Work Harder And Perform Better

A recent article published in <i>Science</i> is causing an uproar in social and mass media, because it shows that certain forms of gender bias are observed in children as young as six years of age. The results are being widely interpreted as showing that girls are less confident about their intelligence …

Gender

6 Ways the Relationship With Your Parents Affects Your Love Life Later On

Modern dating is fraught with challenges in this fast-paced, technology-fueled world, but no matter how chaotic our schedules are or what obstacles …

52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself | Inc.com

If you are stressed, anxious, and feeling fearful these days, the best way to cope, psychologists say, is to be kinder to yourself.<p>The problem is, most of us concentrate on being kind to others but all too often we forget to be kind to ourselves.<p>Life's tough enough, stressful enough, hard enough, …

Self-help

Loneliness actually hurts us on a cellular level

A scientist explains how the pain of loneliness makes us sick.<p>“Humans are social animals” is a phrase often repeated by psychologists to sum up why we’ve been such a successful species. Our ability to live, work, and cooperate in groups is <i>the</i> key to our survival.<p>But it comes with a tradeoff. …

Mind Healing: Can you spot a liar? Failsafe ways to determine if some is telling the truth

No one likes to be deceived, but spotting a liar can be incredibly difficult. Are there reliable ways to tell when someone is lying to you?<p>To answer this question, researchers across the world have studied video clips from court cases and interrogations, and listened to hours of interviews and …

Psychology

When The Brain Scrambles Names, It's Because You Love Them

When Samantha Deffler was young, her mother would often call her by her siblings' names — even the dog's name. "Rebecca, Jesse, Molly, Tucker, Samantha," she says.<p>A lot of people mix up children's names or friends' names, but Deffler is a cognitive scientist at Rollins College, in Winter Park, …

Siblings

A Meme Coloring Book Exists, So Basically Our Wildest Dreams Have Come True

Memes have completely and utterly taken over the internet, making us LOL and constantly feel understood. Now, thanks to creative genius Jason Wong, you can unwind and relive your favorite memes from 2016 in one gloriously perfect coloring book. That's right — a meme coloring book exists, and it …

Coloring Book

Flickering lights could be used in breakthrough Alzheimer’s treatment, research shows

Flickering light in the eyes could form the basis of a breakthrough Alzheimer's treatment with the potential to halt or even reverse the disease, …

Dementia

Is Your Empathy Determined by Your Genes?

In this divided world, there is a growing interest in cultivating empathy—in populations ranging from preschoolers to police officers. And for good …

Ancient Egyptian Science Technology

The great temples and monuments of ancient Egypt continue to fascinate and amaze people in the modern day. The sheer size and scope of structures …

Ancient History

What triggered tsunamis that demolished Bronze-Age civilization?

The historic eruption of the Greek volcano Thera in about 1650 B.C. triggered massive tsunamis and led to the end of the dominant civilization in the Mediterranean. Now, researchers say these destructive tsunamis may have been generated by the flow of volcanic material into the sea, challenging …

Procrastinators It’s time to kill Procrastination! (Infographics)

Procrastination, many people say, is bad. You waste time. Time which you would have been better spent finishing the project and then doing something …

Procrastination

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

University of California

Here's How Your Smartphone Light Messes With Your Body

Stop wrecking your sleep.<p>There’s something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens …

Ancient scratched stones: World's earliest maps or magic artifacts?

A set of broken stones covered with etchings of lines and squares, discovered at a 5,000-year-old sacred site in Denmark, may be some of humankind’s earliest maps, according to archaeologists.<p>The researchers think the inscribed stones are symbolic maps of local landscapes, and were perhaps used in …

Men’s long working hours, short sleep may harm health in old age | Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Working long hours and skimping on sleep in midlife may lead to poorer physical health in old age, according to a study from Finland.<p>A worker arrives at his office in the Canary Wharf business district in London, Britain February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh/File Photo<p>A …

3 Simple Activities to Reduce Stress in Less Than 1 Minute While Boosting Creativity and Productivity in the Workplace!

<i>Yawn, Laugh, and Dance. Photo source pixabay.com</i><p><b>3 Positive Contagious Behaviors</b><p>Are you feeling stressed out, unproductive, or just plain blah? Neuroscience to the rescue! Tune in for three simple 60-second activities that are scientifically proven to reduce stress while boosting creativity and …