Laura Gough

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Great Britain’s New Labour Party Leader Loves Karl Marx, Likes Hamas, and Hates Austerity

Jeremy Corbyn, an avowed socialist and political longshot, won the race to lead the United Kingdom’s second-largest party on Saturday.<p>Last month, as Jeremy Corbyn, a plain-speaking, Marx-admiring, far-left politician in Great Britain’s Labour Party appeared to become a real contender in the race …

United Kingdom

The nudge theory and beyond: how people can play with your mind

A couple of decades ago, a class of psychology undergraduates played a mean trick on their lecturer. The students on the right side of the room gently nodded, smiled, and looked thoughtful, while those on the left seemed bored and glum. Before long, the unsuspecting lecturer was addressing the …

Psychology

‘Mindfulness’ Messes With Your Memory

If Oprah practices mindfulness, it must be a good thing—right? But new science disagrees.<p>Mindfulness—that buzzword that means, “focusing on emotions …

Liberia's laboratory chimps left stranded on islands

American charity under fire after it stops paying for care of chimp colony, a decade after they were used in hepatitis research<p>Dozens of former laboratory chimpanzees living on six Liberian islands faces are in danger of being abandoned amid a funding dispute, according to animal rights …

Earth - How do we know that evolution is really happening?

Evolution is one of the greatest theories in all of science. It sets out to explain life: specifically, how the first simple life gave rise to all the huge diversity we see today, from bacteria to oak trees to blue whales.<p>For scientists, evolution is a fact. We know that life evolved with the same …

Biology