Michael Cottrell

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Where Free College Isn't a Cure-All

In Norway, where universities don’t charge tuition, the children of parents who lack college degrees typically don’t pursue a higher education, either.<p>OSLO, Norway—There’s a saying in famously egalitarian Norway that Curt Rice, the American-born incoming president of the country’s third-biggest …

College & University

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

The ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them all: “We of the craft are all crazy,” he told the Countess of Blessington, casting a wary eye over his fellow poets.<p>The notion of the tortured artist is a …

Mental Health

Christopher Nolan explains Inception's ending: 'I want you to chase your reality'

Christopher Nolan has finally explained the controversial “spinning top” ending to his critically acclaimed science fiction blockbuster Inception.<p>Speaking at a commencement ceremony at Princeton University earlier this week, the British film-maker said the 2010 brainteaser’s final scene inspired …

Princeton University

SNP's New Crop Of MPs Blast 'Ridiculous Shambles' That Is Prime Minister's Question Time

Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday looked like a very different landscape to the party leaders' final clash just weeks before the General …

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Why falling in love is similar to being drunk

A new study suggests that the love hormone oxytocin has similar affects to being drunk<p>Poets, songwriters and authors have written of the intoxicating effect of falling in love.<p>But a new study suggests that the love hormone oxytocin has similar affects to being drunk, and not just the more pleasant …

14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures)

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10 decisions that could block your success

Perspective is a funny thing. Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future unpredictable. Look back and all the dots seem to connect… except …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

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Beautiful Scratchboard Portraits of Animals by Allan Ace Adams (Every Line is a Scratch)

To create these breathtaking portraits of animals, artist Allan Ace Adams uses a scalpel and an x-acto knife to scratch away a top layer of black ink to reveal the white clay underneath. Called scratchboard art, it's a time-consuming process that takes commitment and a fine level of detail. One …

Kate, please don't call your 'spare' Alice - trust me, it's a terrible name

Bookmakers suggest the Cambridges will name their second child Alice. Alice Audley explains, from experience, why this is an awful idea<p>I couldn’t wait to get into the world - and it was my biggest mistake. Back in 1989, during a particularly cold February, my mother went into labour 10 days early. …

Study finds no evidence violent video games make children aggressive

Playing violent video games is no more likely to be damaging to young children’s behaviour than those considered harmless, an Oxford University study suggests.<p>Research involving British primary schoolchildren found that the length of time young people spend playing games, rather than their content, …

Oxford University

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages > Well done GIF whoever crea...

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages ><br>Well done GIF whoever created it, thank you much! Added to collection!

Lucy Powell confirms: debt-addicted Labour has no plan to balance the books

‘You aren’t listening to what I’m saying,’ said a rather rattled Lucy Powell, Labour’s election chief, whom the party put up for BBC <i>Sunday Politics</i> today. I suspect that, by now, she’ll have wished that we weren’t listening. Because in a commendable moment of candour, she admitted that the Labour …

This lil' guy walked into frame while I was trying to line up my perfectly symmetrical road 'Gram. So rude! #photobombed

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

The Lost Joy of The Bends

Twenty years after its release, the energy of Radiohead's second album is more refreshing than ever.<p>What is <i>it</i> anyways? It: That which Thom Yorke says you can force but will not come, that which you can taste but will not form, that which you can crush but is always near, that which chases you home …

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