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Love triangles and cliffhangers: soap operatic language

As my family have long since learnt, it’s never worth trying to call me between the hours of 5.30-6pm or 7-7.30pm. That is when the rest of the world …

Race, stereotyping and Melbourne’s Apex gang

In the past couple of weeks, a federal parliamentary inquiry has been quietly holding public hearings into issues that may have long-term …

Sociology

We used to have six more letters in the English alphabet

Along quaint New England streets, you’ll probably spot a sign or two declaring itself “Ye Olde Tavern” or “Ye Old Soda Shoppe.” But before you adopt a British accent and order a pint of ale inside, there’s a bit of history you should know.<p>Phrases like <i>ye olde</i> are actually just some of the late 19th …

Language

Do People Look Like Their Names?

Researchers in Israel and France found that volunteers shown a headshot of a person and several possible names picked the right one at a significantly higher rate than chance<p>Lots of people have trouble deciding what to name a new baby, but they’ve got nothing on Yonat Zwebner, a new mother with …

Israel

Female traffic light signals to go up at pedestrian crossing as Committee for Melbourne tackles 'unconscious bias'

Pedestrian traffic lights depicting female figures will be installed in Melbourne's CBD today as a part of a lobby group's push for gender …

Feminism