Social Research

After year of criticism, Drell announces changes to Conversations program

In a “Notes from the Quad” blog post published Friday, Provost Persis Drell outlined a plan for the future of the Cardinal Conversations lecture …

Peter Thiel

Most workers not willing to pay more tax to subsidise childcare costs

And only a minority of workers say they are willing to pay more tax to subsidise childcare costs.<p>This is despite recent studies confirming that women …

Health Care

Does Success Come Mostly from Talent, Hard Work—or Luck?

At a campaign rally in Roanoke, Va., before the 2012 election, President Barack Obama opined: “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave …

Success

Should we edit the genomes of human embryos? A geneticist and social scientist discuss

<i>This is an article from In Conversation, a series in which academics from different disciplines chew over current debates. Let us know what else</i> …

Sociology

Hey Gladys, It Might Be Time To *Actually* Listen To The Music Industry

Over 100 musicians, festivals, health specialists, and industry figures have signed an open letter to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urging her to …

Music (Australia)

This pains me, but it's time to compromise on Australia's cruel asylum seeker policy | Robert Manne

Even when it is reported that a 12-year-old girl on Nauru threatened to set herself alight we barely notice<p>In the past 30 years Australia has crafted an almost uniquely cruel asylum seeker policy. Our only competitor is the proudly illiberal Hungary. When Malcolm Turnbull outlined our current …

Manus Island

AI has potential to ensure workplace equality, say experts

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been the talk of the town for a while, but it seems it can walk that talk too, with AI being potentially able to inf

Business (India)

Why scientists gave ecstasy to octopuses

If you've ever wondered what would happen if you gave an octopus a strong dose of ecstasy then wonder no more. A couple of intrepid researchers have …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Octopuses Got High on MDMA. For Science

Johns Hopkins researchers got octopuses high on MDMA, and their findings might lead to a deeper understanding of social interaction — not just in the …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Research proves that men know very little about women's sex lives

A new study has proven that men aren't that clued in when it comes to knowing about women's sex lives.<p>New research shows that men in the UK believe …

Research

My beef with Jordan Peterson's all-cow diet

The Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson informed listeners of an interview he did recently that he eats only beef, salt, and water, and never cheats. His daughter Mikhaila started him on the regime. While Peterson was careful to stress that he was no dietary expert, and was speaking in a personal …

Jordan Peterson

Brahmin at the helm, Congress out to court upper castes in Bihar

<b>Revamped Bihar Congress unit sees first Brahmin chief in 26 years. Party hopes to tap into upper caste ‘discontent’ with BJP over SC/ST Act.</b><p><b>New …

Bihar

Most voters think Britain needs higher taxes and more public spending, study reveals

MOST voters think Britain now needs higher taxes and more public spending, says a study.<p>In results that show the country has had enough of austerity, …

Voting

The Zapatistas’ Dignified Rage: Revolutionary Theories and Anticapitalist Dreams of Subcommandante Marcos

<b>Reviewed:</b> <i>The Zapatistas’ Dignified Rage: Final Public Speeches of Subcommander Marcos</i>. By Subcommander Marcos. Introduction by Nick Henck. …

Sociology

7 Secrets About Yourself You Should Never Tell Your Partner

You may have heard that keeping secrets from your partner is a bad idea, but in many relationships, things aren't quite that clear-cut or easy. After …

Social Research

Does "Rugged Individualism" Undermine Mental Health?

After the Second World War, there was a pronounced shift in mental health thinking towards seeing <i>society</i>, rather than the individual, as the focus of …

Mental Health

A Woman’s Place is in the Woods

Autumn 2018<p>Opening photo by Toby Webster<p>I’M CLIMBING WHITE FIRST. As the pole-saw slices through a dead branch, it sags, snaps, and falls to the …

Michigan State University

State capture results in recession, high unemployment rate - commission hears

Johannesburg - Recession, high unemployment rate and a negative credit rating were some of the catastrophic results of state capture on a country, …

South African Politics

It's OK to Not Be OK

First, acknowledge your feelings. Then, follow these tips to do something about it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in an age of image projection. Instagram gets over 95 million posts per day. You can find hundreds of thousands of pictures of engagement rings, …

Framing

Predicting scientific success

Even sophisticated, data-driven models of academic careers have trouble forecasting the highs and lows.<p>When Frank Wilczek was a graduate student in …

Career Development

Mr. Know-It-All on Honesty and Social Media

How true does my online persona have to be? I like to be really curated. But my significant other is very honest. Too honest if you ask me. Who’s …

Social Media

‘Caste is everywhere, everyone knows it’: Activists voice solidarity at Pranay’s home

A large number of activists and politicians poured in to express their condolences to Amrutha and to Pranay’s family.<p>The atmosphere was one of …

Malala Yousafzai

Are physicians too busy to ask about patients’ concerns?

Doctors are quick to interrupt patients and don’t ask questions as often as they should, according to a recent American study. Meanwhile, research …

Health Care (Canada)

Green & Grey Alumni Speaker Series to feature accomplished scholar, leader in higher education

September 17, 2018 | By Molly Cochran<p>Scholar and Loyola graduate KerryAnn O’Meara, Ph.D., will deliver the next lecture in Loyola University …

Higher Education

SEOs: This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Recently, a conversation with a client gave me pause.<p>“I’ve switched all my searches to Bing.” the client said. “Every time I search Google, I see how …

Search Engines

These Are the Happiest States in America

Hawaii has once again been named the happiest state in America, according to a new ranking by WalletHub.<p>Though really, who could blame the people of …

North Dakota

Rio's National Museum Fire Was Not Just an Accident

The fire that destroyed the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro was part of a larger campaign of disinvestment aimed at the country’s history and culture.<p>When Brazil’s National Museum was consumed by fire on the night of Sunday, September 3, I saw a part of my childhood going up in flames …

Rio De Janeiro

Social class sways how unemployed people talk about food

People who are unemployed may talk about food—or the lack of it—in different ways based on their social class, a new study reports.<p>What started as a …

Health

Theresa May’s Goldilocks Plan

The U.K. government’s plan for leaving the European Union would slow growth more than a soft Brexit that keeps full access to EU markets, according …

European Union

The New York Times Should Hire Climate Scientist Michael Mann as Op-Ed Columnist on Global Warming

Last Tuesday, September 11, while watching Democracy Now!, I listened to the lucid, conversational way in which Penn State climatologist Michael E. …

National Academy of Sciences