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Jim Crow internet is pushing back against Black Lives Matter

Jim Crow internet is pushing back against Black Lives Matter

Police killings of African-Americans on social media have become the visual hallmark of our time. This decade will be recalled through blurry cellphone and dash-cam videos of shootings. But how will it be remembered?

Chatelperronian hominins: Disputed Neanderthal region confirmed in France

Chatelperronian hominins: Disputed Neanderthal region confirmed in France

Researchers from the University of York have helped to solve an archaeological dispute - confirming that Neanderthals were responsible for producing tools and artifacts previously argued by some to be exclusively in the realm of modern human cognitive abilities.

Using ancient protein analysis, the team took part in an international research project to confirm the disputed origins of bone fragments in Châtelperron, France.

With Brexit, the EU is suddenly worried about funding military defense

With Brexit, the EU is suddenly worried about funding military defense

Now that the most militarily capable member state is on the way out of the European Union there have been proposals for greater defense collaboration between the countries that remain.

Without Britain, the EU is left with substantially degraded defense capacities. As they meet in Bratislava to discuss life after Brexit, EU leaders have taken the bold but risky move to draw attention to the EU’s continuing ability to deepen integration.

Interpersonal experiences with doctors: South Asian patients have the worst

Interpersonal experiences with doctors: South Asian patients have the worst

Patients’ evaluations of doctors’ interpersonal skills are used to assess quality of care. In both the UK and the US, certain minority ethnic groups report lower patient experience scores compared to the majority population. For example, the English General Practice Patient Survey found that South Asian groups report particularly low scores compared to the White British majority, with Bangladeshi and Pakistani groups providing the lowest scores.

Four basic personality types identified: Pessimistic; Optimistic; Envious and Trusting

Four basic personality types identified: Pessimistic; Optimistic; Envious and Trusting

A study on human behavior has revealed that 90% of the population can be classified into four basic personality types: Optimistic, Pessimistic, Trusting and Envious. However, the latter of the four types, Envious, is the most common, with 30% compared to 20% for each of the other groups.

Ben & Jerry's: Global warming is changing the flavor of ice cream

Ice cream sellers Ben & Jerry's, which are a division of a giant multinational food conglomerate, seem to have a lot of marketing leeway, because they are claiming global warming is coming for your ice cream freezer.

Many nutrition groups think global warming is the best thing that could happen to their ice cream, with its loads of fat and sugar and implications for diabetes, but they are not selling to those people anyway, they are selling to fat people who like to buy organic, or people who think ice cream is health food if it was made using free-range peanut butter, or something.

What factors are linked to a more dangerous college environment?

Sexual victimization on college campuses may be more or less likely depending on institutional characteristics of the school such as size, type (public or private), sex ratio, selectivity, and percentage of students involved in Greek life (fraternities and sororities). A new study examining the roles these factors play in the risk of attempted forced intercourse, unwanted sex, and drug- and alcohol-facilitated sexual assault is published in Violence and Gender.

Surgeons Love the Job, Even with its Intense Demands

Despite the significant challenges associated with a career in cardiothoracic surgery, heart and lung surgeons report a very high level of job satisfaction, according to a survey.

To establish a current, detailed profile of the specialty, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) issued a 63-question workforce survey for cardiothoracic surgeons to more than 4,300 of its active and senior members. STS has distributed this type of survey approximately every five years since the early 1970s. 1,262 surgeons participated in the most recent survey, resulting in a 29.1% response rate.

Climate Change Authority and climate policy’s house of cards

There are the pragmatists willing to compromise to get at least something, and then there are the idealists who stick to their principles and end up with nothing. Or so the argument goes.

Prevalence of mental disorders among older people is underestimated

revious studies have largely assumed that the prevalence of mental disorders declines with old age. The results of a new large-scale study with innovative diagnostic methods conducted in six European countries reveal that, considering the previous year retrospectively, approximately one third of the respondents in the age group between 65 and 85 had suffered from a mental disorder, and roughly one quarter were mentally ill at the time of the interviews.