With the ubiquity and availability of devices connected to the internet, access to pornography is easier than it has ever been.
Cognitive neuroscience finds that regular consumption of pornography affects the centres of the brain responsible for willpower, impulse control and morality.
Your pup may be older than you think. Another reason to let sleeping dogs lie.
Grace Millane, 21, was killed in 2018 while backpacking in New Zealand.
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The media presents female victims as culpable for their own brutalisation. For Grace Millane, this meant her sexual preferences were more important than the horror of her death
Everyone loves Dolly Parton, a celebrity with a sky-high Q score of marketability.
Hit podcast Dolly Parton’s America starts with the premise that she is among the most familiar and beloved celebrities in the US, based on a marketing index called a Q score. Who would be our Dolly?
A Neanderthal skull shows head trauma, evidence of ancient violence.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
300,000 years ago, there were lots of different species of human. Now it’s only us – and we're probably the reason why.
The identity of the joke-teller matters more than you might think.
A new study highlights the importance of the 'intergroup sensitivity effect' in comedy, which gives people license to tell certain jokes, but not others.
A.G. Sanders with penicillin extraction equipment.
Image reproduced with permission of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
The pipeline for new antibiotics is broken. It is time to think outside the box.
Humans are probably causing what ice ages and asteroids caused before them.
The Earth has experienced five periods of mass extinction. Scientists can't quite be certain yet, but they're fairly sure we're now well into the sixth.
Currier and Ives 1875 print of Robinson Crusoe and his companion Friday.
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Published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe was one of the first novels (in the modern sense) written in English. Some 300 years later, the complicated castaway and his misadventures continue to shape culture.
At the dawn of democracy, Plato foresaw an unfortunate end.
From the earliest days of democracy, thinkers have warned that letting the people rule could work out badly.