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Prison officers in 31 jails set for pay rises of up to £5,000

Prison officers in 31 jails set for pay rises of up to £5,000

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:42:18 GMT

Prison officers will get more money at 31 jails under pressure from staff shortages and rising violence.

Cambridge American Cemetery appeals for photographs

Cambridge American Cemetery appeals for photographs

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:06:30 GMT

Cambridge American Cemetery wants pictures of nearly 9,000 people commemorated there.

About 1,800 'vulnerable' day-old chicks dumped in field

About 1,800 'vulnerable' day-old chicks dumped in field

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:30:51 GMT

The day-old chicks were abandoned in a field, sparking an investigation by the RSPCA.

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: A.I. Alexa

My daughters got me something very different for my birthday this year – my very own artificial intelligence: Amazon Echo, also know as “Alexa.” After seating her at the head of our dinner table, approximately eight inches from the wall as the instructions suggested, I considered how I might engage our new guest. I entertained […]

#MuslimBan The Importance of Diversity

The Importance of Diversity Potatoes, Wild Flowers, and Human Rights     On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by an earthquake and tsunami that would eventually prove to be the world’s costliest natural disaster.  The main problem was not the earthquake itself – losses were minimized thanks to Japan’s well-designed, earthquake-resistant infrastructure.  Thirty minutes […]

Curbing Catastrophe: Sugar is the New Lead

Sugar Is the New Lead: The Toxic Power of Special Interests, and Why Medical Researchers Should Take a Geology Course   Geologists who study natural hazards spend a lot of time worrying about historical and longer-term records of events such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.  Only with a good understanding of the location, size […]

The Cyberpsychology of Commanders in Tweet

Now that the new American president has expressed his preference for Twitter as a means to bypass traditional media and express his ideas directly to the people of his nation and the world, it’s important for us cyberpsychologists to offer our insights about this mode of communication. Supporters of Trump like to point out how […]

An Interview with Whoop ‘n’ Wail Theatre Company

In 2016, as part of our Shakespeare 400 commemorations, we invited the public to submit short play skits inspired by the works of the Bard. In this interview we talk to Ali Kemp and Deborah Klayman, the co-founders of Whoop ‘n’ Wail Theatre Company, who won our competition with their winning entry ‘My Bloody Laundrette’. […]

On Freud on Us

A good deal of attention has focused on the psychological makeup of the man who sought and won the Presidency in 2016, including the provocative “Is Donald Trump a Psychopath” by fellow Cambridge author, Steven M. Stahl.  (Stahl’s answer: probably not.)  While I don’t expect this line of inquiry to let up anytime soon, I […]