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Corrie Mckeague: Sixty tonnes of waste a day searched for airman

Corrie Mckeague: Sixty tonnes of waste a day searched for airman

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:53:59 GMT

The search for missing Corrie Mckeague at a landfill site has so far taken three weeks.

Man 'loses the plot' over raccoon on roof

Man 'loses the plot' over raccoon on roof

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:15:51 GMT

The furry and somewhat vicious critter stunned homeowners when they saw it staring back at them.

Book suggests taboos held back knowledge of female body

Book suggests taboos held back knowledge of female body

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:55:27 GMT

The 16th Century book on anatomy has had a triangular piece of diagram removed by its original owner.

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The Birth of Jazz Diplomacy

In November 1955 a foreign correspondent for the New York Times declared  “America’s secret weapon” in the Cold War to be “a blue note in a minor key.” Since then, countless scholars have designated the mid 1950s as the beginning of American jazz diplomacy with the Soviet Union and Africa as primary targets. But as […]

The Decline of American Democracy

The United States is no longer a fully functioning democracy. This according to the Intelligence Unit of The Economist magazine. The Democracy Index 2016, released in January 2017, now lists the United States as a flawed democracy. The basis for the decline was not the most recent presidential election. Instead, the report argues that Donald […]

The pleasures and complexities of the literature of the Beats

Some sixty years after the appearance of their most famous books, the Beat Generation writers are certainly not hurting for fans or publicity. In 2001, the literary world was rocked by the sale of the original “scroll” manuscript of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (the one he had written in three weeks on a 120-foot […]

Is the Hippocampus Associated with Implicit Memory?

For over half a century, the hippocampus has been associated with conscious/explicit long-term memory for previously experienced items or events; however, this region has recently been linked to nonconscious/implicit memory. This has been shown in numerous patient lesion studies, where damage to the medial temporal lobe, which includes the hippocampus, typically produces a dramatic impairment […]

Trump and Transgender Bathroom Access

On February 22, 2017, the Trump Administration withdrew guidance issued by the Obama Administration on access to public school bathrooms for transgendered students. The Obama Administration guidance explained that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires that schools receiving federal funding allow transgendered students access to the bathroom corresponding with their gender identity. […]

Superior Memory Does Not Come Without a Cost

Long-term memory abilities naturally vary among people within the range of normal, but there are rare individuals that have truly superior memory. Surprisingly little is known about the brain basis of superior memory. Fortunately, there are a few sparse lines of research that have begun to shed light on the brain basis of superior memory. […]