Clay pots found in China confirmed to be 20,000 years old
By: Sun Meilan
In the 1960s, and again in the 1990s, fragments of clay pots were found in Xianrendong Cave, Jiangxi province in China in the southeast of China. Some experts believed that the pottery fragments could be as old as 20,000 years, but without the technology...
UK study: Bright pupils from poor backgrounds lag two years behind rich
By: Sun Meilan
The difference in education levels between the different classes has long been an issue in the UK. Those from the upper, usually wealthy, classes have historically had more chances in education than those from the lower, and poorer, working classes. Unfortunately, although both the Labour...
Study: Racial gap in US life expectancy reaches new low
By: Isabelle Esteves
In an article published on June 6, 2012 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from McGill University in Montreal, using data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have noted an increase in life expectancy for all people, men and...
By: Lawanda Shieldsl
Pregnancy is joyful time for most expectant parents as they are anxiously await the birth of their new baby. It is such an exciting time that some women fake being pregnant. Why would a woman pretend to be pregnant when she isn’t? The answers...
Warrior bones dating to time of Christ dug up from mass grave in Denmark
By: Kenneth Andrews
Archaeologists have reopened mass graves in Denmark to excavate the bones of fallen warriors which date back 2,000 years to the time of Christ, according to a Reuters report featured on MSNBC. The burial site - a peat bog outside the Danish village of...
Introduction to Gestalt therapy
By: Lauren Swafford
According Gary Yontef (1989) Gestalt Therapy was founded by Fredrick and Laura Perls in the 1940’s. Its practice focuses on contact and awareness. Kirchner states that the German word Gestalt cannot be translated into an English word but can be defined as “a...
Experts: Mass killers usually seeking revenge
By: Sun Meilan
The recent shootings in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colarado, which killed 12 people and wounded another 59, has shocked the world. Fortunately, mass killings like this are not common occurrences. That does, however, mean that there is little known about the thought process behind...
Overview of the Occupy Movement
By: Jacob Woods
The Occupy Wallstreet Movement may have dwindled on the journalistic radar, but it is still going strong on the streets. With a movement so large, controversial, and seemingly unorganized in their demands, it's hard to get an overview of what the movement is about. One...
Sociological perspectives: Functionalism
By: Jacob Woods
Functionalism is a viewpoint in sociology that is slowly losing credibility. Wrapped up in the thoughts that items like classism, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other versions of inequality serve as a necessary evil to hold up other institutions of society, it's no wonder this doctrine...
Correlation and causation explained
By: Paul Brodie
In life, everything has a cause and effect, although neither one is always readily identifiable. Physical pain is sometimes preceded by observable injury, in which case it is clear what caused the pain. Sometimes there is pain without any observable reason. Research scientists attempt to...

 

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