Serial thrillers: the science behind our box set addiction

Hour after hour, were glued to the TV as the latest series unfolds. It feels like a thoroughly modern phenomenon. But, as Will Storr reveals, what keeps us gripped goes right to the heart of what it is to be human Not long ago, I was bingeing on the second series of Jill Soloways award-winning television series The Domesticated Brain, has left us with brains that are exquisitely engineered to interact with other brains. Wed become brilliantly expert at controlling an environment of other human minds. And thats who we are today. If dogs live principally in a world of smell, and moles in a world of touch, then the human realm is that of other minds. In order to …

School District Backpedals On Jelly Sandwich-Only Policy For Students With Lunch Debt

backpedaled on a decision to only serve sunflower seed butter and jelly sandwiches to students with unpaid bills. furious comments on social media — after announcing Monday that the cold sandwiches would be provided as the only lunch option to children whose school lunch accounts were in arrears. The backlash, however, was swift and furious. “Just give the kids lunch,” another wrote. “We already lost a janitor, science teacher, don’t have air conditioning, we can’t spring for a chicken patty for a hungry kid? What if this is their only meal of the day?” According to the  “We have sent out letters and certified letters to every family,” Warwick School Committee chairwoman Karen Bachus Bachus said the policy was not …

George Clooney made a hilarious PSA about anti-science dumb-#$%^;*

Hello, friend! Are you ready for your weekly reminder that the world is going up in flames? Well, I’m sorry to be the one to break the news to you (again), but aren’t you glad that at least you’re hearing it from someone who already considers you a pal/confidante? The UN has reported that we are in the middle of the fastest extinction cycle this big ol’ rock we call home has ever seen. Animals are disappearing at alarming rate, in fact, there are hundreds upon hundreds of animals that we won’t ever get to see again. “You mean like from the dinosaur era?” you ask. No, like from 1500 on. Things are grim. But there’s something that might make …