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Essays

Jun 8th 2015

King Edward VIII was forced to abdicate in 1936, and soon took the title of the Duke of Windsor. He has always been known for his pro-Nazi sympathies.
Jun 5th 2015


"There is nothing in Magna Carta that prevents the enactment and enforcement of unjust laws; but it does elevate the law above the ruler’s will."

Jun 5th 2015

"......from 1999 to 2003 we saw a 41% increase in diagnosed diabetes."


May 29th 2015

"We know for example that serious overeating in one sitting can trigger inflammation: what we need to focus on is eating less, not inflammation.

May 28th 2015

"It is my belief that this widespread Catholic response to Humanae Vitae led to a kind of declaration of independence on the question of sexual ethics. And it is this emerging sense of independence that stands in back of the referendum results."

May 27th 2015

BLOOMINGTON – The famously beautiful Indiana University campus, where I have been teaching a summer course for the new School of Global and International Studies, is now almost deserted.

May 21st 2015

"Our finding finally disproves the long-standing assumption that Homo habilis was the first toolmaker."

May 21st 2015

For such a large and culturally diverse place, Europe has surprisingly little genetic variety. Learning how and when the modern gene-pool came together has been a long journey.

May 20th 2015

There’s this guy that’s pretty sure the thing you’re looking at right now is one of the greatest threats to humanity. No, he’s not talking about our growing obsession with staring at sheets of digitised glass, and the unhealthy sedentary existence associated with doing so.

May 15th 2015

Diego de Velazquez, the greatest of court painters, ironically was an unlikely candidate for that job.

May 15th 2015

“By running on the promise to preserve Social Security and Medicare, Trump would be campaigning against the Republican establishment in the name of protecting the Republican base. The Republican base, after all, is an older demographic.

May 1st 2015
Anyone who has ever been nastily teased or bullied in the playground will remember how it made them feel. Now a new study shows that bullying during childhood is as harmful as abuse.
May 1st 2015

It was about two o’clock in the afternoon, on a warm December day in 2013, when the sound of gunshots and frantic shouting abruptly woke Ambroise Andet from his midday nap. Startled, the 27-year-old propped himself up where he had been sleeping and looked around for his wheelchair.

Apr 27th 2015

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia.
Apr 26th 2015

I recently met Juan, a young man from Argentina with intellectual disabilities, who was told he was “uneducable” by teachers at the schools attended as a child.

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