Archive for the ‘Current Events’ Category

“…extreme altruism—selfless acts to help others at the risk of grave personal harm…”

October 14, 2017

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/08/science-good-evil-charlottesville/

“…informal settlers, once called squatters…”

October 14, 2017

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/10/manila-hallways-photography-philippines/

“OFFICE desks at which you stand are all the rage…But is it better for the job? A piece of research…suggests it might be.”

October 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21729972-it-seems-promote-cognitive-performance-standing-good-your-mind-well

“[Women are not paid less] because employers pay a woman less than they would have paid a man in her place…The real reason is twofold. Women outnumber men in positions with lower salaries and little chance of promotion. And men and women are segregated between occupations and industries; those where women predominate pay less.”

October 10, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/international/21729993-women-still-earn-lot-less-men-despite-decades-equal-pay-laws-why-gender

“lawfare: the misuse of law for political ends”

October 9, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/letters/21729971-cancer-syria-toys-r-us-china-brazil-corn-condoms-spies-scotland-free-speech-letters