(Cognitive Neuroscience Society) When going to the movies with friends, one small action can make a big difference to be on the same page after the movie: eye contact. A simple conversation before the movie sets you up to be more in sync with your friends after the movie. Show More Summary
Douglas Adams’s sci-fi classic has inspired real-life tech innovations. So what else could we rip from its pages to aid our ailing society? The Mobile World Congress, which takes place annually in Barcelona, is usually dominated by smartphones. Show More Summary
Great to see vitamin D on your front page at last (Vitamin D ‘proved to cut risk of colds and flu’, 16 February). Those of us in the British Society for Ecological Medicine, a group of doctors who take the nutritional aspects of ourShow More Summary
Starting as early as 1941, correspondents began reporting and discussing military slang in the pages of American Speech, the journal of the American Dialect Society. Here’s a list of some of the soldiers’ language that they saw emerging during and immediately after the war. Ack-Ack. Show More Summary
I have a page on this blog dedicated to UK Art Societies: Open Exhibitions 2017-18. This has just been updated for 2017 It now includes: a calendar of deadlines for entries by month in 2017 summary... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
After The Road to Concord was published, Earl Taylor of the Dorchester Historical Society sent me some pages from a book that preserves another family tradition about the Boston train’s stolen cannon.The book is titled A Family Story, and the author was a great-grandchild of Lemuel Robinson of Dorchester. Show More Summary
HBO has announced via their Medium page that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will be the subject of a new four-part documentary miniseries called “The Defiant Ones,” Complex reports. Directed by Allen Hughes (Menace II Society, Dead Presidents,...Show More Summary
"As people in a literate society, we think of language as what’s on the page. That’s the real thing; speaking is just an approximation. Language sits still. But then we hear new things coming in and unless it strikes us as catchy, we think, It’s not supposed to do that because that’s not what in the […]
You have to wonder why the Guardian, ever in the forefront of liberal reform, stuck the news about record prison suicides on page 14 of its print edition – here is the web version: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/nov/28/one-prison-suicide-every-three-days-england-and-wales-say-reformers Of course, about three square...
Dave & me taking a sort of bow Final Ghost Variations Concert klaxon of the year: tomorrow, 3 November, at the Barnes Music Society, my ace and beloved duo colleagues - the dastardly David Le Page (violin) and the vivacious Viv McLean (piano) - and I are proud to be presenting our show for its final performance of 2016. Show More Summary
A new project on Kickstarter sees a Pagan Goddess thrown out of time and thrust into a modern day Britain, where her hopes and ideals have fallen apart in the face of a society that has grown careless, xenophobic, and sheltered. Brigantia,...Show More Summary
Originally posted at The Society Pages’ Discoveries. Ten years ago, sociologist Penny Edgell and her colleagues published a surprising finding: atheists were the most disliked minority group in the United States. Americans said atheists...Show More Summary
Aside from noticing the third link down is Delicate Features' SoundCloud page upon looking up the term on Google -- not to mention this is ABOVE the definition of "delicate features" -- and society is just fucked y'all. Thankfully, Not Not Fun will forever have our outcast backs with carefully selected releases that bring our ears warmth and understanding.
Censorship, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once observed, “reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.” This week, the Chinese government’s lack of confidence was on display as reports emerged that a state-run bookstore in Shanghai had opened the plastic wrapping around a batch of Merriam-Webster English dictionaries and torn out the page containing […]
The French text can be found at the Canulars Bourbaki, and the English translation below is from Maurice Mashaal’s book Bourbaki, a secret society of mathematicians, page 115. I’ve underlined a couple of riddles in the text. ———- The Cantor, Hilbert, and Noether families; The Cartan, Chevalley, Dieudonne, and Weil families; The Bruhat, Dixmier, Godement,... Continue reading ?
The scientific society risks undermining some of its good work by hiring out its prestigious platform to people who should be ignored, says Michael Le Page
Lyft president John Zimmer just shared a bold manifesto about what he sees the impact of driverless cars will have on our society, and the way we move through our cities. Like most thinkpieces, the fourteen page paper was published on Medium, and it’s excellent. Show More Summary
The ‘Method’ of the Methodists! I was idly investigating forms of the breviary on the internet the other day (as one does), and came across a page about the history of the Anglican breviary, here. Contained within it was the following:...Show More Summary
What would become of American society if the power were to go out permanently nationwide? Odds are we’d be looking at a fairly apocalyptic scenario—something like The Stand, perhaps, except with most people killed by a battle for dwindling resources rather than by a superflu. Show More Summary
In the introduction to "Privilege," style writer Glenn O'Brien describes photographer Jessica Craig-Martin as a " master (or perhaps we can still say mistress in this context) of the dark side of the glamour world and society pages." The...Show More Summary