Apes, Legal Personhood and the plight of Nim Chimpsky, about the 1970s ‘talking’ chimp, is worth a read/listen.
The Sun has been photoshopping black people out of photos.
New Labour’s attitude to poor people. Shockingly, I still actually know some people who are going to vote for Labour. But then I look at the Tories’ benefit plans and I can see why. I wouldn’t be surprised if they started saying “the poor want to live in houses? Have we no workhouses for them? ”
Human-Frog hybrids reveal autism’s secrets must be the best headline of the week, easily.
Today’s Scientific Research I Could Have Already Told You: Making decisions tires the brain. Interesting article, though.
Ever since the “Lamarck may have had a point, actually” (I’m paraphrasing) headline I saw there a couple weeks ago, I’ve become increasingly convinced that New Scientist is actually replacing the Weekly World News.
Not that that’s a bad thing.
I won’t believe that making decisions tires the brain until I’ve seen a neuro-imaging study that shows that decisions happen in the brain. ;)