Sep 12, 2021
TikTok Tourette's: Social Media Spreading Mass Illness
While the term is often avoided for fear of ridiculing something more serious, mass psychogenic illness (MPI) — also known as mass sociogenic illness (MSI) or mass hysteria...
Jul 14, 2021
Nature Isn't as Cruel as the Discovery Channel Says
It is rather common to think of nature as an endless competition between animals for survival. Idioms like "survival of the fittest" or "it's a jungle out there" remind us that the...
May 11, 2021
Dunbar's Number Is Wrong
Since 1992, people have been talking about "Dunbar's number," the supposed upper limit of the number of people with whom a person can maintain stable social relationships. Named for...
Apr 21, 2021
New Coronavirus Triggers Vomiting Disease in Dogs
A recent study suggests that a mysterious disease plaguing dogs in the UK is caused by a novel coronavirus. This virus, which coincidentally appeared in late 2019 and began to...
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