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By Thomas Cornish The psychological effects of turning 26 years old have been abdominal. The tick over from 25-to-26 comes with not only the promise of another day, but also with a dread inducing adult checklist - cultivated by --26-- years of enculturation. Trepidation, it seems, has dawned upon my mind. My early twenties were … Continue reading 26

Regulating the Sounds Spoken

By Hobhouse. “If you come to England, you must speak English”! This saying has many implications and inherent undertones to it, many of which are often mis thought or simply xenophobic. However, the adage does often garner wide support from “liberals,” conservatives and, of course, the far-right vocalists. Sajid Javid, Home Secretary, said in 2014 … Continue reading Regulating the Sounds Spoken

A Desperate Attempt to Look Tough on Immigration

A desperate whoofed of stench radiated from the pits of the Home Office this past week when they made clear their immigration targets took precedent over the British government’s commitment to human rights. Ken Macharia, a gay rugby player, faces deportation to Kenya, where it is severely taboo to be gay and is illegal to … Continue reading A Desperate Attempt to Look Tough on Immigration

Looking at Pain in the Mirror: pain mirror neurons found in rats.

How is it that we get overwhelmed when watching someone cry, or feel a coating of inspiration when we see a face filled with hope? And, are we the only animal to exert an empathic response to those emotional cues? A study published last week by Carrillo and colleagues uncovers the potential mechanism that allows … Continue reading Looking at Pain in the Mirror: pain mirror neurons found in rats.