Edvard Munch’s Scream isn’t screaming, but rather hearing a scream

by Anita Singh Telegraph edited by O Society Mar 22, 2019 Look at Edvard Munch’s Scream and what do you see? According to the British Museum, you may have it all wrong. Many people believe it shows a man screaming. Not so, says the museum, which is about to display a black and white print of the image. … Continue reading Edvard Munch’s Scream isn’t screaming, but rather hearing a scream

Americans’ Fascination with Fraudsters: on the Fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

The Oscar-winning director presents a sympathetic portrait of the Silicon Valley CEO who fooled the world into believing she built a better blood test by Julia Carrie Wong Guardian  edited by O Society Mar 17, 2019 Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos and subject of the film The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. … Continue reading Americans’ Fascination with Fraudsters: on the Fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

You Know all the “Recycling” You do when You Separate out Plastic and Paper and put it on the Curb? About that…

“This is where we should start feeling at home. Part of our daily perception of reality is that this disappears from our world. When you go to the toilet, shit disappears. You flush it. Of course rationally you know it’s there in canalization and so on, but at a certain level of your most elementary … Continue reading You Know all the “Recycling” You do when You Separate out Plastic and Paper and put it on the Curb? About that…

On Being Human: No, Your Brain is Not a Computer

Neuroscience gives us invaluable, wondrous knowledge about the brain – including an awareness of its limitations written by Alan Jasanoff Aeon edited by O Society Mar 10, 2019 More than 2,000 years ago, the semi-mythical father of medicine, Hippocrates of Kos, challenged the spiritualists of his time with a bold claim about the nature of the human … Continue reading On Being Human: No, Your Brain is Not a Computer

Is There a Sell-by Date on Us? Ask Cindy Crawford and Paulina Porizkova (Echochamber Friday)

edited by O Society Friday March 8, 2019 Welcome to Echochamber Friday, which is when we read articles we normally wouldn't, so we don't become frogs in a well. Understanding our culture instead. Is age just a number? Is 50 the new 35, as the clichés go? What's proper for a woman with class - … Continue reading Is There a Sell-by Date on Us? Ask Cindy Crawford and Paulina Porizkova (Echochamber Friday)

Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits

Photgraphs taken in Churchill, Manitoba, of a polar bear amongst the fireweed waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze over. In the words of the photographer, “The polar bear was all by himself as they are very solitary animals anyway, but this one looked particularly sad as it wandered around, almost as though it didn’t understand … Continue reading Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits

Model Ashley Luther, better known as Elly Mayday, dead at 30 from rare form of ovarian cancer

by Kendall Latimer CBC News Mar 4, 2019 Ashley Luther, known publicly as Elly Mayday, kept modeling, even after hair loss due to chemotherapy.(Aparte Photography/Instagram ) Ashley Luther, the Saskatchewan-born woman who gained fame as Elly Mayday — a fierce model who embraced her curves — died Friday in Vancouver. She was 30. Luther, who grew up on a farm … Continue reading Model Ashley Luther, better known as Elly Mayday, dead at 30 from rare form of ovarian cancer