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Loneliness and Its Effects

Everyone probably knows the feeling of isolation, when the entire world seems to be behind a glass wall: one can see people on the other…

Creepiest Burial Rituals of the World

One of the criteria of a civilized society is how its members treat their dead. Technological advancements such as the invention of the wheel, pottery…

Sexism in Video Games

It is difficult to disagree that video games have nowadays become one of the largest entertainment industries. Annually, a large number of video games are…

The Tragic Expedition of Everest in 1996

Alpinism has always been the occupation of the bravest. It is difficult to find more difficult conditions on Earth; of course, there are deserts, arctic…

Better Schools for All?

By Anwar Oduro-Kwarteng Introduction In the midst of the government’s ‘reform’ agenda in which the NHS, higher education, welfare, and schools are to be radically…

What Ever Did Happen to Modernism?

By Karen Zouaoui What Ever Happened to Modernism? is Gabriel Josipovici’s rallying cry in the face of an overly conservative literary tradition in the UK.…

Nature and Nurture, Then and Now

By Timandra Harkness ‘Oklahoma, 1973’, begins the documentary account of an experiment to teach a baby chimpanzee human language and thus, in the words of…

Smoking Ban

By Nick Thorne The recent Privacy International report, Civil Liberties: Up in Smoke contains some excellent arguments against the smoking ban. Nevertheless, the persistent hyperbole…

Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

By Maahwish Mirza The emergence of the English Defence League, attacks motivated by a far-right ideology in Norway, and a controversial denunciation by Prime Minister…

Should Marijuana Be Legal for Medicinal Purposes?

Drug addiction is something societies all over the world rarely tolerate. Although almost every culture has a tradition of consuming narcotic substances—alcohol, in the first…

Beyond Capitalism

By Mark Napier With a plethora of scientific and technological developments such as sustainable energy, interstellar mining operations, in vitro (laboratory grown) meat, synthetic biology…

Connoisseurship and Condescension

By Michael Savage Some of the earliest art exhibitions gathered together selections of the greatest works they could find, without particular concern for coherence. The…

What Causes Low Self-Esteem?

Throughout the recent decades, psychology has become extremely popular in western countries. Starting from all kinds of coaching programs, personality trainings, and professional psychotherapy sessions,…

Why Freelance Work is Better than Full-Time Work

Since the time freelancing became an option, wide discussions about what is better—full-time jobs or freelancing—have continued. The advocates of working full time believe that…

Developing Renewable Energy

The 20th century was without doubt the age of fossil fuels—oil, in particular. Fossils had been excavated almost throughout the entire history of humanity, but…

Does Absolute Truth Exist?

Can absolute truth exist? First, let us look at a Wikipedia (a place for consensus) definition of it for all those that want it defined:…

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