Daily Archives: October 7, 2016

Language could be humankind’s most impressive technological invention

Language could be humankind’s most impressive technological invention

Salikoko S. Mufwene, University of Chicago Humans have speculated about the emergence of language and linguistic diversity since Antiquity. Perhaps the earliest reference to this question is in the book…

It’s so hard going cold turkey when you’re addicted to power

It’s so hard going cold turkey when you’re addicted to power

Ian H Robertson, Trinity College Dublin Human beings should be immensely proud of what they have achieved in modern civilization. Millions of people live together in relative harmony, reasonable health…

Rehab For Addiction Usually Lasts 28 Days. But Why?

Rehab For Addiction Usually Lasts 28 Days. But Why?

By Ben Allen, WITF Louis Casanova is playing cards with a friend on the back deck of a recovery house in Philadelphia’s northern suburbs. He’s warm and open…

Your smartphone could be good for your mental health

Your smartphone could be good for your mental health

Joanna Rodriguez, University of Surrey and Nadine Page, University of Surrey When it comes to mental health, technologies such as smartphones and social media networks are almost always discussed in…

An end to sleepless nights? New hope for families raising children with ADHD

An end to sleepless nights? New hope for families raising children with ADHD

Alice M. Gregory, Goldsmiths, University of London Raising a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be difficult. Some days feel long and the respite of a peaceful night…