Posts Tagged ‘stories’

Winter road salt, fertilizers turning North American waterways increasingly saltier

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Across North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thank…

Compilation of 12 fake news stories from the mainstream media

(NaturalNews) With all of the politically-charged talk about banning “fake news” sites, it seems appropriate to review some of the worst fake news stories pushed by mainstream media outlets. No matter how large your family gathering is this Thanksgivin…

Study claims your brain may be hard-wired for racism

The human brain may be hard-wired to pick up negative stereotypes regarding groups that tend to be portrayed unfavorably by the media, a neuroscientist from University College London and his colleagues reported in a recent edition of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. According to The Guardian and the Daily Mail, a group led by Dr. […]

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Black History and the Myth of Mary Seacole

In 1964,  Elvi Whittaker and Virginia Olesen, social scientists at the UCSF School of Nursing published a paper examining the mythologizing of Florence Nightingale. They took up anthropological work on the way in which clan groups in traditional societies were bound together by stories about their descent from a common ancestor. The ancestor figure stayed […]

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