Article of the Day: Monster or Human?

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE? NO, SAYS MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN. Despite being published nearly 200 years ago, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein continues to dominate popular culture. The story charts the tragic happenings of Victor Frankenstein, devoted student of natural philosophy, as he becomes a creator, gives life to a pseudo-human monster and suffers the consequences. Even those 

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Better Note-Taking can Help Students who Struggle with English

Starting a university degree can be something of a culture shock. Students enter university after spending years in a closely structured school learning environment. They discover that there’s a different expectation in higher education: the onus of learning falls mostly on them. In South Africa, another complication arises for those students who speak English as 

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Article of the Day: Why Email Is Only 7 Percent as Effective as Talking

The development of email and texting has enhanced our ability to communicate productively, efficiently, and quickly. But, based on new research into how human communication works, it’s easy to see a downside to our over-reliance on emails and texts. In fact, some of our online habits may be undermining our efforts at communicate successfully. For 

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Article of the Day: Mixing Energy Drinks, Alcohol May Affect Adolescent Brains Like Cocaine

Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood as an altered ability to deal with rewarding substances, according to a Purdue University study. Richard van Rijn, an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology, looked at the effects of highly caffeinated 

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