Study: Partisan political thought is predominantly unconscious and emotional

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 A recent study led by Dr. Drew Westen, a Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has concluded that political partisans use an “almost entirely emotional and unconscious” thought process when digesting damaging information about a favored political candidate. The experiment used fMRI scans of 30 men who self-identified […]

Surgeons reattach boy’s three severed limbs

Tuesday, March 29, 2005A team of Australian surgeons yesterday reattached both hands and one foot to 10-year-old Perth boy, Terry Vo, after a brick wall which collapsed during a game of basketball fell on him, severing the limbs. The wall gave way while Terry performed a slam-dunk, during a game at a friend’s birthday party. […]

Detained journalist Mohamed Tamalt dies in Algeria

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Mohamed Tamalt, a journalist imprisoned in Algeria for insulting President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, died in hospital while serving his sentence. His lawyer on Sunday announced his death. Tamalt, 42, lived in England, basing himself in London, and had UK-Algerian dual citizenship. He was arrested on June 27 near his parents’ Algiers home […]

Queensland Premier denies March 28 election

Saturday, February 14, 2009 Despite fuelling speculation of a March 28 election, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has indicated that she will serve a full term. The Courier-Mail reported that the premier was moving to “tie off issues that could hurt Labor’s prospects” in the election. However, Anthony Chisholm, Australian Labor Party state secretary, has indicated […]

GM and Chrysler receive Canadian loans amid US restructuring ultimata

Friday, April 3, 2009 General Motors (GM) and Chrysler will receive bridge loans from the government of Canada and the provincial government of Ontario, however no more will be forthcoming from either Canadian or US governments unless the companies can reinvent themselves. “This is a regrettable but necessary step to protect the Canadian economy. We […]

New Zealand airlines relax knife regulations

Saturday, October 1, 2005 New Zealand has relaxed the safety rules imposed on internal airlines in 2002, once more allowing passengers to carry pocket knives with blades less than 60mm long and knitting needles. Other larger items remain banned, including ice-skates, pool cues, hockey sticks, skateboards, cricket bats and harpoons. Other countries more at risk […]

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