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By tigtog on April 4, 2014
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The common-sense notion that liars betray themselves through body language appears to be little more than a cultural fiction
By Mary on April 3, 2014
I was inspired by my baby suddenly being given a daycare place, and my ambivalence about placing her in daycare as a young baby, to remember all my frustrations with the Australian pre-school daycare system, and to suggest what, from my perspective, would be considerable improvements.Full Story »
By Mindy on April 3, 2014
Stella Longlist 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge completed.Full Story »
By tigtog on April 3, 2014
Dana Hunter thoughtfully put together a links roundup (so I didn’t have to) on the many many creationists who are very cross with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson right now because he’s talking science on TV.Full Story »
By Mindy on April 2, 2014
There was an interesting article in the Guardian a couple of days ago about the biological reasons for menopause. I have not read the studies that this story is based on, so commenters with more knowledge of this stuff please feel free to correct anything that I have misconstrued. Human females are one of three […]Full Story »
By Mindy on March 29, 2014
#AWW2014 Book Review: Questions of Travel by Michelle de Krester.Full Story »
By Lauredhel on March 29, 2014
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?Full Story »
By Orlando on March 28, 2014
Hortense Mancini was married at fifteen to one of the richest men in Europe, who turned out to be an obsessive, violent, controlling abuser. She found a way to escape, and to live the rest of her life with an exuberance that would be difficult to match.Full Story »
By tigtog on March 28, 2014
Those of you who are regular followers/lurkers of the atheoskeptosphere probably know about this fundraiser for Karen Stollznow’s legal costs by now, but I’m signal-boosting it for the record …Full Story »
By tigtog on March 27, 2014
…and the anti-abortion lobby is cross that she interrupted an attorney (and compared
abortioncontraception to other medical procedures – in a case about medical insurance).
By tigtog on March 26, 2014
So our drearly beloathed Prime Minister wants to get a gong when he retires from politics.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?Full Story »
By tigtog on March 23, 2014
25thirty years since Footloose came out, and Kevin Bacon’s still got the moves (and Jimmy Fallon has a gift for cheesy setups).
By shonias on March 22, 2014
I spoke to a guy in a long coffee queue to point out there was another, unused machine 3 feet away, and even bearing news of speedy caffeine, and wearing a bright red dress, I was apparently invisible.
A woman at a tech event, unaccompanied by any men, is just too unlikely to be believed.Full Story »