Five Shouts Out

Are we there yet

Day: July 12, 2020

When is it OK to wear an item from another culture, and when is it appropriation? How to tell

You may think glaringly offensive items have nothing to do with you or your closet. “I would never buy an offensive item or appropriate something from another culture,” you might say. “That’ll never be me.” But it helps to be…

Siberia heatwave: why the Arctic is warming so much faster than the rest of the world

On the eve of the summer solstice, something very worrying happened in the Arctic Circle. For the first time in recorded history, temperatures reached 38°C (101°F) in a remote Siberian town – 18°C warmer than the maximum daily average for…

Noisy humans make birds sleep with one eye open – but lockdown offered a reprieve

Sleeping oystercatchers peek over their feathers to spot threats. Meaghan McBlain, Author provided Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for your well-being, as any new parent will tell you. Chronic sleep loss can have a range of effects on…