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Victoria Statue at St Pauls
Absolute Power

Ambition can be dangerous.

Eilean Donan Castle

Shakespeare in Scotland: What did the author of Macbeth know and when did he know it?

Source: Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship

Some scholars have long maintained that someone other than William Shakespeare authored some of the Bard’s best-known works. This article explores the idea that a writer with a deeper knowledge of Scotland than Shakespeare could have had must have penned Macbeth.

Concrete steps leading to an empty lot in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

More than 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are learning what makes some survivors more resilient than others

Source: Science Magazine

Why have some survivors of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina been able to recover effectively, while others have had a harder time getting back on their feet? Click this link to learn more about research on this topic.

Digital illustration of the human head and brain; different kinds of waveforms produced by brain activity shown on background

This Is Your Brain on Shakespeare

Source: Big Think

Shakespeare’s writing style can be challenging to read. Not only did he write four centuries ago, but he also played with language, coining new words, rearranging syntax, and using words as different parts of speech. Now, researchers have discovered that this last feature—using a noun like child as a verb instead, for example—excites the human brain because it is so unexpected.

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