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WTF?!! We Should EAT Each Others – Swedish Scientist Says – To Combat Climate Change Consequence

Swedish Researcher Pushes Eating Human Flesh as Answer to Future Climate Change Food Shortages

At a summit for food of the future (the climate-ravaged future) called Gastro Summit, in Stockholm Sept 3-4, a professor held a powerpoint presentation asserting that we must “awaken the idea” of eating human flesh in the future, as a way of combatting the effects of climate change.

In a talk titled “Can you Imagine Eating Human Flesh?”  behavioral scientist and marketing strategist Magnus Söderlund from “Handelshögskolan” (College of Commerce) argues for the breaking down of the ancient taboos against desecrating the human corpse and eating human flesh.

Source: Swedish Researcher Pushes Eating Human Flesh as Answer to Future Climate Change Food Shortages

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Twitter makes students dumb, study finds

Using Twitter as an education tool brought test scores down among literature students in Italy, says a new study.

Scores on a standardized test were reduced by between 25% and 40% of a standard deviation, says a paper published this month by researchers in the economics and finance department at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. Read more at Source: Twitter makes students dumb, study finds

Anxiety Leads to Cynicism in Parents Prevent Them Raising Kids Making Right Decisions

Cynics not any smarter for their skepticism. Scientists say it’s just the opposite.

During a 2006 commencement speech at Knox College, Stephen Colbert made a highly trenchant point that many of the attendees probably dismissed as bullshit. “Cynicism masquerades as wisdom,” he said, “but it is the furthest thing from it.” Social science suggests that this is a true statement that can be defended with data. Even so, research also shows that most people believe being cynical is positively correlated with being smart. Cynicism is, in short, not only a potential sign of intellectual laziness, but a trap that snags many people, particularly parents. Read more at Source: Cynical Parents Raise Incompetent Kids

Average millennials’ net worth is $8,000, study finds

Millennials have a much lower net worth than previous generations, according to a new study.

The average net worth of Americans between the ages of 18 to 35 is less than $8,000 — about 34 percent lower than in 1996, a Deloitte studypublished Wednesday found. See more at Source: Average millennials’ net worth is $8,000, study finds

Speaking 2 languages may have some disadvantages

Advantages of speaking a second language are obvious: easier logistics when traveling, wider access to great literature and, of course, more people to talk with. Some studies have also pointed to the idea that polyglots have stronger executive functioning skills, brain abilities such as switching between tasks and ignoring distractions.

But a large study of bilingual children in the U.S. finds scant evidence of those extra bilingual brain benefits. Bilingual children performed no better in tests measuring such thinking skills than children who knew just one language, researchers report May 20 in Nature Human Behaviour.

Source: Being bilingual is great. But it may not boost some brain functions

New Research shows wild chimpanzees eat tortoises after cracking them open against tree trunks

Researchers have observed wild chimpanzees in the Loango National Park, Gabon, eating tortoises. They describe the first observations of this potentially cultural behavior where chimpanzees hit tortoises against tree trunks until the tortoises’ shells break open and then feed on the meat.

An international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the University of Osnabrück, Germany, have observed wild chimpanzees in the Loango National Park, Gabon, eating tortoises. They describe the first observations of this potentially cultural behavior where chimpanzees hit tortoises against tree trunks until the tortoises’ shells break open and then feed on the meat.

Source: Wild chimpanzees eat tortoises after cracking them open against tree trunks