Gordon Smith

Brain narrows focus to dwell on taboo words: Study

According to a new study, the outrage we feel when we read something narrows not only our vision but also our mental scope, as the brain donates its function solely to the offending word. Moist.

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Gordon Smith

Journalist by day, cunning linguist by night. A passion for politics, hypnotically involved in human rights. An Australian born with a Japanese tongue, hoping to hold the big wigs in government to account.

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Intelligence: You may not have got it from yo momma

A scientific study which pegs our mothers as the reason for our intelligence is going viral as we approach Mothers Day. Problem is, it’s complete bollocks.

Speaking on behalf of the “anxious” generation

We, the anxious millennials, are derided for being delusional, self-centered and medicated. We, however, see this as an adequate avenue of tolerating the world being left to us.

Survival of the Fittest: 5 Reasons Why Redheads are Scientifically Superior

Let’s face it; redheads have had it pretty hard. Most of us can admit to holding our hands above our ginger friends’ hair in winter or asking if their favourite Harry Potter character was a Weasley.  But it turns out that the blondes vs brunettes argument has officially been settled, with scientists indicating that your

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