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How Embroidery Broke the Silence Around Women’s Apartheid Trauma
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How Embroidery Broke the Silence Around Women’s Apartheid Trauma

How do we speak trauma? We know from medicine that people embody trauma, beyond words. It shows up in our hearts and our blood pressure, our dreams and our nightmares; we pass it onto our children, and we work it through in arts, spirituality, counselling. My work has focused on a burning question in South...

When Painting Reveals Increases in Social Trust
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When Painting Reveals Increases in Social Trust

Scientists from the CNRS, ENS-PSL, Inserm, and Sciences Po revealed an increase in facial displays of trustworthiness in European painting between the fourteenth and twenty-first centuries. The findings, published in Nature Communications on 22 September 2020, were obtained by applying face-processing software to two groups of portraits, suggesting an increase in trustworthiness in society that closely...

In San Martín De Hidalgo, Beauty Exists Despite a Global Pandemic.
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In San Martín De Hidalgo, Beauty Exists Despite a Global Pandemic.

The town of San Martín de Hidalgo, just 100 Kilometers from Guadalajara, is immersed with colorful architecture, expansive pastures, and wonderful people. On assignment is photographer Alberto Magno, who captures the town in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Residents of the town still manage to carry out their daily tasks, but while face masks...

BUSINESS Amazon, Apple at the Center of Italian Antitrust Probe for Allegedly Preventing Unauthorized Parties from Reselling Products
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Amazon, Apple at the Center of Italian Antitrust Probe for Allegedly Preventing Unauthorized Parties from Reselling Products

Apple and Amazon are coming under the microscope of Italy’s antitrust authority in connection with their alleged pattern of preventing unauthorized parties from reselling products on Amazon’s sweeping online marketplace. In a statement on Wednesday, the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità garante della concorrenza e del mercato) confirmed the probe, which is aimed at determining whether Apple and...

New Evidence Helps Form Digital Reconstruction of Most Important Medieval Shrine
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New Evidence Helps Form Digital Reconstruction of Most Important Medieval Shrine

The shrine of Saint Thomas Becket, the most important pilgrimage destination in medieval England – visited for hundreds of years by pilgrims seeking miraculous healing – has been digitally reconstructed for the public, according to how experts believe it appeared before its destruction. In the 1530s, the Reformation in England saw the ornaments and riches...

How Hemingway Felt About Fatherhood
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How Hemingway Felt About Fatherhood

Ernest Hemingway was affectionately called “Papa,” but what kind of dad was he? In my role as Associate Editor of the Hemingway Letters Project, I spend my time investigating the approximately 6,000 letters sent by Hemingway, 85% of which are now being published for the first time in a multivolume series. The latest volume –...