Mental impairment verdict casts shadow over defendant's future

The defense of mental impairment gives a defendant reasons for their crime to be forgiven, but such a plea can have lingering negative effects on a person's social standing and even civil rights, a new study led by Flinders ...

The deeper linguistic function of subject-verb agreement

If you are in Bucharest and impatiently waiting for, say, your children to head off to school in the morning, you might hear yourself saying something like, "Haideţi caţi întârziat, ce mai!" Or: "Obviously, you are ...

Living peacefully with coyotes means respecting their boundaries

On average, three people per year are "attacked" (that means bitten or scratched) by coyotes across Canada. In comparison, an average of 180 Canadians per year are reportedly struck by lightening. Critically, 100 percent ...

Fake poop helps evicted owls settle into new neighborhood

Settling into a new home can be tough for anyone. So scientists have come up with some tricks to make transplanted burrowing owls feel like they are not alone in their new digs, playing owl sounds and scattering fake poop.

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