LARPing has more intense effect than other entertainment

In season four of the Netflix series "Stranger Things," an alternate dimension "the Upside Down" bleeds into the real world. Now new research by the University of Sydney and Monash University has found this is a common experience ...

How inflation is influencing the way we think and behave

Driven largely by soaring gas prices, inflation reached levels not seen in decades over the last year, according to new Consumer Price Index data. Prices at the pump helped accelerate inflation to 8.6% for the 12 months ending ...

A car called Keith: Why we give objects human characteristics

Why do we yell at our computer when it struggles to work? Why do some cars look like they're smiling? Why does your guitar seem free-spirited? This is because of our innate human tendency for anthropomorphism: the ascription ...

Domestic violence increase during natural disasters

Thirty percent of women experience domestic violence in various circumstances but the rate increases during natural disasters such as bushfires, floods, and cyclones while community attention is focused on recovery and reconstruction.

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