Triggered by Trigger Warnings

Is it possible that “trigger warnings” — warnings to students and others that they are about to encounter potentially offensive or disturbing material — do more harm than good? A new study suggests that may be the case. The study, “Trigger Warning: Empirical Evidence Ahead,” by Benjamin W.Bellet, Payton J.Jones, and Richard J.McNally, was just published online by the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.

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New study linking warming with disrupted Atlantic flow has scientists “grumpy”

Enlarge / The blue “warming hole” in the North Atlantic seems to be related to changes in Atlantic Ocean circulation. (credit: NOAA ) Last week, Nature published a climate science study that reached a very surprising conclusion—one that other climate scientists are taking issue with.

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I Do Not Like This New Wasp Species Whose Giant Stinger Lays Eggs Inside Spiders

Hi, do you see that long red thing? It belongs to that wasp. Its function is to both sting and lay eggs inside of another creature, which is eventually killed from the inside by the wasp’s horrifying offspring. I do not like this wasp and hope that I never meet this wasp.

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