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Continuing investigations into the origin(s) of the word “Cat”
Continuing investigations into the origin(s) of the word “Cat” ● Scholarly investigations into the origins of the word “Cat” are not yet complete. A new set of possibilities are presented by Dr Ivana Bašić (a Senior Research Associate at the Serbian Institute of Ethnography, SASA) who points out that there may be previously overlooked connections with the Serbian words for cat ... [ click to read full item ]
Recent Progress in ‘Ratatouille’ Studies
Recent Progress in ‘Ratatouille’ Studies ● The 2007 publication of the Pixar movie Ratatouille presented a unique set of opportunities for academic study – a challenge which scholars have not ignored. Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of published work about the film : ● Man is a Puppet, Soul is a Rat: On Pixar’s Ratatouille in ... [ click to read full item ]
Eye-beam believers – numbers perhaps not as high as previously thought (new study)
Eye-beam believers – numbers perhaps not as high as previously thought (new study) ● According to a new study from the Graziano Lab at Princeton University, US, there has been a sharp drop in the number of US college students who believe that some form of invisible beams are emitted form peoples’ eyes when they look at something (k.a. extramission). Their research suggests that ... [ click to read full item ]

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