Much Ado About Very Little: Angry Everything, Practically [Angry Birds]

A newly published study challenges the often-angry claim that video games make kids more violent. The study is: “Angry Birds, Angry Children, and Angry Meta-Analysts: A Reanalysis,” Luis Furuya-Kanamori [pictured here] and Suhail A. R. Doi, Perspectives on Psychological Science, vol. 11, no. 3, May 2016, pp.  408-414. (Thanks to Neil Martin for bringing this to […]

Headline of the day: “Having a wider face could save your life”

Today’s Headline of the Day arrived in a press release* from the publisher Elsevier: “Having a wider face could save your life.” It pertains to this study: “Male facial width is associated with death by contact violence: narrow-faced males are more likely to die from contact violence,” Michael Stirrat [whose face is pictured here], Gert […]

Yet another mathematician commits violence

Don Troop in the Chronicle of Higher Education reports yet another case of a mathematician committing a shocking act of violence: Math Prof Clobbers Gopher Mascot The year in college sports has brought us both mascot-on-mascot violence and mascot-on-fan violence. Last weekend the tables turned when a University of Minnesota fan landed a couple jabs […]