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Tears on a plane: why our emotions soar while we fly

Tears on a plane: why our emotions soar while we fly

Mel Campbell January 27, 2015 2 Comments

Floating far above the ground in a padded chair, in a dry, sealed aeroplane cabin that hums gently, facing away from other passengers, with no phone or email interrupting our thoughts, we travel inward as well as onward.

Facebook manipulation yet more evidence of Silicon Valley’s contempt

Facebook manipulation yet more evidence of Silicon Valley’s contempt

Stilgherrian June 30, 2014 19 Comments

The well-educated white men of Silicon Valley have no regard for you as a person. You are a set of data, and they can do what they please with it. Cue Facebook messing with your mind.

The Crikey Ethicist: Colin the baby whale and we the people

Crikey August 26, 2008 10 Comments

It’s sentimental to cry for a baby whale. That’s not because it’s sentimental to cry, but because the passion is not finding its real object. Colin was a symbol, writes Crikey ethicist John Armstrong.

Telly watch: Dexter shows murder and empathy could be a perfect match

Crikey December 20, 2007 1 Comment

Dexter is a serial killer. Police blood spatter expert by day, by night he indulges his compulsions by tracking down and murdering the baddies who slipped through the crime-fighting net, writes Peter Mattessi.