The Influence of Media on Our Understanding of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Several studies suggest that the media has dramatically impacted the general population’s understanding of this worldwide pandemic. Zhuling Liu, from the University at Buffalo, conducted a study on public support for COVID-19 responses based on cultural cognition, emotions and risk perception.
In his research, Liu found that individuals who believe that the distribution of social resources should be done based on social status and that people should be independent and fend for themselves are less likely to support the government’s decisions.
However, this fact will change and they will show support should a time …

The Swamp King: The Gigantic Prehistoric Crocodile That Emerged From Southeast Queensland

A few million years back, a prehistoric crocodile that measured about 5 meters in length was ruling the southeastern part of Queensland’s waterways. Due to its massive size, this prehistoric reptile was nicknamed the “Swamp King.”
The Swamp King fossils were unearthed during the 1980s and were identified by the scientists working at the University of Queensland as a new species of prehistoric crocodile. Its Latin name, Paludirex Vicente, is from the Latin word Paludirex, which means “Swamp King,” and Vicente, from Geoff Vincent, the person’s name who first discovered …