Masks Have Disrupted Our Facial Perception

Masks have been a necessity and a must-have when going out of the house today because of the worldwide pandemic, COVID 19. Unknown to most, wearing masks disrupts our way of perceiving and recognizing familiar faces. This has been a challenge that is common to us amid the pandemic.
Our face is among the most informative and essential aspects of our perception. With the emergence of the pandemic, almost everyone outside has started wearing masks. This event has created a stir in our ability of facial recognition.
Noted professors, Professor Ganel and Professor Freud from Ben-Gurion University of the Neveg (BGN) in Israel …

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 …