Category: Social Sciences

Quest to understand motherly love

Researchers find that motherly grooming, even after being independent, has unprecedented benefits to young chimps for life. Saugat Bolakhe explores the evolutionary advantages maternal love and shares how the ‘alpha male’ is often wrongfully portrayed in human culture.

Drawing of a hand holding a phone with an instagram model promoting diet pills. Artwork by Maria Clara Liuzzi

A bad influence?

The promotion of diet pills, laxative teas and weight-loss supplements is now the norm on social media. Siobhan McGeechan explores this phenomenon in relation to social media influencers, specifically how their promotion of these products may be affecting not just the mental health but also the physical health of their followers.