Hashtag Is The Children’s Word Of The Year

From what started out as a way of searching for discussion topics on Twitter, the word hashtag has meandered into our lexicons and today, "hashtag" has been declared "children's word of the year" by the Oxford University Press. Over 120,000 short stories submitted by children aged between 5-13 for the BBC's 500 Words competition were analysed by the OUP. …

Witness This Glorious Online Archive Of Multicoloured Vinyl Records

No serious record collection is complete without a special looking record, whether it be a odd shape or a limited edition picture disc. Coloredvinylrecords.com is a brand new site showcasing some of the most beautiful records including multicoloured vinyl and a great selection of picture discs. While the site isn't a store, each disc comes with a Discogs …

The Ad Hominem Fallacy Fallacy According To Stephen Bond

People love to argue on the internet and especially love a game of oneupmanship. One particular phrase uttered by cocky know-it-alls is "ad hominem" or, in full, "argumentum ad hominem". It's a logical fallacy whereby someone tries to undermine a person's argument by attacking them rather than addressing the argument made. But those on the …

What Effects Can Video Games Have On Your Brain?

Over the past few weeks, a number of stories have come out based on scientific research and opinion related to video games and how they affect the brain. The most popularised opinion at the moment has come from leading psychologist Phillip Zimbardo who, as part of his latest book, Man (Dis)Connected, as warned of video games' damaging influence on young …