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Chimpanzees have language

I’ve read in several places that language is the last uniquely human characteristic.  Well, it turns out chimps communicate with a language of gestures: Researchers Translate the Meaning of Over 60 Gestures Used by Chimps… 320 more words


Day Of The Puddin

In 1971 a great calumny against Scottish cuisine took place, the mighty “Cheiftain o the puddin’ race” was banned from entering the United States. The US had various concerns around the venerable haggis, mainly because of what it is made from and fears over contamination of other foods and it had the useful side effect of winding up the Canadians. 756 more words


Graduation Address by Dr Bettina Bildhauer

A row has blown up after an academic chose the graduation ceremony at St Andrews University to compare the Scottish nationalist movement to the xenophobic far-right of France and Germany. 344 more words


Jolly hockeysticks

Most of us are guilty of not seeing things that are right on our doorstep. St Andrew’s is less than an hour’s drive from my home town of Alyth, and yet I’d only been to its beach and to a local high school during my days on the hockey pitch. 65 more words