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IBEX, Cold Poles of Venus, Makemake, Dark Sunshine, Andromeda Blows Bubbles and Bystander Apathy

We are back! After an extended break the Beauty In The Universe Show is back and this week we discuss the Andromeda Galaxy blowing giant bubbles, IBEX exploring the boundary of interstellar space, dark sunshine, the frigid poles of Venus and the new moon discovered orbiting the planetoid Makemake, and Laura talks to us about an experiment dealing with bystander apathy, aka the Bystander Effect. 53 more words

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A Life-Span Perspective on Bullying

Earlier in the term I went along to Professor Vanessa Green’s inaugural lecture at Victoria University that tackled the issue of bullying which I feel is particularly pertinent to youth in educational settings. 418 more words

Reflections

The bystander effect

Yesterday was voting date for the Upper House election in my country. No big surprises in the outcome, but I think there were a few key take-aways that deserve more attention and further discussion by my people. 486 more words

Thoughts

Murder in Chennai and Bystander Effect

Few days ago a lady was murdered in Chennai while she was waiting to catch a train. The murderer killed in full public view. No one tried to save the girl or stop the culprit. 156 more words

#80: You're a predator.

You’re a predator. Everywhere I look, I see you. No matter where I go, it’s useless; you’re on my backside, whispering your threats and sweet falsehoods into my ears while digging your talons into my skin, making sure you always have control over me. 281 more words

Dark

To Step in or Not?

Hi Friend.

Something I’m thinking about at the moment is the bystander effect. In a nutshell, it’s when a dispute occurs between people in public and onlookers do nothing to stop it because they think someone else will step in to help. 341 more words

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