COVID-19: Plastic dividers widely ineffective or even counterproductive, Ontario expert says

At first, some businesses used shower curtains or a makeshift plastic tarp to divide customers from staff members. Twenty months after the pandemic began, it is practically impossible to go into a restaurant, retail store, medical office, or other business without seeing protective plastic shields separating people. Now, one of Ontario’s top advisors guiding … Read more

Oxytocin Hormone – Widely Used as an Autism Treatment – Shows No Benefit

Multicenter study finds that oxytocin was safe, but ineffective at boosting social skills among children with autism. Oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone that acts as a chemical messenger in the brain, showed no evidence of helping children with autism gain social skills, according to a large national study appearing today (October 13, 2021) in the … Read more

Behold the Photographs of John Thomson, the First Western Photographer to Travel Widely Through China (1870s)

In the early 1860s, a few Westerners had seen China — but nearly all of them had seen it for themselves. The still-new medium of photography had yet to make images of everywhere available to viewers everywhere else, which meant an opportunity for traveling practitioners like John Thomson. “The son of a tobacco spinner and … Read more