By SP Staff
ScheerPost is bringing back Larry’s List, a daily news curation from USC communications professor Larry Gross, to keep you up to date with the most cutting edge news and analysis of our time. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies and has over thirty five years experience teaching.
On Larry’s List today — understanding the entirety of Gaza and the West Bank; shortening attention spans in an era of constant distraction; a scientific discovery that will change how you see the Parthenon sculptures and more.
The Three State Solution
Last week we had a deep dive into Gaza, and why its combination with Hamas has made it into a trap. But Palestine is not just Gaza, right? We should consider Gaza and the West Bank together, shouldn’t we?
By Tomas Pueyo | Uncharted Territories
Scientists Propose a “Missing Law” for Evolution in the Universe
A team of scientists and philosophers is proposing a new law of nature to describe the vast complexity and diversity seen across the universe.
By Alison Snyder | Axios
Now Released, Israeli Grandmother Recounts Hamas Captivity, Says ‘Government Deserted Us’
85-year-old Yocheved Lifshitz was one of two women freed late on Monday, leaving around 220 hostages still in the hands of Hamas. At a Tel Aviv hospital, she revealed Hamas’ Gaza tunnels, medical treatment, and recounted the violent kidnapping on October 7.
By Yael Freidson | Haartez
The Big Idea: Are Our Short Attention Spans Really Getting Shorter?
It feels like we live in an era of constant distraction, but the truth is more complex.
By Emma Smith | The Guardian
The Parthenon Marbles Were Painted in Bright Colors and With Intricate Designs, a New Study Reveals
Using non-invasive techniques, scientists have found traces of pigments from blue to purple.
By Richard Whiddington | ArtNet
Foods Like Ice Cream, Chips and Candy are Just as Addictive as Cigarettes or Heroin
Your favorite guilty pleasure snack may be just as addictive as cigarettes or heroin, a new study reveals.
By Sarah Al-Arshani| USA Today