Which is better for the environment, democracy or dictatorship?
An authoritarian system can efficiently tackle environmental problems the existence of which it acknowledges. However, it is bad at discerning...
The shipping container: an invention that revolutionized trade and turned the world into a giant conveyor belt
Maritime transport fuels global trade. But is it already too cheap to be sustainable?
An author alumnus driven by curiosity
Kari Hotakainen, Alumnus of the Year of the Faculty of Arts, does not think highly of rash views. A thirst for knowledge spanning his entire...
Are you talking up your car or spilling your guts to a plant? Pseudo-dialogue is a common form of dialogue
Almost everybody practises pseudo-dialogue, of which researches have identified several varieties.
Archaeologists discover a rare type of evidence for prehistoric salmon fishing in Northern Finland
An international team of archaeologists identified remains of salmon bones through a novel approach at the Stone Age village of Kierikinkangas...
Anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Arts 2019
The first-ever anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Helsinki is approaching!
Music playschool enhances children’s linguistic skills
According to the research conducted at the University of Helsinki, weekly music playschool significantly improved the development of children’s...
Environmental and animal rights arguments have been around for millennia. Justin Begley, phisopher and historian of ideas, combines different disciplines to study different philosophers' thoughts on animal rights.
Animal rights were a popular topic already in ancient Greece, in 17th century England and during the debate on vegetarianism in the 18th century...