New Zealand campaign “Who Are You?” video highlights importance of bystander intervention to prevent rape.
This video is frighteningly realistic. At every point it’s all too easy to see how a bystander could talk themselves out of intervening, even though they sense that something’s wrong. Don’t do that thing. Even if your instincts turn out to be off, it’s better to check in if a situation looks shady.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics goes to this funny (and very educative) research: “Frictional Coefficient under Banana Skin" (PDF). There are more extravagant (but reliables) recipients this year in other categories. Take a look!