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Church effort against incest led to rise of individualism in the West, study says

Church effort against incest led to rise of individualism in the West, study says

Science
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- When researchers set out to understand how many Western societies came to value individualism, they decided to look at historical shifts in a society's broader psychology. Specifically, researchers explored the ways shifting social structures influenced psychology and values of members. The West, scientists determined, was unique in its steady abandonment of incest. Incest, in this instance, primarily refers to marriages between cousins. Throughout much of the world, the practice was used to maintain broad family alliances and assert political and economic power, and to protect assets like land and other natural resources. In a new paper published in the journal Science, researchers argue that the Roman Catholic Church, in targeting incest, effectively shrunk family ties ...
Ceiling collapse at West End theatre leaves several injured

Ceiling collapse at West End theatre leaves several injured

Entertainment
Several people have been hurt after part of a ceiling collapsed at a theatre in London's West End.Emergency services were called just before 8pm following the incident during a performance of Death of a Salesman at the Piccadilly Theatre. A picture from the scene showed a large hole in the ceiling about three or four metres wide, with wires protruding in the middle of it.Witnesses reported there had been a "slight dripping sound" and "running water" followed by "lots of screams" from audience members as a section of the ceiling came crashing down. Roof collapsed in Piccadilly Theatre tonight during performance of Death of a Salesman. Running water, then lots of screams. A few minor injuries. Thank you @WendellPierce for coming out to check everyone safe. Decent ...
West Ham vs Sheffield United: Why the Hammers and the Blades share an unlikely rivalry

West Ham vs Sheffield United: Why the Hammers and the Blades share an unlikely rivalry

Sports
Sheffield United have had a brilliant start to the season and a win over bitter rivals West Ham this weekend – live on talkSPORT 2 – will make their Premier League return all the more sweet.Rivals, you say? Yes. The two clubs share an unlikely detest for each other for a special reason and talkSPORT.com is here to remind you why… AFP West Ham and Sheffield United share an unlikely rivalry The last time the Blades were in the Premier League, Argentine duo Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez helped keep the Hammers in the English top flight at the Yorkshire club’s expense – and this sparked outrage amongst the Bramall Lane faithful. West Ham were found guilty of infringing Premier League rules B13 and U18, the latter applying to the action of third party owne
Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham: Arthur Masuaku sent off as visitors earn point

Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham: Arthur Masuaku sent off as visitors earn point

Sports
Aston Villa moved out of the relegation zone by drawing against a West Ham side who finished with 10 men after Arthur Masuaku's red card.Masuaku was dismissed with 23 minutes left after picking up two bookings.Before that, the game's major talking point saw Anwar El Ghazi clash heads with Villa team-mate Tyrone Mings, although no action was taken. Villa's John McGinn had plenty of the game's better chances, forcing Lukasz Fabianski into two saves.Both sides had frantic attacks late on, with penalty shouts at both ends, but neither could find the decisive touch.El Ghazi and Mings clash 'put to bed at half-time'Collisions and red card the name of the game ...
Championship results: Leeds and Swansea go top of the table, West Brom strike late against Reading and Jack Butland howlers cost Stoke City

Championship results: Leeds and Swansea go top of the table, West Brom strike late against Reading and Jack Butland howlers cost Stoke City

Sports
It was another frantic night of action in the SkyBet Championship, with Leeds United and Swansea City moving to joint-top of the table after respective wins. Here’s how the action played out from England’s second-tier. Getty Images - Getty James McClean had a typically eventful evening for Stoke City at Deepdale Leeds United 1-0 Brentford Getty Images - Getty Eddie Nketiah is already a huge fan favourite at Elland Road Eddie Nketiah made a name for himself at Elland Road by coming off the bench and netting a late winner as Leeds returned to the top of the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Brentford. With former Arsenal striker Ian Wright watching on from the stands, the Gunners loanee was sent on for his Cha