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The Surveillance Economy

IRL | irlpodcast.org In her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Harvard Business School’s Shoshana Zuboff argues that tech companies — like Google and Facebook — collect so much personal data for profit, that they’re changing the fundamentals of … Continue reading

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Threat of ANAO Audit means Australia’s BOM throws out temperature set, starts again, gets same results

Joanna Nova & Ken Stewart joannanova.com.au A team of independent auditors, bloggers and scientists went through the the BOM “High Quality” (HQ) dataset and found significant errors, omissions and inexplicable adjustments. The team and Senator Cory Bernardi put in a … Continue reading

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Positive words: The glue to social interaction

Joan Robinson EurekAlert Words charged with a positive emotional content are used more frequently, thus enhancing human communication. Scientists at ETH Zurich have studied the use of language, finding that words with a positive emotional content are more frequently used … Continue reading

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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

Source: TED We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on … Continue reading

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Womb cancer deaths ‘are rising’

BBC News The number of women dying from cancer of the womb – known as uterine cancer – has increased by nearly 18% in the past decade, according to the charity Cancer Research UK. Data showed that more cases are … Continue reading

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East Timor: a lesson in why the poorest threaten the powerful

John Pilger johnpilger.com Milan Kundera’s truism, “the struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”, described East Timor. The day before I set out to film clandestinely there in 1993, I went to Stanfords map shop … Continue reading

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Int’l Women’s Day: Women reclaim their stewardship of life, reject GMOs, GMO vaccines

Sylvia Gonzales & Esther Rhodes Food Freedom News Women and children’s bodies are the very source of the world’s future. Yet women and children’s bodies are at the heart of the corporate assault. That is the reality women face on … Continue reading

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Sugar-sweetened drinks, cardiovascular problems linked

Press TV Men who drink one sugar-sweetened drink per day have a 20 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease than men who drink none, new US study suggests. A health data review of about 43,000 US men demonstrated that … Continue reading

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New Scientific Data Forces Government to Reverse Its Stance on Fluoride in the Water Supply

ANH USA Why are some states simply ignoring the latest studies, and passing new laws that will hurt your teeth and harm your health? Action Alert! Water fluoridation was introduced to the United States in the 1940s as a way … Continue reading

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In the Brain, Broken Hearts Hurt Like Broken Bones

Maia Szalavitz TIME Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can hurt just as much. Indeed, according to converging evidence reported in a new review in Current Directions in Psychological Science, physical and social pain are processed in … Continue reading

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