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Blair, Olympic deals and the glimpse of another Britain

John Pilger johnpilger.com This is a story of two letters and two Britains. The first letter was written by Sebastian Coe, the former athlete who chairs the London Olympics Organising Committee. He is now called Lord Coe. In the New … Continue reading

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Russian research project offers ‘immortality’ to billionaires – by transplanting their brains into robot bodies

Refreshing News A Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research project called ‘Avatar’ has contacted billionaires to offer them immortality. Itskov claims he will personally oversee their immortality process, in exchange for an undisclosed fee. Itskov, a media entrepreneur, claims … Continue reading

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Elderly patients are being ‘deprived of food and drink so they die quicker and free up bed space’, claim doctors

Emily Allen Daily Mail Hospitals may be withholding food and drink from elderly patients so they die quicker to cut costs and save on bad spaces, leading doctors have warned. Thousands of terminally ill people are placed on a ‘care … Continue reading

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The Brave New World vs 1984 debate

Michael Cook BioEdge Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a touchstone for much commentary on contemporary bioethical debates, from moral enhancement to genetic engineering to assisted reproduction. Published in 1933, its vision now seems prophetic – at least in some … Continue reading

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4,000 people back campaign to protect GM wheat trial

Alistair Driver Farmers Guardian AROUND 4,000 people, including high profile celebrities, MPs, farmers and scientists, have signed a petition urging protestors not to destroy a genetically modified (GM) wheat trial. The petition, run by Sense About Science, represents the next … Continue reading

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Breaking – EPA’s “crucifier” resigns

Anthony Watts WUWT Junkscience.com reports that: EPA official Al Armendariz who rocketed to infamy last week because of 2010 comments about “crucifying” industry, has resigned from the agency. Click for his resignation letter. (PDF) Here’s the source of the uproar, … Continue reading

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49 Former NASA Scientists Send A Letter Disputing Climate Change

Gus Lubin Business Insider Some prominent voices at NASA are fed up with the agency’s activist stance toward climate change. The following letter asking the agency to move away from climate models and to limit its stance to what can … Continue reading

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Surgery bans elderly patient over her carbon footprint

Daily Telegraph Reporter The Telegraph An elderly woman was ordered to find a new GP because the “carbon footprint” of her two-mile round trips to the surgery where she had been treated for 30 years was too large. Avril Mulcahy, … Continue reading

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Children Full of Life

CBC Corbett Report “In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a fourth-grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo, learn lessons about compassion from their homeroom teacher, Toshiro Kanamori. He instructs each to write their true … Continue reading

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Dystopic QOTD: Huxley to Orwell on Hypnosis and Governance

Dan Hirschman A Sociologist Letters of Note is a fantastic blog that posts fascinating, inspiring and sometimes frightening bits of correspondence, often between famous writers. Today’s offering is a letter from Aldous Huxley to George Orwell following the publication of … Continue reading

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