Daily Archives: June 12, 2011

How the net traps us all in our own little bubbles

An invisible revolution has taken place is the way we use the net, but the increasing personalisation of information by search engines such as Google threatens to limit our access to information and enclose us in a self-reinforcing world view, … Continue reading

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Video: What the Link Between Climate Change and Joplin Tornadoes Doesn’t Look Like

A couple weeks ago, we chuckled and cringed and pointed you to 350.org founder Bill McKibben’s tongue-in-cheek Op-ed in theWashington Post, “A link between climate change and the Joplin tornadoes? Never!” Yesterday, Steven Thomson of Plomomedia.com released a video version of the … Continue reading

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When Food Kills

The deaths of 31 people in Europe from a little-known strain of E. coli have raised alarms worldwide, but we shouldn’t be surprised. Our food often betrays us. Just a few days ago, a 2-year-old girl in Dryden, Va., died in a hospital after … Continue reading

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