Business Social

The State of Britain

Globalisation has done wonders for Britain, though not for all Britons.

You’ve never had it so good

Business Innovation Nature Social Technology

Alternative Energy is hotter than ever!

“The reason we’re allocating dollars to this sector is we think we can deliver attractive returns…It’s not because we want to do great things for the environment or great things for the world,” though he adds that that is a “great byproduct.”

Green investments: The color of money

Business Innovation Social Technology

Joost may make IPTV a reality?

Joost, aka the Venice Project — an Internet television browser developed by the Skype team — allows users to instantly flip among thousands of channels of full-screen video. The service is free, and it’s supported by one minute of targeted advertisements per hour.

Joost Another YouTube?

Education Social

I’ll tell you why women are running out of men to marry

“Boys and girls are different, don’t ya know?” 🙂

I’ll tell you why women are running out of men to marry

Social Travel

The 5 Smallest Countries in the World

An interesting compilation of some key facts about some geographically tiny countries.

The 5 Smallest Countries in the World

Education Finance Health Social

Future Leaders Survey

An interesting survey of 54,240 students applying to British universities; popular opinions amongst the students or our future leaders are:

  • thinks of itself as more materialistic, more affected by crime and less healthy than its parents’ generation, and more worried about what the future holds;
  • thinks the effects of climate change will be hitting hard by 2031;
  • and thinks inequality between rich countries and poor countries will grow.

Future Leaders Survey 2006/7


How to choose your religion

Don’t remember how this site came to my attention, but if want to choose a religion you might wish to look at the Belief-o-matic!

I’m not seriously suggesting that you should choose a faith solely based upon a website quiz, but it was illuminating in the type of question asked, and what the answers where; any study of comparative religion could find this beneficial. It provides at the end a list of faiths, and facts about them; doubling interesting in that the faith I considered myself to closely aligned to was a long way down the list!


Health Nature Science Social

Vegetarian is the New Prius

Would you believe me if I said the livestock sector generates more emissions than from all of the world’s transportation combined!? “Producing a calorie of meat protein means burning more than ten times as much fossil fuels.”

Vegetarian is the New Prius

Business Nature Science Social

Long-term economic impact of climate change

The Insurance industry needs to provide leadership for a change, even though contradictingly it is accepted that most big insurers are heavily invested in those businesses that are the biggest contributors to global warming. Furthermore, even if we can convince businesses in US and Europe, how can we make our point to emerging countries who are contributing emissions that are ~5% of US, but is rapidly rising?

A Changing Climate

Finance History Social

The affluenza virus

The affluenza virus has been around since atleast 10,000 B.C, yet it is little understood; are you suffering from it?

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