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US President Barack Obama talks about the new media system which:...means everything is true and nothing is true. ...An explanation of climate change from a Nobel Prize-winning physicist looks exactly the same on your Facebook page as the denial of c...

A letter-writer reacts to the suggestion by the Economist that poor American consumers gain more from cheap imports than they would if imports were restricted and America produced the same goods:Being able to buy a Chinese-made 50-inch TV when you wo...

There are many ways we can interpret the US Presidential election result. I prefer to see it as the victory of ordinary people over the people who are supposed to look after their well-being. In domestic politics, just as in the international aid ind...

Maria Bustillos introduces the concept of dismediation:Dismediation is looking to make you never really trust or believe a news story, ever again. Not on Fox, and not on NPR. It’s not that we can’t agree on what the facts are. It’s that we c...

Keith Ward writes:  There is any number of ways in which the Darwinian process of slow, gradual, cumulative adaptation could fail. This is not an argument for God. But it shows that reliance on the predictability of nature, and on its tendency t...

Craig Sams writes, in a letter to the New Scientist: ... In 1993 my company Whole Earth Foods launched a trans-fat-free spread, branded Superspread. Other manufacturers objected to our advertising: the Advertising Standards Authority banned it, effec...

How not to address climate change:Government Subsidies to Fossil Fuels are 22 Times Larger than Government Support to Adaptation on Climate ChangeThat's the header to article by Laura Merrill, put online on 2 June by the Global Subsidies Initiative.







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