Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Is Modern Life Killing Us?

Is the pace of life - juggling childcare, a commute, work, technology and exercise - affecting individuals' happiness in the UK? 
Figures from the Office of National Statistics suggest we are actually working on average an hour or two less than we did in 1971 but it does not feel that way, as the internet and email mean we are never off-duty. 
Reeta Chakrabarti is given tips on how to slow down and asks whether any lessons can be learned from people in Denmark, where people work shorter hours and pay less for childcare.

For source go here.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Why Do Young Women Shy Away From Science & Engineering

BBC Radio presenter, Liz Barclay, sits down with female science and technology experts: Dr Susan Etok, Dr Polly Mcguigan, Dr Emily Sidonie Grossman and Jassel Majevadia, to find out why young women shy away from science and engineering. 

You can listen to what they have to say here:

Download: morning_group3a_science.mp3


Dr Susan Etok is a Materials Engineer & Intellectual Property Specialist – Read more
Dr Polly Mcguigan is a Lecturer in Biomechanics – Read more
Dr Emily Sidonie Grossman is a Science Teacher & Molecular Biologist – Read more
Jassel Majevadia is a PhD Student – Read more

For source go here.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

What happens when you insert a microchip into your own body?

Adam Shaw meets Professor Warwick, the first person in the world to have successfully controlled a robot with his own thoughts.
He explains “Project Cyborg”, the outcomes of the initial experiment, and what he hopes it will achieve in the future.

For source go here.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Yahoo wins battle over Prism court papers

Details of the official justification for the US National Security Agency's wide-ranging Prism surveillance programme look set to be revealed.

Yahoo has won a legal fight that will see papers from a key 2008 court case declassified and published.

The 2008 case is widely seen as pivotal in letting the NSA establish Prism and start gathering data on web use.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Delay on plain cigarette pack decision 'sad day for child health'

Scientists and campaigners say lives will be lost and accuse ministers of bowing to tobacco industry lobbying. 

Lives will be lost as a result of the government's decision to kick the notion of plain packaging for cigarettes into the long grass, say scientists and campaigners who accuse ministers of bowing to tobacco industry lobbying.

Monday, 8 July 2013

How Obama Admin Plans to Manhattanize Americans

Concrete action is now being taken to push this plan forward. The U.S. government is looking to implement new policies to discourage people from living in the suburbs and to promote living in major cities. Here’s a report from FOX News about the plan.

For source and to read more go here.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Why is art so expensive?

While the world economy languishes, paintings and sculpture continue to command dizzying prices. Georgina Adam explains how competitive billionaires, new wealth and the fashions of the super-rich keep values sky high.