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Asia gives Silicon Valley the blues

By Mon, Feb 15, 2010 11:43PM UTC

Well, the Chinese authorities can heave a sigh of relief: not only is the cash flooding in but Silicon Valley, the watchword for innovation, investment and success is on its knees. Well, not quite, but a report of mind-numbingly detailed statistics from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, strongly hinted that

Climate history – a view from the future

By Mon, Feb 15, 2010 10:05PM UTC

Physicist and climate historian Dr. Spencer Weart offers a historical and cultural perspective on the current debate about climate science – specifically, how it might be viewed by the historians of the future. As a history graduate and lover of futurism, this imagined perspective naturally piqued my interest. What stand

Whaling protester secretly boards Japanese boat

By Mon, Feb 15, 2010 4:48PM UTC

  An anti-whaling activist jumped off a speeding Jet Ski and climbed aboard a Japanese vessel in the frigid Antarctic Ocean on Monday to attempt a citizen’s arrest for the destruction of a protest ship last month. The brazen move was another escalation by the U.S.-based Sea Shepherd activist group

Chinese city fights pollution with bicycles

By Sun, Feb 14, 2010 10:06PM UTC

Chinese city streets used to be thronged with virtual seas of cycling commuters. Not so anymore. In fact China has recently surpassed the United States as the largest automobile market. The decline of China’s bicycle-culture has been lamentable, but at least one Chinese city is looking towards the past for

Irony ironic

By Sat, Feb 13, 2010 6:51AM UTC

Kim Beazley 2005:The threat of global warming is one of the greatest challenges that the world community now faces. Kim Beazley 2010:KIM Beazley has had a turbulent start to his new job as Australia’s ambassador to the US after slipping in the Washington winter ice and badly damaging his knees.

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