Vladimir Putin, Russian President, has used propaganda targeted at audiences outside Russia doesn’t work, but neither will any Western counter-efforts directed at Russians. A new report from the Pew Research Center explains why.
Many peopler were jubilant when the US Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of gay marriage, events that lead to more freedom and equality are positive progress. However, the fact that marriage—especially to many young people—isn’t as attractive as it once was seems to be missing from most news coverage. Continue reading… “When humans live for 1,000 years, marriage won’t make sense”
We don’t know what they are, where they came from, or what caused them
Scientists love a mystery. Biologists used to have the human genome, but now they have the structure of protein. Physics used to have cosmic rays, but now they have the God particle. Astronomers used to have black holes, but now they have dark matter. (Pics)
If you live in Denver, know that you’re envied.
US President George W. Bush (c), Republican presidential candidate John McCain (l) and
Democratic candidate Barack Obama (r): The crisis is happening while the US is in a political vacuum.
GERMANY: The banking crisis is upending American dominance of the financial markets and world politics. The industrialized countries are sliding into recession, the era of turbo-capitalism is coming to an end and US military might is ebbing. Still, this is no time to gloat.
Backyard conversations often have more influence than the opinion of experts
According to a study released by Pollara, a Canadian research firm, many social media users rely on the opinions of family and friends when considering product purchases.
Our friends at the Telegraph in London have come up with their list of the top 101 websites on the Internet. We are pretty sure they have overlooked a ton of great sites, and its skewed towards British thinking. But its worth a look.