- The ‘Irrational’ Way Humans Interact With Dentists
Are our relationships with our dentists a form of the Stockholm Syndrome? Ask the behavioral psychologist.
- RCA student radically improves the UK plug
Awesome redesign of an everyday item.
- William Gibson says the future is right here, right now
When it comes to the future, who to trust if not William Gibson?
- What a scientist didn’t tell the New York Times about his study on bee deaths
Follow-up to last week’s NYT article on Colony Collapse Disorder. How is Bayer related to all of this?
- Die kritische Masse
Interesting article on online review portals, user motivation and manipulation (in German).
- Whistleblower reveals ‘systematic’ humiliation of detainees
When reading things like this, “what goes around comes around” is always my first sad thought.
- The Numbers Game
A plea to increase numeracy amongst journalists. Amen to that!
- Sweden joins Europe-wide backlash against immigration
Sweden joins the ranks of European countries where xeno- and Islamophobia win elections. Also contains a short summary of similar developments all over Europe.
- Irish ISP wins major legal victory against record labels
UPC wins a court case against the record industry and does not have to implement a three strikes system for its customers (for now).
- Council of Europe Agrees That Net neutrality is Key to Freedom of Expression
Some more good news on the freedom of expression front.