Now and then, the dirty tactics of Big Pharma burst out into the open. At the end of 2015, the disgusting maneuvers of Valeant came to light. Then-CEO, Martin Shkreli, laughed at and insulted the representatives of the people. We might sometimes dislike politicians, but the arrogance and greediness of these pharmaceutical companies is absolutely staggering.
With ever-undented ambition, China rediscovers its innovative mojo. In the past decade, we’ve seen quite a few impressive Chinese projects. It doesn’t matter if this bus will not see wide-spread use, it still stands (ahem, rolls) as a testament that China Has Talent.
Amazing music can be found at the intersection between rock and electronica. Vibrant bass lines intertwine with airy textures while a powerful sense of purpose and direction permeates the acoustic construction. Towards the end, I have an irresistible urge to jump in the air. Play it and you’ll understand why.
According to some researchers, the Zika virus, which causes the Zika fever, can cause microcephaly and other brain malformations in some babies if the mother is infected during pregnancy. Recent findings though, indicate that there might be other causes for the infants’ malformations, such as the parents’ exposure to toxic pesticides. In 12000 Zika-infected Colombian pregnancies there wasn’t a single case of microcephaly.
While the jury is still out on some of these findings, let’s take a look at one solution that’s being considered for fighting the spread of Zika.
The digital age has made audio-visual entertainment cheap, easy to obtain and, for an ever-increasing number of people it became one of the main means of counteracting the stress of daily life.
Cinematography and computer games are the undisputed leaders when it comes to this sort of fun. There are a lot of excellent movies and games out there. The opposite is also true and therein lays a problem: entertainment is a highly efficient means of propagating stereotypes and ideologies. Let’s take a look at some of these effects (such as the stereotyping of the human body) and observe how they sometimes end up damaging our society.
This song starts with some of the most beautiful percussion I’ve heard lately. It’s exquisitely laid-back and relaxing but in the same time, solemn and evocative. The lyrics bring home what is definitely a true musical gem.
Late in the sixties, the USA, along with Denmark who controlled Greenland at the time, thought that it’s pretty safe to bury the remnants of a military nuclear reactor within the ice sheet. They assumed continual snowfall would only bury the waste deeper. Needless to say, the assumption was not only wrong, but the exact opposite is happening.