Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

“Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.” TED TED Talk – My stroke of insight Filmed Feb 2008 [15,245,401 views to date May 2014] Taylor’s […]


Zapiro says his cartoons of Jacob Zuma are all based on quotes that are ” out- landish, chauvinistic and ignorant things about aids, women and the rule of law……” uttered by Zuma. [/source] Even though this particular cartoon is so shocking to look at – whether we agree with it or not – is the […]


“South African civic organisations are demanding an inquiry….” ●UNHCR ‘failed’ S Africa migrantsby Martin Plaut South African civic organisations are demanding an inquiry into the United Nations refugee agency’s response to May’s xenophobic violence. The UNHCR has not fulfilled its mandate to refugees and displaced people under international law – Lawyer Fatima Hassan LINK – […]


Some feared that firing up the LHC [Large Hadron Collider] would create a black hole and/or doom the Earth The internet needs a way to help people separate rumour from real science, says the creator of the World Wide Web. [heard on BBC world radio this morning – in the news] Talking to BBC News Sir […]


Cartoon by Morten Morland – curtecy Times on line An architect told me that the birds nest stadium is a technical marvel but utterly not green – the power it requires to run would power the whole of Cape Town! Naaaa it can’t be The architects are a couple of Swiss chaps – Herzog & […]


All Photos: Telegraph online Reuters/Afp/Getty/ Very bad form not to show the names of these brilliant photographers! Photo:Getty – BBC Online LINK:: more brilliant pics @ telegraph on line LINK: Getty Images – sport [very slow to upload page as it’s so large]


Why do you think that the anger and rage levels are souring around us? Maybe they aren’t where you live – do tell where you are! I caught an excellent program on BBC radio yesterday – Health Check – all about anger – and there is a booklet that you can download in a flash […]


During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all people live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which […]


There are 1.5 billion people who use the internet and 600 million have outdated browsers – so says an IT super geek who has done the research. [BBC world radio science/technology program I heard last night] Almost half the online population is at risk because users have not installed security updates to their browsers, says […]