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The Tipping Point of Shark Week

Shark Week on Discovery Channel hit a tipping point this summer.  It’s become a very popular and anticipated media event in past years, and Discovery has worked to exploit that to the fullest. 1,106 more words

Conservation

Gonorrhoea fear

One nifty tip in ye olde book of journalism wisdom must say something along the lines of “put sex in the title and your article will be a hit.” Needless to say, I wasn’t very impressed when I came across multiple articles sporting headlines containing some variation on “Sex superbug” yesterday. 245 more words

Science

World Won’t Warm. Scientists Feel Sick

By Andrew Bolt ~

Tim Blair marvels at the responses of Australian climate scientists to a polite inquiry into their feelings. One typical example:

I feel a maelstrom of emotions.

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Public Opinion

Chicago A Top Terror Target; Ominous Tweet Connects ISIS Threat In City

CHICAGO (CBS) — Over the past six years, Chicago has become a top potential target for international terrorists, a top security expert said Friday, making the posting of a veiled threat by Islamic radicals on Twitter a higher cause for concern. 87 more words

US News

Big Fat Lies About Fat

By Alan Caruba ~

Americans are obsessed with fat; either with eating it or being it. We’ve been told that we’re too fat and we’re told that eating fat is bad for you. 1,152 more words

Public Opinion

Should You Worry About an Ebola Outbreak in the US?

By Dr. Mercola

For the third time in the history of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency has raised its level of emergency alertness to “Level 1″—this time in response to the Ebola virus, following outbreaks in West Africa. 52 more words

Government