Archive for August 14th, 2009

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Aug
09

On air: Who does healthcare best?

DocAs Brits and Americans exchange barbed tweets over the merits of their healthcare systems, we’re going to see who you think is making the best of a difficult job.

We’re inviting five guests to make the case for the UK, America, Cuba, Singapore and France.

You’ll be able to quiz them about the details of their systems, explore how they might work in your country, or explain why yours is superior to all of them. And of course those Americans who think their system needs an overhaul will also get involved.

Here’s Shaimaa’s post on this from earlier: Continue reading ‘On air: Who does healthcare best?’

14
Aug
09

How good are you at reading people’s faces?

_46205526_face1_glas_466Most people might think that looking at people’s faces is a great way of overcoming language barriers, but apparently, how you read them could depend on your cultural background.

A recent study has shown that Western and Asian cultures read facial expressions very differently. Continue reading ‘How good are you at reading people’s faces?’

14
Aug
09

Is the value of the Olympics being undermined?

tiger woodsGolf and rugby sevens players may be able to compete for gold in the 2016 Olympic games. The International Olympic Committee’s executive board recommended on Thursday in Berlin that golf and rugby sevens be added to the Olympics. They came ahead of other sports like baseball, softball and Karate. Continue reading ‘Is the value of the Olympics being undermined?’