Archive for the 'Science' Category

21
Aug
09

Are young people becoming addicted to the internet?

internet addictionTeenagers around the northern hemisphere are coming to the end of their summer holidays. The credit crunch, working parents and other factors will have meant that many of them will have been stuck at home for much of their time off school. And lots of them will have been on the internet. For hour after hour. Some parents feel that it’s safe – they’re at home and all is well. Others are concerned about over-use of the internet. At 1230 GMT this Saturday, Newshour will be asking whether this concern is justified.
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16
Jul
09

On air: Are you confused about swine flu ?

swine fluIt’s “unstoppable” says the WHO, and could be the biggest pandemic ever. 

As of last week, there  are around 95 thousand confirmed cases worldwide , and 433 deaths.

Here’s the latest advice on the first flu pandemic for 40 years.

We seem to have veered from panic, to acceptance, to signs of panic again .

So what is going on ?

40 thousand people a week in Britain alone are contacting their doctors fearing they may have it.
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22
Aug
08

Blank Page No. 21

Jessica’s taking charge of the Blank Page from New York City. If you’d like to follow suit next weekend, let me know.
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