Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks such as using building blocks because of overexposure to iPads
"Strange times are these when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool." - Plato
Banks fiddled while Rome burned: how to predict the next global financial crisis
Amid signs of another asset bubble, and as memories of the last crisis fade, we might be seeing the beginnings of the next crash
- The Guardian
Russian Jet Passes US Warships
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.
- Associated Press
Occupy was right: capitalism has failed the world
One of the slogans of the 2011 Occupy protests was ‘capitalism isn’t working’. Now, in an epic, groundbreaking new book, French economist Thomas Piketty explains why they’re right
- The Guardian
AP Interview: US troops may be sent to E Europe
NATO’s top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe now feeling at risk.
- Yahoo News