September 2013 Archive

Toilets and Posture

The "old-style" squatting toilet appears to be a healthier choice than the modern sitting toilet. Humans are designed to squat.   Watch:

Noam Chomsky – The Militarization of Science and Space

Chomsky launches a savage, two-pronged assault on national economic policies and efforts at "global domination".By now the stakes are so high that issues of survival arise," says Chomsky. The basic ...

Resilient agriculture

September 24, 2013, The Island   By Ranil Senanayake It is wonderful when public discourse can be conducted with a genuine interest in informing. The current discussion on agriculture on the changes to ...

World agribusiness R&D controlled by ‘cosy cartel’

Flickr/WorldFish Speed read A corporate 'cartel' controls food global production, warns a report Six global corporations control 75 per cent of private-sector plant breeding research Monocultures may produce less food overall than diverse small ...

Have you talked to your child about sexual abuse?

A Must Watch Video Niyati Foundation, India. Protecting your child from Sexual Abuse A workshop with Dr. Bhooshan Shukla

Insight Into Depression

In this discourse "Insight Into Depression", Sadhguru explains that in most cases of depression a person is simply generating intense thoughts and emotions that are working against them and that ...

Consumers unaware of mercury hazards in CFL bulbs

By  Chamara Sumanapala - Sunday, 22 September 2013 02:10 Sri Lanka lacks proper regulations and consumer awareness on mercury content in Compact Fluorescence (CFL) bulbs, stated Center for Environment Justice (CEJ) ...

Banks favoured; no faith in regulator-poll reveals

BT-RCB poll on investment options following crisis in some finance companies Most Sri Lankans favour banks, particularly state banks, to invest their hard-earned money or pensions and have no faith in ...

‘USB Condom’ prevents unwanted computer infections

Device works by blocking the data transfer pins on USB cables, which security researchers have shown are vulnerable to attack JAMES VINCENT  A ‘USB Condom’ has been invented by an American engineer ...

JP Morgan left reeling at $920m Whale fines

The banking giant faces further penalties as the UK regulator charges it £138m JAMES MOORE  FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2013 JP Morgan has been landed with a massive, $920m (£570m) penalty for allowing a ...

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