The normalization of the erosion of privacy

Cheaters and the sinister normalisation of our surveillance society
With zero outrage, a hit TV show turns snooping on private citizens into entertainment. How little we value our liberties
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/26/cheaters-sinister-normalisation-surveillance-society

In many ways the most horrifying part of this is …

Money for banks = good, money for people = bad

Unemployment benefits cost: $520 billion
http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/29/news/economy/unemployment-benefits-cost/index.html?source=cnn_bin

The headline is clearly intended to fire up conservative blowhards who are convinced that poor people are stealing their money. Note that this figure is for the entire 5 year period of the Great …

Yes, but can this information extend my healthy lifespan?

Telomere length linked to risk of dying
Large study examines association between protective caps at end of chromosomes and health
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/346387/title/Telomere_length_linked_to_risk_of_dying

Lots of science stuff today helping to make up, somewhat, from a dearth of blogging last week. This article …