It has been the stuff of many science fiction novels and
films, cars that successfully drive themselves. Now we seem to be nearly there
and such cars could become a reality. Google has successfully test driven such
a car for 140,000 miles. But would anyone want to actually drive


In a college English course titled, "Recent Popular Literature", much discussion revolved around the the belief that literature and the written word is becoming a lost art. With the rapid advances in technology, there is little room left to give books, poetry, and other forms of text. Less people ar


The ball in world cup tournaments always comes in for criticism. They are always the ‘roundest ever’ and therefore the ‘fastest ever’ which in turn means that the goalies complain that the odds of them stopping the ball going in to the goal is decreasing. This has always seemed a silly criti


Tamiflu is a costly treatment that does little good, it only reduces
the time with which those infected by swine flu have symptoms by about
a day. We are now being warned not to give tamiflu to children under
12 when they are the age group most at risk of infection by swine flu.


Many enviornmental campaigns gain corperate sponsors. For example Hopenhagen is sponsored by CocaCola, SAP and Simens. These campaigns appeal to corporations as a way to show they are socially consious and associate themselves with a good cause while still getting their brand out. This does not nece


Will free trade benefit third world countries? Does it harm developed countries? Could it serve a universal good? Is free trade a realistic goal?


People today are consumed with the need to buy the latest exotic foreign holiday, hi-tech gadget or designer clothing. We have replaced religion and spirituality with the gods of Gucci, Nike and Sony.


Should publicly supported education programs include the distribution of condoms?


Normally punishments fit the crime more than the criminal. Countries have big long lists of minimum and maximum sentances for particular crimes. Within this there is a little leaway dependent upon the state of mind of the criminal, repeat offences and what their motivation was.


Science has shown itself capable both of killing and curing – on balance, for which does it have more potential?


During the 1990’s many saw the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as an alliance without a purpose, it was deprived of its enemy with the fall of the USSR and the Warsaw pact. The organisation thought it might have found its purpose with out of area operations such as rebuilding Afghanistan. Howev


Plenty of kids these days are dating when they are in elementary school. Some call that young love and argue that the person they are with are right for them but some say that they are too young to be dating and they aren't physically or emotionally ready. Some families don't allow dating at all bec


Do boys and girls benefit more from being taught together or separately?