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Submission + - In Finland, Broadband is now a legal right (

xirusmom writes: Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband internet access a legal right for all citizens.
Starting Thursday, telecom operators will be obligated to provide a reasonably priced broadband connection with a downstream rate of at least 1 Mbs, to every permanent residence and office, CNN reports


Submission + - Liberalism, atheism and higher IQs (

xirusmom writes: A new study finds that political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence. The study correlated data on these behaviors with IQ from a large national U.S. sample and found that, on average, people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs. This applied also to sexual exclusivity in men, but not on women.

Submission + - The G-spot 'doesn't appear to exist', say research

xirusmom writes: The elusive erogenous zone said to exist in some women may be a myth, say researchers who have hunted for it. Their study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine is the biggest yet, involving 1,800 women, and it found no proof. The King's College London team believe the G-spot may be a figment of women's imagination, encouraged by magazines and sex therapists. , BBC reports

Submission + - ABC president can't get her kids to wacth tv

xirusmom writes: The quote, by ANNE SWEENEY, president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, really says it all: "You're going to have a television if I have to nail it to your wall." ... recalling a remark to her college-bound daughter, who insisted she only needed a computer to watch television. (TIME Magazine)

Submission + - Legal Status for Climate change Belief (

xirusmom writes: In the UK, climate change belief was given same legal status as religion.
The London Telegraph reports that an executive has won the right to sue his employer, on the basis that he was unfairly dismissed for his green views. A judge ruled that environmentalism had the same weight in law as religious and philosophical beliefs.

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