Robin Cook

November 7, 2012

The Times We Live In

The fact that we as a society no longer have time for reading full-length novels, listening to whole albums or watching an entire film without pausing the DVD (or download) umpteen times might only be a curiosity for some, but this writer finds it a concern and also astonishing in […]
October 30, 2012
protests in china

People Power in Modern China

China’s rapid ascent in the last decade as a new global economic superpower has taken many forms, and the once-despotic nature of the ruling class is now careful to tread lightly for fear of Prague spring-style rebellions erupting. This vast nation is a fascinating social and economic cauldron facing a […]
October 22, 2012
Biofuels

EU Rethinks Biofuels

The ever-evolving dilemma of climate change has put an incredible strain on scientists and politicians to navigate ‘a way out of this.’ Europe and its leaders have largely been at the forefront of adapting new means to approach our finite resources – North America and the Far East, by contrast, […]
October 15, 2012
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The Planet Strikes Back

As most of the press, broadsheets or blogs, are predicated on facilitating drama –one way or another – negative stories always trump those waving a flag of encouragement. I don’t know if this is a human quirk, a prehistoric perversion akin to staring at a car wreck, or if it […]