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Monthly Archive:: June 2011

7 Reasons Why Video Games Are Good For You

Video games have eaten a lot of crap over the years. At best they’ve been perceived as mindless time-wasters, at worst an anti-social activity that could lead to aggression and violent outbursts. Now as society finds itself trying to deal with an aging population and an ailing education system in need of major reformation, video games have become the media’s sweetheart, now being praised for their utility in areas other than “mindless fun”.

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A Gallon Of Gas Should Cost $15 – Video

What’s the price of gasoline? In the U.S. it’s about $4 a gallon. But some experts say the true price of gas is much higher. What about the costs of pollution, and the global and local problems caused by it? Who pays for those? This animated feature from the Center for Investigative Reporting calculates the carbon footprint and other “external costs” of gasoline use in the U.S.