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The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.
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Do all girls really want to play with dolls and tea sets? Do all boys want guns and trucks? Of course not. Then why are toymakers so aggressive in marketing these stereotypes? Kira Cochrane charts the rise of the pink-blue divide
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David Cameron, Iain Duncan Smith & Dominic Grieve are missing the point - the character of the UK might be informed by our Christian heritage, we might have a long history of Christian input into national life, and we might hold various characteristics such as tolerance or charity which align with Christian beliefs, but that does not make us a 'Christian country'.

The 2011 census saw 59% of people identify as Christian - that does not make a nation. To say we are a Christian country suggests the majority of the population goes to church every Sunday, believes in the Christian god and the Bible and all of the associated paraphernalia, which is clearly not the case. It also fails to acknowledge the rise of humanism and the realisation that it is possible to live a good, morally-meaningful, decent, charitable and compassionate life without aligning oneself to any particular religious faith.

What Cameron should have said is that our national character owes much to our Christian heritage - not that most people in the country are practising Christians. #religion  
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"Our problem is that the climate crisis hatched in our laps at a moment in history when political and social conditions were uniquely hostile to a problem of this nature and magnitude – that moment being the tail end of the go-go 80s, the blast-off point for the crusade to spread deregulated capitalism around the world. Climate change is a collective problem demanding collective action the likes of which humanity has never actually accomplished. Yet it entered mainstream consciousness in the midst of an ideological war being waged on the very idea of the collective sphere."
Naomi Klein: We're products of an industrial project, a project linked to fossil fuels. But humans have changed before and can change again
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Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily,
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