New research finds that people use their whole brains, not just one side; Southern European properties now come with a speedy EU residency permit; meanwhile, will the Internet kill advertising next? These discoveries and more below.
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The Internet’s Next Victim: Advertising
“Everyone agrees that advertising on the Internet is broken,” says Till Faida, CEO of Adblock Plus, creator of by far the most popular ad-blocking software on the Web.
Japan’s Plan for Radioactive Waste Water: Into the Ocean
Spreading radiation and suspected new leaks are plaguing the ongoing disaster site of the Fukushima nuclear power plant on Monday, while the head of Japan’s nuclear regulatory body warned that there may be no other option than to dump radioactive waste water into the Pacific.