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.

On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.

Left Brain vs. Right: It’s a Myth, Research Finds It’s the foundation of myriad personality assessment tests, self-motivation books and team-building exercises – and it’s all bunk.

Global Patent Map Reveals the Structure of Technological Progress Navigating the web in the early 90s was never an easy business.

For Sale: 3-Bedroom, Comes With EU Residency Permit Non-Europeans seeking a fast-track route to EU residency now have a new option – buying cheap Southern European property.

Nurses Union President: Obamacare Falls Short Even with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, there are still 30 million Americans without health insurance.

Political Scientists Acknowledge Need to Make Stronger Case for Their Field Back in March, Congress limited federal support for political-science research by the National Science Foundation to projects that promote national security or American economic interests.

The Future of Investigative Journalism Newspapers in the developed world are having a tough time and South Africa may not be that far behind.

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.

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