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Monkey Selfie
Back in 2011 photographer David Slater was in the Indonesian jungle and had setup his camera. A rather playful troop of crested macaque monkeys that he had befriended starting larking about with his camera, and soon one ended up taking the above monkey selfie. Now here is the key question. Who owns the […]

Monkey Selfie legal case settled – The Monkey gets 25%


About ten years ago back in 2006 the state of California took the very bold step of passing legislation that was designed to slash their greenhouse emissions. This was Assembly Bill (AB) 32- California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 and was passed with the aim of establishing a comprehensive program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all […]

California extends most ambitious climate change law in US




Let’s look at this from both sides. First we will consider the potential for religious people to be discriminated against, and will then move to to consider religious employers discriminating against non-religious employees. If an employer discriminates against a religious person on the sole basis of their specific beliefs, there […]

How should you cope with religious discrimination at work?


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This is quite frankly a huge win, and a big step forward for religious education, as explained on the British Humanist Association website … In a landmark judgment handed down in the High Court today, a judge has ruled in favour of the three humanist parents and their children who challenged the […]

UK Government vs 3 humanist parents … the parents win


Now here is an interesting twist on things, and yet if you think about it, not really a surprise. There now exist websites that provides free access to scientific articles that normally reside behind paywalls, and so the official publisher, Elsevier, has responded by filing a complaint at a New York district court against Library Genesis (LibGen) and […]

Scientific Pirates – rebels with a cause