Monthly Archives: November 2007

Pollution is dimming India’s sunshine

A blanket of smog hanging over India means the country is getting less and less sunlight, warn researchers. But this phenomenon, known as “solar dimming” may also protect against global warning. India is getting about 5% less sunlight than it did 20 years ago, according to a study by Padma Kumari and colleagues at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology ... Read More »

The Consumer Paradox: Scientists Find that Low Self-Esteem and Materialism Goes Hand in Hand

“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need.” ~From the movie Fight Club, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk Researchers have found that low self-esteem and materialism are not just a correlation, but also a causal relationship where low self esteem increases materialism, and materialism can also create ... Read More »