Pirate Party Wins in Germany
The Pirate party, which ran an irreverent campaign initially focusing on filesharing, data protection and censorship drew 8.5% of Germany's parliamentary vote, exit polls indicate.
What's the Latest Development?
The German Pirate party, a small political campaign that initially focused on issues like filesharing, data protection and censorship, has taken 8.5% of the parliamentary vote in Berlin, replacing a representative of the increasingly unpopular national government. "Their irreverent campaign captured the imagination of young voters as the party expanded its platform from an original focus on filesharing, censorship and data protection, to include social issues and citizens' rights." The Swedish pirate party won representation in 2009.
What's the Big Idea?
The Pirate party originated in Sweden and gained popularity after the government jailed four founders of Pirate Bay, an online peer-to-peer filesharing platform created in Sweden. In Germany, the Pirate party was created in 2006 to advance the causes of liberalism and self-determination. "While the Pirates were the surprise success story of the Berlin elections, the centre-left Social Democrats are also celebrating after topping the polls with 29.5% of the vote." The center-right party, F.D.P., was unable to capitalize on popular anger and lost seats.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you.
A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.