One thing the snow can give us is a sense of perspective. Just like at Christmas, everything stops. We stay at home; we spend time with our families and we get out and walk places. Our world falls silent.
When Isaac Asimov wrote about the three laws of robotics way back in 1942 he was no doubt imagining a world where humanoid robots walked the earth, doing household chores and generally making themselves useful. He probably hadn't anticipated these robots being 1-tonne metal boxes designed to carry humans around at high-speed.
BBC Scotland has just broadcast an excellent programme looking into the effects of car dependency on our health. Just what is coming out of your car's exhaust and what is it doing to your health? The VW diesel emissions scandal has highlighted how little we know about cars and air pollution. But there are increasing... … Continue reading BBC Scotland Investigates: Car Sick