September 17, 2014

You Can’t Feed a Family With GDP.

June-August was the hottest summer globally since we’ve kept records.

Costumes of identity.

It would not at all be incorrect to call the Republicans the White Man’s Party.

Liberalism has the following weaknesses.

How drones and UAVs are already affecting construction jobsites.

On Art and Politics: A Letter to the Millennials.

Impossible Cookware and Other Triumphs of the Penrose Tile.

Perceptions Haven’t Caught Up to Decline in Crime.

Obama Administration hobbles the Endangered Species Act.

The Crazy, Ingenious Plan to Bring Hippopotamus Ranching to America.

So You Want to Understand Bayes’ Theorem and/or Look at Photos of Cats.

September 16, 2014

One of the Most-Cited Statistics About Sex Work is Wrong. And that ain’t the only one.

Evolution of music sales.

Language Myth # 6 Women Talk Too Much. I have probably linked to this before. I do not give a shit.

My Least Favorite Trope.

Going Medieval: The Revival of “Apothecary.”

Deprecated Linux networking commands and their replacements.

Early Earth less hellish than previously thought.

Public Opinion in Real America.

On the costs of talking about consent.


Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders.

Surgeon Removes Brain Tumor from Goldfish.

September 15, 2014

Edward Bouchet.

If Obedience Is a Condition of Existence, Then We Must Resist by Disappearing.

Say Hello To The FBI’s National Facial Recognition System.

It’s difficult to think of a moment when a company as large as Ford made as significant a shift with a product that accounts for such a significant chunk of its sales.

Barbara Lee was the lone dissenter in the post-9/11 vote authorizing military force. Many called her a traitor. But her constituents shared her concerns—and history has vindicated them.

Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium?

Exploring the US Federal Budget.

The laws of shitty dashboards.

Edge of Tomorrow Deserves Serious Respect For Its Practical Effects.

The Myth of Magical Futures.

The world is a rainbow of assholes.

Russia and the Menace of Unreality.

September 14, 2014

They Are Not Trolls. They Are Men.

‘Dying Out Here': U.S. Job Gains Leave Black Women Behind.

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Detained by Cops Because They Assumed She Was a Hooker.

All these effing geniuses: Ezra Klein, expert-driven journalism, and the phony Washington consensus.

In the 1950s, 65 percent of all children under 15 were being raised in traditional breadwinner-homemaker families. Today, only 22 percent are.

After a Puzzling Pause, the Gender Revolution Continues.

Whoops! Grandmas are tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook.

Young Households Are Losing Ground in Income, Despite Education.

September 13, 2014

About two million Americans age 60 and older are in debt from unpaid student loans.

Briffits and Squeans.

I’m A Gamer.

Taxes Are Never Just a Class Issue.

The “death of adulthood” is really just capitalism at work.

BP and the Three Stooges Defense.

The Biggest Robbers In America Are Employers. The amount of money employers had to pay because they were found guilty of wage theft is nearly three times greater than all the money stolen in robberies.

The long, twisted history of beheadings as propaganda.

Ella Hattan.

What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola.

[Obama]… was not the anti-Bush people imagined, but Bush’s heir, despite being a Democrat.

Lawns waste far more water than pools, and use about as much as drought-tolerant landscaping. Pools are just seen as evil because they are for fun.

Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying With PRISM.

What’s right with Hermione.

September 12, 2014

Is liking make-up incompatible with understanding politics? Nope.

George Zimmerman threatened to kill someone last week. They say your first is your hardest….

Fuji Xerox tests autonomous roaming printer in Japanese office.

Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry.

Every American President in the past quarter century has now gone on television during prime time to tell the nation and the world that he has decided to bomb Iraq.

September 11, 2014

U.S. work-life balance: Americans are more likely to work nights and weekends.

Corruption and dirty elections are a symptom not the disease.

List of retronyms.

Never Touch Anything That Looks Like Donald Trump’s Hair.

Mastectomies Are on the Rise, Despite the Evidence Against Them. Why?

American shakedown: Police won’t charge you, but they’ll grab your money.

“Facebook messenger appears to have more spyware type code in it than I’ve seen in products intended specifically for enterprise surveillance.”

GoFundMe bans all content “relating to” abortion — leaves antiabortion campaigns active.

What ‘age segregation’ does to America.

The only way to remain free of surveillance.

Startup CEO (Unwittingly) Explains Biggest Problem in America’s Unemployment Crisis.

September 10, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Ferrari’s New ‘Americanized’ Lineup Has Leaked.

We need to stop doing stupid stuff.

The Diversity Gap in Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films.

Women’s work.

A big part of being powerful is having the luxury to take the “high ground,” even as they use it to cudgel the weak.

America’s birds are in trouble — and that’s really bad news for us.

Seniors and the generation spending gap.

September 9, 2014

This chart shows how meager the US minimum wage truly is.

Welcome to the mendicancy economy.


A simple rule for making every restaurant meal better.

How Caffeine Evolved to Help Plants Survive and Help People Wake Up.

Maurice Sapiro.

Corporate Noir, or This Job Is Killing Me.

Job interviews: a waste of time.

Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience.

How the fuck does your “meritocracy” explain this?

September 8, 2014

Why We’re Winning: Social Justice Warriors and the New Culture War.

Transemployment: creating jobs out of thin air.

Astronomical bedclothes. Really stellar.

September 7, 2014

From Ebola to Pertussis: A Look at Medical Conspiracy Theories.

Gary Webb and the Shame of Journalism.

Desert Plant Derives Up To 90% Of Water-Intake From Gypsum Rock.

September 6, 2014

There’s Something Rotten In The State Of Social Media.

Zeroing buffers is insufficient.

The Stunning Digital Paintings of Andree Wallin.