April 23, 2017

“only made $6/hr.”

The high, high price of affordable housing.

For First Time Since 1800s, Britain Goes a Day Without Burning Coal for Electricity.

You are here, Earth from Saturn.

Most Australian Wine Exports Ship in Giant Plastic Bladders.

“Familiarity breeds contempt” is one of the gloomiest of proverbs. It is also, the evidence indicates, one of the truest. Is the denial of human nature also part of human nature?

Google is a monopoly — and it’s crushing the internet.

The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — might surprise you: wind turbine technician.

A study published this week by the Royal Society found that if you’re an “average-looking” or ugly man, being witty, entertaining and imaginative will increase your overall attractiveness. But for women having an interesting personality will do little to improve your dating prospects.

The Loch Ness Monster of Mollusks.

What happens when a whole society wastes time and money on college.


Apple Forces Recyclers to Shred All iPhones and MacBooks.

Obesity is a concern for bone health with aging.

A Millennial Feminist Explains the New Feminism to a Boomer Feminist Philosopher. Bordo is the Tucker Carlson of the pseudo-left.

Male contraceptive blocked by drug companies who make billions from the female pill.

The Earth just reached a CO2 level not seen in 3 million years. Woo, we’re going for the record!

Stunning series of paintings depicts birds, trees and the sea as its heroes.

Anyway so we all know the mindset you adopt in the military because of the danger, so to realise that an identical sense of humor has been adopted by normal people should probably tell you something very important about the amount of stress modern young folks experience in daily life.

April 22, 2017

In Chile’s desert, it looks like someone intentionally swept gypsum crystals into 15-foot-high piles. Scientists say whirlwinds they call gravel devils are responsible.

What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier.

“Every one of those regulations was written in someone’s blood.” I favor a campaign to change the term from “regulations” to “protections,” which is what they are.

How can we execute people if 1 in 25 on death row are innocent?

Go East, Young American. So instead of fixing our own country, we’re advocating yet more rootlessness and destruction of community?

If you live inland, don’t think sea level rise won’t affect you. You think house prices are bad now….

The Nightmare Scenario for Florida’s Coastal Homeowners.

America Commits Acts of Terrorism—Why Is That So Hard to Understand?

Move over Touch ID—Mastercard is building fingerprint scanners directly into their cards.

Rare supernova discovery ushers in new era for cosmology.

Please, God, Stop Chelsea Clinton from Whatever She Is Doing.

Vulgar: Language generator.

Literacy Privilege: How I Learned to Check Mine.

Dual Bowls: Striking Mixed Metal Bowls Forged With the Ancient Art of Sand-Casting.

Fire discipline.

April 21, 2017

Explaining science won’t fix information illiteracy.

Naked mole-rats survive in low oxygen by metabolizing fructose like plants.

Water is streaming across Antarctica. New survey finds liquid flow more widespread than thought.

What would people do if they had superpowers?

Of course, we don’t divide women into classes of Marthas, Handmaids, Econowives, and Wives; we call them “the help,” “surrogates,” the working class, and the one percent.

In Jail, Pads and Tampons as Bargaining Chips.

Meet the Helicopter That’s More Expensive Than the F-35.

April 20, 2017

The Isolation of Aging in an Auto-Oriented Place.

The Trouble with Innocence.

You’re Not Mad at United Airlines; You’re Mad at America.

Beyond right or wrong, beyond fact or fake, lies sincerity.

The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast.

Feds knew of 700 Wells Fargo whistleblower cases in 2010.

Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters.

How Florida Entraps Pain Patients, Forces Them to Snitch, Then Locks Them Up for Decades.

Here’s the Biggest Study Yet on Brain-Based Sex Differences. Note that physiological differences don’t necessarily mean much, and that these can still be culturally-caused.

April 19, 2017

The American Dream Is Killing Us.


Vanguard Is Growing Faster Than Everybody Else Combined.

Whistleblower uncovers London police hacking of journalists and protestors.

When Rising Seas Transform Risk Into Certainty. Along parts of the East Coast, the entire system of insuring coastal property is beginning to break down.

Navy drone software brings us one step closer to robot-filled skies.

For the first time in the U.S., a doctor is charged with female genital mutilation. Here’s how the law came to be.

When a health start-up “moves fast and breaks things,” it can directly result in the death, dismemberment, and injury of real people.

April 18, 2017

Too Late to Compensate Free Trade’s Losers.

I have to do some history — and for reasons I’ve never understood, some folks actively dislike history. It’s necessary though.

Appalachia Needs Big Government.

Google Fiber could get FCC help in fights to compete against AT&T.

Even as Mr. Trump was boasting about saving a few hundred jobs in manufacturing here and there, Macy’s announced plans to close 68 stores and lay off 10,000 workers. Sears, another iconic institution, has expressed “substantial doubt” about its ability to stay in business.

April 17, 2017

Mapping the Geography of the New Urban Crisis.

A living mesoscopic cellular automaton made of skin scales.

Weather and climate: in the eye of the storm.

Trump and The Problem of Militant Ignorance.

TLS: Not Actually Secure?

The Violent Clashes In Berkeley Weren’t ‘Pro-Trump’ Versus ‘Anti-Trump.’

The Elements of Bureaucratic Style.

April 16, 2017

Zanclean flood.

Reminder: You Are Hardly Overtaxed in America!

The daughters of our so-called village deserve better than to be exposed to the Bill O’Reillys of the world.

Diversity and the Alt-Left

This new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air.

The tiny changes that can cause AI to fail.

Burger King Won’t Take Hint, Updates Ad To Trigger Google Home Devices Again. If you put an uncontrolled surveillance device in your own home, expect bad things.

The real reasons the U.S. became less racist toward Asian Americans.

Why You Can’t Have a Shorter Workweek.

AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals. Everything we create will always be a reflection of us. It must be this way because nothing else is possible.

The word ‘meritocracy’ was coined by my father, a left-wing sociologist called Michael Young, to describe a dystopian society of the future.

April 15, 2017

Deception as Competence: The Effect of Occupation on Ethical Judgment and Behavior.

The Crisis of Attention Theft—Ads That Steal Your Time for Nothing in Return.

When school choice means choosing segregation.

The Treasury Department essentially has a 1,000-page financial no-fly list.

‘Thought Leaders’ and the Plutocrats Who Love Them.

Quick thoughts about airline economics.

Why one Republican voted to kill privacy rules: “Nobody has to use the Internet.”

How the Government Is Turning Protesters Into Felons.

Being Anti-Trump Isn’t Enough.

The IRS took millions from innocent people because of how they managed their bank accounts, inspector general finds.

Corporations and Human Life

April 14, 2017

The De-Electrification of the U.S. Economy.

Fears mount over US construction boom.

Only So Much To Go ‘Round. The lump of labor fallacy is itself fallacious.

Updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 on newest Intel and AMD chips now blocked. As someone who works in the tech industry, I can tell you that there is absolutely no technical reason for this. The very same updates will still work on the server versions of the OS.

Welfare for Everyone.

The Despair of Learning That Experience No Longer Matters.

The Fundamental Problems of the Financial Crisis Are Still with Us.

America consumes 85% of the world’s opioid production.