April 24, 2014

It’s only now that we think of wage labor and slavery as opposite to one another. For a lot of history, they were considered kind of variations of the same thing.

Why We Look the Way We Look Now.

April 23, 2014

US Workers Were Once Massacred Fighting for the Protections Being Rolled Back Today.

Why Comcast Will Be Allowed to Buy Time Warner Cable and Kill Net Neutrality.

VC for the people.

Springing Forward, and Its Consequences.

Doomsday argument.

The nearly 5 million census blocks with no one living in them.

Mass transit. Common Core. Light bulbs. Conservatives hate these things for no better reason than that liberals like them.

The Most Famous Brand From Every State. Oh, Florida.

The future of the library.

Shaquille O’Neal’s LinkedIn profile is the best LinkedIn profile.

April 22, 2014

“Faculty ignored requests from women and minorities at a higher rate than requests from White males, particularly in higher-paying disciplines and private institutions.”

Do You Have Student Loans? Banks May Exploit Your Parent’s Death To Push You Into Default.

Oh, Butter Bad. Haven’t We Heard That Before?

Leaving Women’s Health To Chance: Why You Should Care About The Medical Research ‘Gender Gap.’

For The Last Time, Millennials Are Not iPhones.

Thinking ‘obesity is a disease’ makes you more likely to eat high-calorie foods, study finds.

April 21, 2014

The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy while the United States collapses of its own accord.

Anatomy of an unsafe abortion.


It is remarkable that no country has outlawed economics as a dangerous occupation on a par with drug dealing or murder for hire.

Yet Another Shoddy Democratic Hack Job from Paul Krugman on ObamaCare.

Our sharing of culture and knowledge happens as part of the private correspondence that leaves our computer, and therefore, the monopoly cannot be enforced as long as private correspondence exists.

In other news, Americans are fucking dumbasses.

How Urban Anonymity Disappears When All Data Is Tracked.

April 20, 2014

Olivia Wilde Takes Down Hollywood’s Sexist Double Standard With One Simple Sentence.

April 19, 2014

Noise, Dynamic Range and Bit Depth in Digital SLRs.

How Do You Say “Nobody Could Have Predicted” In Swedish?

Unemployment unassurance.


In modern America, corporations have far more power to limit our freedom than the government does.

Climate change is already destabilizing nations and leading to wars.

Here Is The Male Version Of Power Girl’s Boob Window.

It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine.

IQ, even though it doesn’t exist, matters.

What Is A Standard Deviation?

Processed foods that dilute protein content subvert our appetite control systems.

April 18, 2014

What Are Misogynist Geeks So Afraid Of?

How would we cover Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy if it were in another country?

Pure skill.

Hello Telenovela.

Inequality is the point of the McMansion, and the McMansion is also, to a certain degree, the point of inequality; it’s the pot of pyrite at the end of the rainbow of shit that we have chosen as a nation to follow.


Suffering from capitalism.

Orphan Black‘s subversion.

The eastern United States: A lonely cold pocket on a feverish planet.

Trailer Parks Lure Wall Street Investors Looking for Double-Wide Returns. Fuck, this country is screwed.

April 17, 2014

A National Geographic Photo Inspired Pop Star Lorde to Write Her Hit “Royals.”

On GUI isolation.

For once, Urban Dictionary is dead on.

Neoliberal plague: AIDS and global capitalism.

Judge me.

And speaking of class issues….

The Rise of the Post-New Left Political Vocabulary.

Better Bash Scripting in 15 Minutes.

Vintage 1960s era short film shows IRS defending its use of computers .

April 16, 2014

Student loan profits: The government makes its money off grad students.

Lost Womyn’s Space.

The Most Expensive Photo Ever.

Why are People Perennially Surprised By Internet Misogyny?

Torture Is Mainstream Now.

Tatiana Maslany Interview.

What Happens When ‘All Assets Have Become Too Expensive?’

This sea slug is like a cross between a dinosaur, a jellyfish, and a watermelon.

Losing Benefits Isn’t Prodding Unemployed Back to Work.

Woman Kills Hit Man Hired By Her Husband With Her Bare Hands.

April 15, 2014

The 1% wants to ban sleeping in cars – because it hurts their ‘quality of life.’

Parental Involvement Is Overrated.

The sparseness of linguistic data.

What do you think is the biggest recent conceptual advance in ecology?

US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy. Why voting is a waste of time.

In Many Cities, Rent Is Rising Out of Reach of Middle Class.

April 14, 2014

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today.

Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA.

Girl Pants.

Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap — But Only If We Act Now.

April 13, 2014

Hobbes Was Right: Anarchy Sucks.

Misery and Debt.

Notes and Finger Exercises on Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.”

April 12, 2014

Saving face.

“Incentives to produce” are incentives to rig the game.

April 11, 2014

The glorification of Kurt Cobain and demonization of Courtney Love.

Carrie Brownstein.

Brendan Eich Is Not a Free Speech Victim.

Bitcoin and Flash Traders — Leveraging Scarcity Within the Internet’s Infrastructure.

New York state ELA tests: Sucking the love for learning right out of my students.

Trilobite Beetles are Happy Being on Land, Alive in the Present Day.

Every important piece of technology in an iPhone was initially funded by the U.S federal government. We can’t say the U.S. is ahead in the frontier technology sector as a result of private sector entrepreneurship. It’s not.”

April 10, 2014

Temperature Anomalies.

It’s not about you, white liberals: Why attacks on radical people of color are so misguided.

Robert Reich: Why the Minimum Wage Should Really Be Raised to $15 an Hour.

April 9, 2014

Who First Identified Elephant Fossils in America?

The Hidden Brain.

How the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy. New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent.

Navigating male entitlement, or: how I learned to stop caring and block dudebros.

Privatization of Detroit’s water moving forward at “lightning pace.”

April 8, 2014

Baby meerkats in Botswana.


Phytoplasma Effector SAP54 Hijacks Plant Reproduction by Degrading MADS-box Proteins and Promotes Insect Colonization in a RAD23-Dependent Manner.