December 20, 2014

An entirely typical example of the apples in our national law enforcement barrel.



Dude, Close Your Legs.



Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future.



Hollywood v. Goliath: Inside the aggressive studio effort to bring Google to heel. If I could put every movie studio and record company out of business today, I’d do it.



The Strange Tale of a New Species of Lizard.



The government may redefine what it means to be an employee — and it’s a huge deal.



Algorithmic judgment is the uncanny valley of computing.



New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater.



Quantum physics just got less complicated.



6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World.



December 19, 2014

Wages and Mr. Libertarian.



Viking women were most certainly not stay-at-home moms. The boats weren’t just filled with hairy men in helmets.



How Oxygen Kindles Fireflies.



57,000-Gallon Oil Spill In Canada Forces Closure Of Pipeline To U.S.



What’s So Scary About A Nuclear-Armed Drone? In one word: Everything.



Drowning in Corn.



The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law. As predicted, “trigger warnings” are now de facto censorship and in fact harmful to the very things they were trying to help.



Euphony.



Pallets.



Ayn Rand Reviews Children’s Movies.



Mystery Chart of the Day: What’s Up With All the Skinny Economists? More aware of both costs & effective methods of weight maintenance.



December 18, 2014

Coal, an Outlaw Enterprise.



Russia Has Already Blown Up the Global Economy Once. Will It Do It Again?



You Can See Our Holiday Lights All the Way From Space.



More and more, surveillance seems like the operative form of visual attention in the digital age, for humans as well as machines.



December 17, 2014

First principles.



U.S. TV Provides Ample Platform for American Torturers, But None to Their Victims.



The 6-Step Process to Wipe Out the Poor Half of America.



Hawala.



Since the civil rights movement, white people have exploited every opportunity to conceal their colonialist legacy and longstanding (ab)use of white supremacist power.



Why Price Competition Doesn’t Work in Most Health Care Markets.



“Shadowy” anti-net neutrality group submitted 56.5% of comments to FCC.



The secret to the Uber economy is wealth inequality.



‘A Great Moment’: Rover Finds Clue That Mars May Harbor Life.



December 16, 2014

The right is coming for your birth control — they just don’t want you to know it yet.



Climate change deniers most likely to suffer from it.



New Zealand’s Crusade Against Mammals.



Your mind is like a compiled program you’ve lost the source of. It works, but you don’t know why.



Verizon’s New, Encrypted Calling App Plays Nice With the NSA. “Encrypted.”



The Power of Bad Ideas.



Spanish publishers move to halt Google News closure. Dumbasses or complete dumbasses? You decide!



December 15, 2014

Linguistic diversity in Africa.



Thank a Second Wave (Old) Feminist!



Repressive tolerance.



Rigging The Wheel: More True Tales Of The New Oligarchy.



Yeast are first cells known to cure themselves of prions.



The Problem of the Many.



The First Thing to Be Bought and Sold on the Internet Was Some Weed. Circa 1972.



Open Carry Group Denies Double Murder Suspect Was A Member, But She Was.



Deforestation may be at root of Brazil drought.



How to Regulate Production.



“We live in a country full of racism, but no racists; rape, but no rapists.”



‘Girl in a Country Song’ hits No. 1 by mocking bro country. The bros aren’t laughing.



December 14, 2014

Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind.



The Death and Life of the 13-Month Calendar.



On how not to teach science or any subject.



Jekyll-Hyde Q&A.



The creation of William Shakespeare: How the Bard really became a legend.



On the Mixing of Incompatible Uses and Incumbency.



Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says the best “tip” for women to not get raped by a cop is to “follow the law in the first place so you don’t get pulled over.”



Noam Chomsky Talks US Militarism and Capitalism, at Home and Abroad.



A Case for Universal Design: Accommodations and Being Singled Out.



Hospitals and health insurers have reaped a financial windfall from the 2014 rollout of the federal health law, even beyond what was expected. Fuck all Obamacare supporters.



No matter what you wear.



“Working Has Become More Expensive.”



December 13, 2014

Anthropology.



The Lurker: How A Virus Hid In Our Genome For Six Million Years.



20 maps that never happened.



However distantly, the arguments the Islamic State uses are plants from the same root as the recent growth of the religious rights movement in the US.



How Sexism Stifles Creativity.



Leaked Emails Reveal MPAA Plans To Pay Elected Officials To Attack Google.



MPAA Prepares to Bring Pirate Site Blocking to the U.S.



Sprouting feathers and lost teeth: scientists map the evolution of birds.



Look at this female joker cosplay.



Furious Google Ended MPAA Anti-Piracy Cooperation.



X-Race Spex: The hot new technology to keep criminals off the street.



This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism.”



The entanglement, Peter Kovach.



Confused Again.



December 12, 2014

Negative comments.



Modern life is a digital nesting doll of latent blackmail opportunities and neglected, decaying data warheads.



Epic mullet migration, epic feeding frenzy.



How preying on easy targets makes us dumber and meaner.



Glowing Predatory Insect Graboids.



Does water freeze or boil in space?



The Ethics of Torture 101.



Just because everything feels out of proportion and wild and out of control and we know as adults that it will get better doesn’t mean that it’s not intense, painful, overwhelming for teens.



Intel, IBM and Qualcomm come out swinging against Net Neutrality.



Melanesia vs Contiguous USA.



Congratulations, Whats-his-name!



Social Choice and Social Welfare.



The Historical Cooking Project:  Ancient Egyptian Bread.



December 11, 2014

You know anti-intellectualism has triumphed when….



Sea swallows the last house in doomed Virginia beach town.



Citigroup Wrote the Wall Street Giveaway Congress Just Snuck Into a Must-Pass Spending Bill: would allow banks to do more high-risk trading with taxpayer-backed money.



In real terms income inequality has gone up much more than most of our numbers indicate.



Prozac, used by 40m people, does not work say scientists. Just to reiterate.



Barnacle goose freefall.



The rise and fall of the great sabercats.



Most snakes aren’t very crappy.