July 5, 2015

Most of America’s poor have jobs, study finds.

Top 25 films with unrealistic computer scenes. There are much worse ones than this, really.

Where should poor people live?

The Plan to Feed the World by Hacking Photosynthesis.

July 4, 2015

“The Walking Thing” by Marlee Jane Ward.

George Orwell, human resources and the English language.

Ocean-going spiders can use their legs to windsurf across water.

To Stop Mosquito Bites, Silence Your Skin’s Bacteria.

Heads-up displays in cars can hinder driver safety. A new study suggests HUDs could actually increase driver distraction.

Sedan Crater.

How India changed the English language.

July 3, 2015

In conclusion, the salient message here is that the basic capacity to generate qualitatively new meaning from rearranging contextually meaningless elements appears to exist outside of humans.

With cause.

Why isn’t the middle class earning $156,000 a year?

Harvesting Bones at Waterloo.

The Cambrian Explosion’s Strange-Looking Poster Child.

Life at Sea: The Pleasures and Perils of Nautical Cooking.

One Of World’s Most Expensive Restaurants Caught Keeping Tips From Waiters.

What’s The Point Of Science Without ‘Eureka!’ Moments?

On the other hand, developers have a knack of seeing everything as the user interface they’re most familiar with: their development IDE.

July 2, 2015

An Unassuming Web Proposal Would Make Harassment Easier.

David Cameron is going to try and ban encryption in Britain.

Time zones in 1857.

Mark Zuckerberg: The future of Facebook is telepathy. Allowing Facebook in your brain. Sounds like a great idea.

Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends’ friends.

Carbon emissions that cause ocean acidification are affecting freshwater species too.

How One Man Poisoned a City’s Water Supply (and Saved Millions of Children’s Lives in the Process).

July 1, 2015

‘Beach body ready’ advert not offensive, rules watchdog.  A rare victory for sense.

Sources of stock-market fluctuations: New evidence.

The matter of why dark matter matters.

Sign language.

Study Suggests That Google Has Its Thumb on Scale in Search. Well, duh.

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs. Anyone who thinks this is not occurring is simply wrong, no matter how many PhDs they have.

Pollution Makes Mangroves Weaker Against Hurricanes.

So-called ‘free trade’ agreements should be strongly opposed.

The Threatened Atlantic Puffins Are Nesting And It’s Adorable.

Our “new normal” is fat. And it’s killing us.

LSU professor fired over F-word, P-word, off-color joke: Finally, academia’s P.C. brigade has taken it too far.

June 30, 2015

Was human evolution inevitable or a matter of luck?

Another lesson is about the counterproductive patterns of thought and action recognizable on the left today, such as the notion that there is no problem with radicalism that can’t be solved by a purer version of radicalism, or that the participant in any argument who can establish him- or herself as the most oppressed is thereby naturally owed intellectual deference, even abasement, or that purity of intention is the best marker of political nobility.

What Made Clippy, the Microsoft Office Assistant, So Detestable?

Here’s Everything That’s Going to Happen in Your First Shitty Office Job.

8K solutions to start appearing in 2018. Oh hell yes.

Why I Don’t Regret Getting Scammed In China.

Tested: How Bright LEDs Are Compared to Other Lights.

How World War III became possible: A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier than you think.

June 29, 2015

Cult of the Princess and Superhero Alternatives.

No job is worthless.

How Eurocrats, Greeks, Germans, and Eastern Europeans View the Greek Crisis.

June 28, 2015

The women whom science forgot.

In for a surprise.

Report: Only 47,000 Social Justice Milestones To Go Before U.S. Achieves Full Equality.

What If We Treated All Consent Like Society Treats Sexual Consent?

Drug Tests Don’t Make Sense, So Why Are Employers Still Using Them?

ICANN’s assault on personal and small business privacy. Days of a free internet are nearly gone.

June 27, 2015

Dear Google, why do we have to have this love/hate relationship? For me, it’s just hate.

Backyard Tent Renting for $899/Month Sums Up Everything That’s Wrong with the Bay Area.

How Do African Grasslands Support So Many Plant-Eaters?

The case for techno-optimism.

In the Victorian and Edwardian periods, respectable Western middle-class society condemned regular use of makeup, which was thought of as something only stage actors and prostitutes used.

June 26, 2015

College Is Wildly Exploitative: Why Aren’t Students Raising Hell?

Australia courts now say extreme obesity in children classifies as child abuse. Yep. No different than starving your kid.

Unregulated Capitalism Is Destroying the Planet.

Tumblr Complies With DMCA Takedown Requests From A Self-Proclaimed Future-Alien From Another Planet.

Jespersen’s Cycle.

Home Weatherization Not As Good a Deal As We Thought.

Americans Take Brief Break From Waiting On Hold With Insurance Providers To Celebrate Obamacare Ruling.

Boomers and the source of their delusions.

June 25, 2015

In other words, all that white supremacy stuff is bad for business.

New research challenges the idea that willpower is a “limited resource.”

Excess Fat And Sugar Can Lead To Cognitive Decline.

What It’s Like to Nearly Die From the Venom of a Blue-Ringed Octopus.

Proper driver design eliminates LED light strobe flicker.

The vicious circle that’s sending rents spiraling higher.

June 24, 2015

This Year Is Headed for the Hottest on Record, by a Long Shot.

Modern job search truth.

AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable Implicated In Content Delivery Network Slowdowns.

It now looks as if the greatest mass extinction on Earth – 250 million years ago – was caused by fossil fuel burning.

Over 40% of Americans believe humans and dinosaurs shared the planet. Goddamn.

New Study Debunks Myth That Exorbitant CEO Pay Results from “Talent.”

Gaming trade org: For DMCA, “there’s no such thing as an obsolete game.” In the future, there will be a 100+ year culture gap, except what pirates manage to save.

Philanthropy in the Two Gilded Ages.

Highly invasive New Guinea flatworm found on mainland US for first time poses major threat.

June 23, 2015

The Sweatshop Feminists.

Rich people are the f**king worst: The 1 percent’s vile new war on us all.

Texas: The Prison Rape Capital of the U.S.

US and British Spies Targeted Antivirus Companies.

Tesla Sparks.

Obese Americans now outnumber those who are merely overweight.

The Rise of Consumer Comedy.

June 22, 2015

People Aren’t Better Off Than Income Trends Show.

6 Realities of Genomic Research.

DNA breakage underlies both learning, age-related damage.

Ingenious: Robert Sapolsky, Turbulence.

Beatrix Potter, scientist. The acclaimed children’s book author also was an ahead-of-her-time botanist.

No Time to Be Nice at Work.

Scientists look at communicating with hypersonic vehicles using plasma resonance.

June 21, 2015

On Cooling the Mark Out.

Obesity is an ethical issue, because an increase in weight by some imposes costs on others.

The field Hunt partly created, as well as his own scientific career, have both flourished due to his intellectual collaborations with women.