October 31, 2012

Who Needs Facts Anyway?

October 30, 2012

Report: Majority Of Americans Now Eating One Continuous Meal A Day.

PETA wants memorial where fish died in Irvine car crash.

October 29, 2012

Solar Stats.

State of the Species.

October 28, 2012

General Failure.

The very best predictor of a state’s peacefulness is not its level of wealth, its level of democracy, or its ethno-religious identity; the best predictor of a state’s peacefulness is how well its women are treated.

Illegal number.

Why Are Environmentalists Taking Anti-Science Positions?

David Segal: Defend Your Right to Resell Your Stuff Before Big Business Takes It Away.

October 26, 2012

DRM be damned: how to protect your Amazon e-books from being deleted.

Tina Fey: “If I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a $2 haircut explain to me what rape is,” she warned, “I’m going to lose my mind!”

October 25, 2012

You don’t own your Kindle books, Amazon reminds customer.

October 24, 2012

Thinking as a Hobby.

Six-Strikes “Independent Expert” Is RIAA’s Former Lobbying Firm.

October 23, 2012

Mapping the Potential for Solar Power On Every Roof.

French Science Academies Slam Seralini Study Finding GMO Cancer Threat.

October 22, 2012

It’s about the quiet retooling of American education into an adjunct of business, an instrument of production.

‘Gender Gap’ Near Historic Highs.

Silence over climate change is deafening.

October 21, 2012

Peak Shift Principle.

The Past Ain’t Even the Past.

What is Socialism? Look No Further Than Your Public Library.

Climate change forces corn production north.

Binders, Stapling Things, Offshore Outsourcing and Women’s Work.

Statistical significance.

Why Heideggerian AI Failed and how Fixing it would Require making it more Heideggerian.

October 20, 2012

College Rape Survivor Told Not to Report Her Rapist, Drops Out While Alleged Rapist Graduates With Honors.

October 19, 2012

Anatomy of a Solid-state Drive.

The Story of Grand Central Station and the Taming of the Crowd.

No college education, but one of the most important inventors of the past 100 years.

October 18, 2012

Blue states subsidize red ones: It’s how the American currency union works.

Sheila Bair’s Big Questions About Bank Bailouts.

Microsoft Can Now Listen In on All Skype Calls.

Mitt Romney’s new mixtape.

October 17, 2012

The vanishing groves: A chronicle of climates past and a portent of climates to come – the telling rings of the bristlecone pine.

If I Could Go Back In Time, I Wouldn’t Report My Rape.

The company broke its CRAC habit.

Robo-Doctors Signal the Rise of the Medical Machines.

Pirate Bay fucks da po-lice once again.

The ‘Eyeball to Eyeball’ Myth and the Cuban Missile Crisis’s Legacy.

The other whipscorpions.

Why the closed distribution model of Windows 8 must be changed for the sake of developers, consumers, and Microsoft itself.

Shut up and play nice: How the Western world is limiting free speech.

October 16, 2012

5000 Mile Project: When is a wood not a wood?

Amateur astronomers discover a planet with four suns.

October 14, 2012

The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent.

GM crops and global warming: Two studies use scare tactics that could backfire.

October 13, 2012

Annual spending to protect species and habitats is less than half the amount spent on bankers’ bonuses last year.

October 12, 2012

U.S. Treasury Cowboy Claims Something Done Spooked Economy.

Really glad I am not a kid today. Very likely, I’d be in jail.

October 10, 2012

Biology for Photographers: Why is the Aperture Scale Logarithmic?

Americans are powerful dumb.

Value creation and value capture are not the same thing. Our economics tends to measure value capture.

October 9, 2012

Why cheaper computers lead to higher tuition.

The Republican Party is structurally racist.

October 8, 2012

If there is anything Wall Street hates more than a country with a female Governor of its Central bank, it is a country that puts women in charge of both government and the central bank!

Economist’s View: ‘Economy and Economics of Ancient Greece and Ancient China.’

Don’t call it money printing, rubiks cube edition.

Debates Fail to Decide Elections Amid Myth of Kennedy-Nixon.

October 7, 2012

The CIA Burglar Who Went Rogue.

Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril.

The minimum wage machine.

The God Hypothesis.

Idiotic conspiracy theories becoming more common.

October 6, 2012

Facebook is a wasteland.

Outrage as man jailed for raping disabled woman who can only communicate by tapping her index finger is FREED- because court ruled that she could have BIT him to say no to his advances.

The Death of the Golden Dream of Higher Education.

Don’t eat the aposematic.

Fend Off Trolls, Bots and Jerks With ‘Empathy’ Test.

Antlions. These are all over Florida — cool insects.

Why The MPAA Can’t ‘Win The Hearts And Minds’ Of The Public: File Sharing Is Mainstream.

October 1, 2012

Let’s start the foodie backlash.

The Mythology of Violence.