January 31, 2013

Paul Ryan: What Stupid People Think a Smart Guy Sounds Like.

Your Salary Data May Be For Sale.

Pale Blue Blobs Invade, Freeze, Then Vanish.

January 30, 2013

Plan B Vending Machines Approved By FDA.

Solar: It’s about to be a whole new world.

The Power of Negative Thinking.

January 29, 2013

The Rise of the Permanent Temp Economy.

January 28, 2013

What butterflies like.

January 27, 2013

Children Restaurants: Don’t Be An Inconsiderate Jerk When You Dine Out.

What Does It Mean to Be Comfortable?

Nicholas Stern: ‘I got it wrong on climate change – it’s far, far worse.’

January 26, 2013

Who let the sun dogs out?

Rebecca Solnit, The Longest War.

On the South.

January 24, 2013

Some historical notes on the decline of the universities.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Aaron Swartz’ Blood for Oil.

We’re entering a war on general purpose computing, and this is just one battle front.

Cable Industry Finally Admits That Data Caps Have Nothing To Do With Congestion.

January 23, 2013

Spent Fuel Pool swimming fun time.

January 22, 2013

The American Scholar: Demons Where Once There Were None, or how and why propaganda works.

Windows 8: Epic Fail of the Decade?

If the 400 richest Americans lumped together just their investment profits from last year, the total would pay in-state tuition and fees for every college student in the United States.

Wildlife in Chernobyl: Debate over mutations and populations of plants and animals in the radioactive fallout exclusion zone.

Being Suicidal: What it feels like to want to kill yourself.

January 21, 2013

Is learning useless stuff good for you?

Turning students into mindless fallacy detection machines does not promote critical thinking or engagement with the content of thought.

With Warming, Soil Releases More CO2… Though Less Over Time as Microbes Adapt.

The 16th Century Religious Wars And Today’s Copyright Monopoly Wars Have More In Common Than You Think.

January 20, 2013

What We in the 1 Percent Don’t Want the 99 Percent To Know.

Is it really healthier to be a few pounds overweight? That’s not what the study says.

A Letter To The Guy Who Harassed Me Outside The Bar.

January 19, 2013

Internet Freedom Day: Why tweeting MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech is now civil disobedience.

Zoologger: The first solar-powered vertebrate.

January 18, 2013

It’s because of retina displays. Shit yeah, retina displays!

Investigating the Link Between Gun Possession and Gun Assault.

Middle Class Political Economist: US already has high elder poverty rate; how can cutting Social Security even be on the table?

Income inequality in the U.S. rivals that of developing nations.

January 17, 2013

Pulling the Global Lost Generation Out of the Murk.

Justice is not Law, Law is Not Justice.

Invisible Men.

In New Castle, Pa., trying to break free of poverty.

Player Piano Roll Copying is Killing Music And It’s Maybe Illegal.

January 16, 2013

A Patel Motel Cartel?

Not quite feudalism, student debt is a peculiarly capitalist form of social control.

Top Ten Ways to Deal with Behavioral Biases.

Datapoint 2200.

Under American Law, Anyone Interesting Is A Felon.

Wine On Windows.

January 15, 2013

Remembering Aaron Swartz.

The Foreclosure Fiasco.

When you make a decision to avoid one type of risk, you might be exposing yourself to another one.

This is funny.

The Five-Step Process to Cheat the Middle Class Worker.

10 Awful Crimes That Get You Less Prison Time Than What Aaron Swartz Faced.

The High Price of Being Single in America.

Akin’s Laws of Spacecraft Design.

I wish more people knew this.

January 14, 2013

The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s “Crime.”

Anybody opposed to intellectual-property Fascism is a friend of mine.

Scientists hate the GOP for a reason.

Music Sales Are Just 6% of Average Musician’s Income.

What really powers innovation: high wages.

My (Incomplete) Personal Feminist Timeline.

We need more artists and fewer entrepreneurs.

January 12, 2013

Andrew Sullivan is a pile of shit.

January 11, 2013

Rebranding the “trillion-dollar coin.”

Man Has Alarming Level Of Pride In Institution That Left Him $50,000 In Debt, Inadequately Prepared For Job Market.

January 10, 2013

2012 Was The Hottest Year On Record, And Here’s A Whole Slew Of Charts Proving We’re Screwed.

World population may actually start declining, not exploding.

Stopping piracy is actually really easy.

The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational. Twelve? I have a list with about 60 more.

Young people are screwed… Here’s how to survive.

January 9, 2013

Thieves won’t even steal Windows 8 shit.

The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator.

3 Economic Misconceptions That Need to Die.

Key source of Bay Area traffic headaches revealed by top researchers.

January 8, 2013

Washington helped China snare U.S. manufacturing jobs, study says.

This is great.

As someone who used to use the AP Style Manual nearly every day, I find this very funny.

Why you can’t bank on living longer if you’re overweight.

Rats cannot have been intermediate hosts for Yersinia pestis during medieval plague epidemics in Northern Europe.

We don’t have a spending problem, we have a military spending problem.

Uh, duh?

January 7, 2013

The US “safety net” is bullets and prison.

January 6, 2013

The Technium: The Post-Productive Economy.

Secret and Lies of the Bailout.

January 5, 2013

What a bad-ass looking plane.

BPS Research Digest: Disgusted people have enhanced ability to spot dirt.

January 4, 2013

Quantum gas goes below absolute zero.

A Huge Step Forward for Environmentalism: GMOs Are Not the Enemy.

January 3, 2013

How Christmas Became the Most Commercialized Holiday.

Teen legally known only as ‘Girl’ battles to use her own name.

How a quarter of the cow genome came from snakes.

People Freak Out About Privacy On Facebook, But Ignore Widespread Government Surveillance.

The Quantum Earthworm.

The physics of that ‘kickalicious’ kick.

The TSA wants to be everywhere in 2013 – here’s why we shouldn’t let it.

January 2, 2013

Debunking Nine Myths of the Gun-Control Debate.

Is mathbabe a terrorist or a lazy hippy?

Crash! Collisions in the Mind’s Eye.