February 28, 2013

Here’s How AT&T Is Planning to Rob Americans of a Free Public Telco Network.

February 27, 2013

The false-alarmists behind this shrinking population panic.

Breast cancer among young women increasing.

Edward Cullen may not be everyone’s favorite vampire, but he and that muscular werewolf who can’t afford shirts are still monsters (of sorts) with character.

Men and Women Use Uptalk Differently.

February 26, 2013

Early Stage Rebellions Are Never Safe, Comfortable or Popular.

February 24, 2013

A Primer on the “Friend Zone.”

The Vaginal Mystique.

HDCP is dead. Long live HDCP. A peek into the curious world of HDMI copy protection….

Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar Is Wrong.

February 23, 2013

How the Floor of the Economy Has Dropped for Everyone. Even full-time employment looks increasingly like the service sector jobs that were once thought to provide women “pin money,” not the sole source of income for a family.

Wipe out apex predators, carbon emissions go up.

Here’s How You Buy Your Way Onto The New York Times Bestsellers List.

The Chromebook Pixel’s best feature.

Clothes Never Shut Up.

What the One-Percent Heard at the State of the Union.

Gas industry gags physicians, preventing them from telling patients the harm of fracking chemicals.

Peter Braback, Chairman of the board of Nestle: Water is not a human right, privatize it.

February 22, 2013

Deranging America.

4 Things Politicians Will Never Understand About Poor People.

40% of Americans Now Make Less Than 1968 Minimum Wage.

Stopping Domestic Violence: A Radical Feminist Idea?

When Prostitution Wasn’t a Crime: The Fascinating History of Sex Work in America.

February 21, 2013

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us.

February 18, 2013

The More You Know About a Jared Diamond Topic, the Less You Agree With Him.

Not investing in vital infrastructure will cost us all over the long term.

February 17, 2013

Dress codes for girls: They don’t teach self-respect. Only respecting girls does that.

February 16, 2013


February 15, 2013

Obama and his platitudes.

Peter Turchin – The history of inequality.

Minimum Wage Would Be $21.72 If It Kept Pace With Increases In Productivity.

America’s Genius Glut.

The Worst Lies That Mainstream Nutrition Has Told You.

February 14, 2013

Fired America.

Bill would ban muni broadband if one home in census tract gets 1.5Mbps.

Climate change is likely killing moose.

5 Ways to Make Progress in Evolutionary Psychology: Smash, Not Match, Stereotypes.

This has long been known, but computers are better at diagnosing and treating patients than doctors.

February 13, 2013

You Should Be Outraged By What Is Being Done To Our Postal Service.

Don’t use Excel for biological data.

The Dehumanization of Education.

February 12, 2013

Well, this is idiotic.

Obama administration defends $222,000 file-sharing verdict.

Another way to look at the national debt.

February 11, 2013

Fox Argues For Traditional Gender Roles, Runs Photo Of Happy Lesbian Couple.

The Navy Seal who shot Osama bin Laden is leaving the service after 16 years and a number of kills to his credit – but he gets no government pension, no health care and has no job lined up.

February 10, 2013


How battery improvements will revolutionize the design of the electric car.

The Importance of Excel.

Social mobility in America: Repairing the rungs on the ladder.

On Artificial Intelligence.

The evolution of emotion.

February 9, 2013

Robot Workers and the Universal Living Wage.

Welfare fraud is a drop in the ocean compared to tax avoidance.

February 7, 2013

This is very true.

401Ks are a disaster.

How to Hire Women.

MIT Professor Has Created a Safer, Skin Tight Space Suit That Will Make It Easier to Work on Mars.

February 6, 2013

All the proof you need that bloodthirsty dinosaurs live among us.

Americans Closest to Retirement Were Hardest Hit by Recession.

Banal Appreciations of Democracy.

Cable companies make 97% margin on internet services and have no incentive to offer gigabit internet.

You, Me And “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

Barnes & Noble: A Tribute.

The growing wealth gap is unsustainable.

Everything is temporary.

Facebook May Soon Be Tracking You At All Times.

Four hours of concentration.

February 5, 2013

In Defense of Soviet Waiters.

The coming catastrophes and the Rawlsian veil of ignorance.

TV News Mentioned Donald Trump Nearly 20 Times More Than Fracking in 2011.

Best Usage Question Ever?

Yet another thing that will be done all by robots within two decades.

Why the U.S. Government Never, Ever Has to Pay Back All Its Debt.

February 4, 2013

The Internal Memo That Allowed IBM’s Female Employees to Get Married.

How to use a million-core supercomputer—without it blowing up in your face. The question is, is it good for LOLCats viewing?

Apple is likely to ruin its user interface the same way Microsoft did.

White House Proposes Giving Religious Employers Chance To Opt-Out Of Contraception Coverage In Health Care Plan.

Two worms, same brains – but one eats the other.

February 3, 2013

Heuristics for identifying ecological fallacies?

February 2, 2013

The Real Wisdom of the Crowds.

The body of knowledge about what predicts job performance goes back to World War I, Cappelli says, “and it’s just being systematically ignored.”

Apps? No root? Your device serves others. When GP computing dies, the world will be enormously less free.

February 1, 2013

Your dogma is already obsolete.

Former RIAA VP Named 2nd In Command Of Copyright Office.

When Crime Pays: Prison Can Teach Some To Be Better Criminals.

Americans shocked to learn that there isn’t actually a Social Security crisis.