May 31, 2013

Why Society Still Needs Feminism.

The Core Reason for the Humanities Crisis.

May 25, 2013

Ethernet turns 40 years old today.

Rebel Towns.

The age of smart machines: brain work may be going the way of manual work.

May 24, 2013

What the Future Holds.

I Hate Desk Phones, Too.

Are you a liberal imperialist?

Working parents leaving early: Why the practice is unfair and kills office morale.

Blue Is The Warmest Color.

“‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative.”

May 23, 2013

To Understand Where We’re Headed, Read This Essay Written 64 Years Ago.

The Biggest Criminal Enterprise in History.

Trends in Amphibian Occupancy in the United States.

Why Investors Fail.

Creative People Say No.

Meet Your New Symbionts: Trillions of Viruses.

The Biggest Obama Scandals Are Proven and Ignored.

May 22, 2013

Student Financial Aid Goes To The Rich And The Poor Get Debt Instead.

Global inaction shows that the climate sceptics have already won.

Mozambique Diary: Alipes.

American ISP customer satisfaction rankings: lower than airlines.

Open-plan offices make employees less productive, less happy, and more likely to get sick.

May 21, 2013

Employee Abuse Runs Rampant In America.

Yitang Zhang Proves ‘Landmark’ Theorem in Distribution of Prime Numbers.

May 19, 2013

Virtual Worm.

Study Charts 2,000 Years of Continental Climate Changes.

May 18, 2013

Let’s Fight Big Pharma’s Crusade to Turn Eccentricity Into Illness.

Navy dolphins discover rare old torpedo off Coronado.

May 17, 2013

Dear Class of ’13: You’ve been scammed.

These people are fundamentally broken as individuals.

May 16, 2013

Aaron Swartz Versus the Bankers.

i’m never going to have a baby, so shut the fuck up about it.

What’s a Library?: Written by a man rich enough to live on W. 53rd St. who’s never been to the library and Googles everything.

May 15, 2013

Everyday Socialism, American-Style, Is Happening Now.

Why the world faces climate chaos.

Report: Long-term benefits don’t keep people jobless.

What Marissa Mayer Doesn’t (and Does) Get About White-Collar Work.

Skype with care – Microsoft is reading everything you write.

May 14, 2013

Supermarkets cash in on unfounded fears about food and health.

Why the Digital Revolution Won’t be a Rerun of the Industrial Revolution.

May 13, 2013

Less than 30% of Speaking Roles in Blockbuster Films Last Year Went to Women.

The Science of Loneliness: How Isolation Can Kill You.

Florida Man!

The Customer Service Problem at McDonald’s Is a Symptom of a Much Bigger Problem.

Our Internet Surveillance State.

Obama Did It for the Money.

May 12, 2013

Now They Want to Take Away the 8-Hour Day and 40-Hour Week.

Flesh-Eating Plant Has No More Junk in its DNA Trunk.

Germany bucks global trends by abolishing tuition.

The Strongest Woman In America Lives In Poverty.

The Truth Of Wolves, Or: The Alpha Problem.

The 5 Most Insulting Defenses of Nerd Racism.

May 11, 2013

The Long Shadow of Bad Credit in a Job Search. Even though I have good credit, I will not work for any employer who pulls a credit report.

In Defense of Daydreaming.

May 10, 2013

Hero rats.

May 9, 2013


Sometimes, the conservatives are (accidentally) right about nanny state overreach.

May 8, 2013

Never Underestimate the Power of a Paint Tube.

College is a bad financial bet for some, study says.

Why Your ‘Green Lifestyle’ Choices Don’t Really Matter.

May 7, 2013

Minimum Rage.

May 6, 2013

On Dilettantism and the Virtues of Pursuing Multiple Interests.

Our American Pravda.

Why the search for a unified theory may turn out to be a pipe dream.


As was inevitable, kids come up with the first real-world use of a gender-neutral pronoun.

May 5, 2013

Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth Catalog, the book that changed the world.

May 4, 2013

This is one of the best things I have ever read.

What it looks like when misogynist idiots get told.

May 1, 2013

The Complex and Pathogen-Laden World of Ticks.