July 31, 2013

Doubling McDonald’s Salaries Would Cause Your Big Mac To Cost Just 68¢ More.

Now That It’s in the Broadband Game, Google Flip-Flops on Network Neutrality.

July 30, 2013

The return of wolves to Yellowstone has been berry good for bears.

More than 1,700 U.S. cities will be partially underwater by 2100: study.

July 29, 2013

The Burden of Weight.

An Analysis Of Long-Term Unemployment, With Some Help From Dilbert.

Same Programs + Different Computers = Different Weather Forecasts.

July 28, 2013

You Can’t Teach Speed: Sprinters Falsify the Deliberate Practice Model of Expertise.

Why YouTube buffers: The secret deals that make—and break—online video.

Victims of the modern age.

Chart of the Day: How the Rich and the Rest of Us Earn Our Money.

We Pardon Spitzer, But Still Judge Former Sex Workers (Like Me).

The press has lost the plot over the Snowden revelations. The fact is that the net is finished as a global network and that US firms’ cloud services cannot be trusted.

Big finance is strangling innovation.

July 27, 2013

‘Fat shaming’ actually increases risk of becoming or staying obese, new study says.

July 26, 2013

As Feds Demand the Keys, Preparing for the Death of Public-Key Encryption.

July 25, 2013

Shark-eating seal among rare and stunning scenes documented off South Africa. It really sealed the deal.

July 24, 2013

How Americans Get To Work, In 2 Graphs.

July 23, 2013

On Not Getting Paid Enough.

Serengeti Lions.

The New Flight of the Ibis.

$21 trillion has been stashed in tax havens by 0.001% of the world’s population.

Social mobility map: the Deep South is where the American Dream goes to die.

July 22, 2013

Long Before Trees Overtook the Land, Earth May Have Been Covered by Giant Mushrooms. Sweet.

Why Larry Summers Should Not Be Permitted to Run Anything More Important than a Dog Pound.

July 21, 2013

Health in the U.S. and other rich countries: We pay more in health care but are sicker.

July 20, 2013

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements.

July 19, 2013

Ayn Rand killed Sears.

July 18, 2013

Floating-Point Determinism.

July 17, 2013

Worst headline of the day: Noises in her head were flesh-eating maggots.

July 16, 2013

Mission Creep: When Everything Is Terrorism.

McDonalds Tells Workers To Budget By Getting A Second Job And Turning Off Their Heat.

Top Artificial Intelligence system is as smart as a 4-year-old.

July 15, 2013

Part-Time Is the New Full-Time.

The Handmaid’s Tale, Texas and Republican Dead Enders.

Student Charged With Honor Code Violation for Speaking About Her Rape.

July 14, 2013

Quebec’s Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster not just tragedy, but corporate crime.

Looks like via Intel even the Linux kernel has been tainted by the NSA.

July 13, 2013

Sexism and the Slush Pile.

The Problem With the ‘Privacy Moderates.’

The Secret to Finland’s Success With Schools, Moms, Kids—and Everything.

I understood gender discrimination once I added “Mr.” to my resume and landed a job.

Pranked TV Station Reports “Ho Lee Fuk,” “Wi Tu Lo” As SF Crash Pilots. Learning about other cultures makes you look like an idiot less often.

Thank you for choosing cyberpunk dystopia.

July 12, 2013

Not yet gone, but effectively extinct.

In ‘Chilling’ Ruling, Chevron Granted Access to Activists’ Private Internet Data.

The End Of Men, Again.

Happy Birthday, Sliced Bread! The ‘Greatest Thing’ Turns 85 This Week.

July 11, 2013

NYC’s top restaurants are mystified as to why they can’t find experienced cooks willing to prepare their $40 appetizers and $100 entrees for $10/hr -in a city where a decent studio apartment is $1700/mo.

July 10, 2013

This is really funny.

The N-word on the 4th of July.

The NSA is writing code for Google’s Android OS.

Underwater forest? ‘Enchanted forest’ provides tantalizing hints to past climate.

TPP Deal would make it illegal to pass laws hindering the ‘expected future profits’ of corporations, gutting democracy and environmental protection.

Chart of the Day: Even in a Recovery, Wages Are Declining.

Two-thirds of people who think they are gluten intolerant really aren’t. I really hate trendy allergies.

July 9, 2013

So Science…Might Have Gotten It Wrong. Now What?

Are Corporations Trying to Distract Us with Social Issues While They Take Control of Our Economy? Take control? They already have that.

If you live in a surveillance state for long enough, you create a censor in your head.

Throwing Money Away (Buying vs Renting)

“Nothing like this will be built again.”

July 8, 2013

Reason billionty-eleven to never live in NYC.

Why We Underestimate Risk by Omitting Time as a Factor.

Class Struggle in the Sky.

Marion Bartoli seems really classy, smart and I love to watch her play.

July 7, 2013

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control.

The changing nature of work.

Why Don’t Americans Take More Vacations? Blame It on Independence Day.

In Defense of Tropes (alternately titled ‘You Should Be Watching Orphan Black’).

July 6, 2013

Basic income vs capitalism.

July 5, 2013

When Good Things Happen To Bad People: Disturbing News About Workplace Bullies.

Over the last decade, Canada has not so quietly become an international mining center and a rogue petrostate.

A Bump on the Road to Green.

What Is One Thing That You Regret Learning in Medical School?

July 4, 2013

What really happened to the software on the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft?

New Michael Bay Romantic Comedy To Focus On Love Story Between 2 Explosions.

July 3, 2013

Big Data, n.:

No, manufacturing jobs won’t revive the economy.

It is time to be honest about the impact of spying on our quality of life and the future of the planet.

July 2, 2013

The IRS “Scandal” Was A Set-Up.

What’s left of the progressive cause other than gay marriage?

The Myth of the Komodo Dragon’s Dirty Mouth.

The Secret History Of The Word ‘Cracker.’

July 1, 2013

Never, EVER, Trust Facebook.

An Unstoppable Climb in C.E.O. Pay.

Middle class riddles.