August 30, 2013

Higher education is a lifetime sentence of debt.

Americans Think They Earn More Than They Do.

Why I’m on strike today: I can’t support myself on $7.85 at Burger King.

Janelle Monae, sf and androids.

Braised Noodles/Mun Yee Mee.

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks.

August 29, 2013

New Census Numbers Show Recession’s Effect on Families.

Deep microbes live long and slow.

August 28, 2013

The difference between Obama going to war with Syria and Bush going to war with Iraq.

Annals of Austerity FAIL, Eurozone Redux.

Why It Still Feels Like A Recession To 95% Of America.

The use of Light in Movies.

August 27, 2013

Shit Book Snobs Say Translations.

Doctor Science Knows: Gay-hatin’ and Subtractive Masculinity.

Pinching Pensions to Keep Wall Street Fat and Happy.

August 26, 2013

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World.

The rich, summed up: Nepotism, cronyism, narcissism.

We’re All Still Hostages to the Big Banks.

Nestle is stealing Canadian water.

Underwhelming Technology: Touchscreens. Fine on a tablet or phone, useless everywhere else.

August 25, 2013

This is what racism looks like.

August 24, 2013

Why economics is case-based.

Popsicle Earth.

U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google.

Welcome to the Age of Denial.

How far the once mighty SourceForge has fallen.

Imagine there’s no Army.

August 23, 2013

Huge list of books that pass the Bechdel Test.

If you feel like you’re earning less, it’s because you are, report shows.

Why does NASA use gold foil on equipment and gold-coated visors?

Anthropogenic environments exert variable selection on cranial capacity in mammals.

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.

August 22, 2013

A Creator’s Note to “Gatekeepers.”

Elderly More Likely to Be Employed Than Teens.

I hate Strong Female Characters.

August 21, 2013

No, you’re not entitled to your opinion.

You’re a Part-Timer: How Corporate America Used the Great Recession to Turn Good Jobs Into Bad Ones.

August 20, 2013

NASA’s newest astronauts, four women and four men. Progress.

America’s Growing Income Inequality Problem.

Regulation, legitimation, neutralization.

Risk is immeasurable.

Bin Laden’s insights and the Egyptian Coup.

August 19, 2013

Changing IP address to access public website ruled violation of US law.

Why you can’t do real work on a tiny-ass tablet or similar screen.

August 17, 2013

Cross a border, lose your ebooks. Anything with DRM should be pirated, always.

Opting for Free Time.

What’s really terrifying about 28 Days Later. Agreed, when I saw the film I thought it was a great condemnation of how society in general sees women.

August 9, 2013

Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds.

Americans Are as Likely to Be Killed by Their Own Furniture as by Terrorism.

Oprah Winfrey told handbag was “too expensive” for her in Switzerland.
For those who weirdly think racism only exists in the US.

August 8, 2013

The Ocean Frackers.

Over the past three decades, what began as a healthy and necessary effort to make our companies more efficient has evolved into a warped consensus that the only value that companies create is financial (cash) and that the only thing managers and owners should ever worry about is making more of it.

Why Does Your Yard Look the Same as Every Other Yard?

August 7, 2013

Peter Cooper On Music: How a happy accident revolutionized guitar sound.

August 6, 2013

We had a really big crocodile around here recently.

The Magical World Where McDonald’s Pays $15 an Hour? It’s Australia.

Giant viruses might be another domain of life.

Zeiss f/0.7: You Can Now Rent Two of the Largest Aperture Lenses Ever Made.

August 5, 2013

Female Characters and Sexual Violence.

North Carolina Becomes the Front Line of a Brutal Corporate Assault on Education Raging in America.

August 4, 2013

Beneath the white coat: the radical science movement.

It’s the 21st century – why are we working so much?

The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership.

There is no way to be alive without being conscious of the potential for disaster.

Eminent Domain Used to Push Big Oil’s Agenda.

August 3, 2013

Village sign languages, vanishing fast.

‘Frack Gag’ Bans Children From Talking About Fracking, Forever.

August 2, 2013

A study determined that due to low wages and employee’s reliance on government subsidies, a typical Walmart store costs taxpayers over $1.7 million per year, or about $5,815 per employee.

August 1, 2013

Obama pitches ‘grand bargain’ to a middle class that no longer exists.

Obama Calls Income Gap ‘Morally Wrong’ — After He Made It Far Worse.

Why Aren’t Our Gadgets Still Covered In Wood?

Or, McDonald’s Could Double Wages And Make Less Money.