November 30, 2013

Why Wikipedia Does Belong in the Classroom.

You could be liable for your parents’ long-term care. Fuck that.

Yes, the planet got destroyed….

Untreated Cancer Pain a ‘Scandal of Global Proportions,’ Survey Shows.

Mushrooms Create Their Own Breeze.

Would Lincoln Have Survived If He Was Shot Today?

You Are Boring.

November 29, 2013

I am rereading Rawls’ A Theory of Justice, which….

Viking sunstones.

November 28, 2013

For women, asking for raise is damned if you do and if you don’t.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 10 big differences between the movie and book.

I Feel Bitchy, Oh So Bitchy! Part One Of Posts About Research Into Women’s Intrasex Aggression.

The real fix for Obamacare’s flaws: Medicare for all.

These Two Cases Could Be Corporate America’s Biggest Gift Since Citizens United.

November 27, 2013

Green Screen: The Lack of Female Road Narratives and Why it Matters.

​The 8 Worst Mistakes Made by the Allies During World War II.

This is what gamers look like if you put female characters into your games.

Minnesota State–Moorhead could cut 18 academic programs: Why do colleges cut academics first in a budget crunch?

Why was ‘~’ chosen to represent the home directory?

November 26, 2013

On Penny Arcade, Exploitation, and the Myth of the Do-Everything Rock Star.

Women in SF&F Month: Resources.

It’s the little things, Pt. 3: Time to eliminate geek strongman competitions.

This, Right Here, Is The Problem.

November 25, 2013

The Period is getting pissed off.

Look at This Lady’s Amazing 3-D Printed Selfie.

Public universities should be free.

Against storytelling of scientific results.

Linux shell tips and tricks.

November 24, 2013

On Christmas Eve, my grandfather….

Google no longer understands how its “deep learning” decision-making computer systems have made themselves so good at recognizing things in photos.

Uh-oh, there’s a new Thomas Friedman! A smarter Thomas Friedman is a more dangerous Thomas Friedman.

Understanding Society: Guest post by Elizabeth Anderson on race in American politics.

Mainstream YA Article Bingo: A Response To Laura C. Mallonee.

November 23, 2013

‘You Can Sleep Here All Night’: Exploitation in the video game industry provides a glimpse at how many of us may be working in years to come.

Mr Clark reckons that even in famously mobile Sweden, some 70-80% of a family’s social status is transmitted from generation to generation across a span of centuries.

Sound the idiot klaxon – Prince Charles and Tom Cruise are hard at work.

Gets my petticoats all in a bunch, it does.

Which drone future will Americans choose?

Scheduling Major League Baseball.

When Product Features Disappear – Amazon, Apple and Tesla and the Troubled Future for 21st Century Consumers.

Why don’t metals bond when touched together?

Unfortunately research is not helpful if everything you read is bullshit.

JFK post script: Cronkite, Perlstein and more.

November 22, 2013

PLOS ONE: Long-Term Unemployment Is Associated with Short Telomeres in 31-Year-Old Men: An Observational Study in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966.

McDonald’s To Employees: Return Gifts.

Chu, Fellow Reps Introduce Women’s Right to Safe Abortion Bill.

One-Eyed Teen With Cancer Is Told Her Appearance Is ‘A Slap in the Face to God.’

Paid Sick Leave is Popular — So Corporate America is Lobbying Against Democracy.

Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts Are Bad For Employees, Bosses, And Productivity.

The Hunger Games movies would be better if they were as dark as the books.

November 21, 2013

There’s also the fetishization of the “natural” and the strong desire to believe that nature knows best and has worked everything out and civilization is a corruption of our perfect state.

They just wanted to shoot the messenger.

A Funny Little Story About The Media.

Inequality is (Literally) Killing America.

When We Lose Antibiotics, Here’s Everything Else We’ll Lose Too.

November 20, 2013

Why pressing ‘upload’ means losing your rights.

Official wants to de-fund library, users should ‘go back to Mexico.’

November 19, 2013

English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet.

GI Jesus and his rock hard abs.

National Crime Victimization Survey: A new report finds that the Justice Department has been undercounting instances of rape and sexual assault.

In the day to day detail of their lives, believe it or not, even many peasants had more freedom than most industrial and post-industrial workers do. Very true. They were poorer, but often more free.

November 18, 2013

Catalan Politician Does Unthinkable, Threatens Spain’s Creditors.

March of the interns.

November 17, 2013

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today.

A Day In the Life of An Empowered Female Character.

“She giggles, lacing her Chuck ….”

The Impossible Dream in the United States: An Annual Paid Vacation.

November 16, 2013

Arizona Approves Grid-Connection Fees For Solar Rooftops.

The Craigslist killers.

Google BBS Terminal. Brings back memories.

How cities change the weather.

Why You Should Never Have Taken That Prestigious Internship.

Evolution Can Select for Evolvability, Penn Biologists Find.

Liberals Should Fight Like Hell for Single Payer Health Care.

Recent surface warming has probably been underestimated.

Mozambique Diary: Poetic justice.

November 15, 2013

Guess they didn’t see The Descent. But glad they didn’t cave. Or did cave. Ok, I’m sunk now.

When Praise Hurts: The Psychology Of Gushing.

November 14, 2013

Cisco’s disastrous quarter shows how NSA spying could freeze US companies out of a trillion-dollar opportunity.

What happens when trivial sexism is ignored?

Wikileaks Disclosure of Trade Deal Chapter Shows It Will Kill People and Internet; House Opposition is Widespread.

Progressive Sheepdogs, Democrat Sheep: Broken Promises & the Minimum Wage.

How McDonald’s and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens.

Your Weight on Other Worlds.

The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone.

16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here.

November 13, 2013

For Libertarianism To Work, People Have To Know All The Things All The Time.

What it means to be a monster.

School starting age: the evidence.

Thank Goodness Someone Is Finally Working On An Emergency Pizza Button.

A Foolproof Solution for Saving the Earth: Shrink All Humans.

Weighing an owl.

Interview: Allie Brosh, Author Of ‘Hyperbole And A Half.’

November 12, 2013

Recovery’s Great If You Were Already Rich (or Even Modestly Well Off).

We are subject to enough delusions in this life without adding to them the belief that the girl with the name tag is secretly in love with us.

A Social Critique Without Social Science.

November 11, 2013

Food Friggers and Costs of Living.

Looking Nature in the Mouth.

November 10, 2013

Too much of too little: How the food-stamp diet is leaving the Rio Grande Valley both hungry and obese.

The Harvester- America’s only Carnivorous Butterfly.