February 28, 2014

California Reaped Large Savings by Diverting Drug-Using Offenders Into Treatment.

30 Million Acres of Unused Land …..The American Lawn.

24-bit color sucks.

February 27, 2014

The Videogame That Finally Made Me Feel Like a Human Being.

Harriet the Spy: The most unlikable hero in children’s lit.

Police Chief Says Jaywalkers Should Be Grateful Police Don’t RAPE Them.

Keeping Terrorist Sabotage of Our Infrastructure in Context.

Lesser Evil Dems Faux-Fight for Near-Starvation Minimum Wage.

Meth Panic! American Media’s Drug Hysteria Vilifies Poor People.

February 26, 2014

The audacious rescue plan that might have saved space shuttle Columbia.

The shocking numbers behind corporate welfare.

Only 90s Web Developers Remember This.

February 25, 2014

The internet is fucked.

February 24, 2014

La douleur exquise.

February 23, 2014

Americans Are Getting Gouged Over LTE Data Speeds And Costs.

My life in London’s houseboat slums.

One of the Most Alarming Internet Proposals I’ve Ever Seen.

The Historical Verisimilitude of Orcs.

More Guns Means More, Not Fewer, Calls To The Police.

Welcome to Algorithmic Prison.

February 22, 2014

St. Mary’s College considers basing president’s salary off that of cleaning staff.

What Men Find Behind Female Masks.

A growing body of research supports what was once a startling conclusion: vitamins don’t help. In fact, they hamper performance.

February 21, 2014

Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Fail.

February 20, 2014

“It’s dead”: Kansas municipal Internet ban was “stabbed, shot, and hanged.”

February 19, 2014

The Creeping Expansion of Corporate Civil Rights.

Survive one Chevron fracking explosion, get a pizza and pop FREE!

Windows 8 UX designer on Metro: “It is the antithesis of a power user.”

This App Trains You to See Farther.

Wooden doll make-up.

We Are Living in Boom Times for Debt Collectors.

February 17, 2014

Santa’s revenge: Arctic ice may be putting US in a long, deep freeze.

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Really Has Nothing to do With You and Me.

February 16, 2014

The Big Idea: Pamela Ribon.

The Believer – The Empathy Exams.

February 15, 2014

What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun?

February 14, 2014

Employers are squeezing their workers’ retirement savings, holding back on both the amount and the timing of 401(k) matching funds and dragging out vesting schedules.

Internet troll personality study: Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism. Not exactly a shocking finding.

Frank Gehry Is Still the World’s Worst Living Architect.

February 13, 2014

Why the Comcast-Time Warner Deal Is Far More Dangerous Than You Think.

February 12, 2014

The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks’ Most Devious Scam Yet.

No Dancing.

February 10, 2014

How a Few Monster Tech Firms are Taking Over Everything from Media to Space Travel and What it Means for the Rest of Us.

High-Speed Trading Isn’t About Efficiency—It’s About Cheating.

15 Photos From The Massive Progressive Protest You Didn’t Hear About This Weekend.

February 9, 2014

The water quality in Sochi’s hotels has been making headlines lately, but that’s nothing compared to what thousands of Americans are experiencing after two recent chemical spills.

February 8, 2014

Everything and everyone is being profiled all the time, often incompetently.

February 7, 2014

Florida Ordinance Makes It Illegal For Homeless To Use Blankets.

The ocean is broken.

ICE/ISEE-3 to return to an Earth no longer capable of speaking to it.

Scarlett Johansson with no makeup for Vanity Fair.

Florida shelled out more money for drug testing than it saved by denying welfare benefits to people who tested positive for drugs.

February 6, 2014

Small business opportunities.

What happens with digital rights management in the real world?

February 5, 2014

If robots divide us, they will conquer.

Widening the goalposts in medical trials.

February 4, 2014

Inflicting our groomed identities on each other soon became its own problem.

Economist’s View: ‘Money and Class.’

We Discovered Too Late That Tortoises Are Expert Landscapers.

Groundhog Decade: We’re Stuck In A Movie Where It’s Always The Hottest Decade On Record.

Oil sands pollution two to three times higher than thought.

February 3, 2014

New C-27J Cargo Planes Stored In Arizona Boneyard.

The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World.

Anyone Who Thinks America Has High Taxes Needs To Look At These Charts.

We Are Giving Ourselves Cancer.

February 2, 2014

The defense ministers of Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Germany.

Why The Keystone Pipeline Will Actually RAISE Gas Prices In the U.S.

The “Dancing Girl” from Mohenjo-daro.

Followup: Pro-family, pro-children, anti-marriage promotion.

People don’t generally think, “I’m going to work hard at this entry level job because I want to be Bill Gates!” They think that the entry level job may lead to a reasonable life. But that expectation is looking more and more like wishing to become Bill Gates.

Walmart warns: Food stamp cuts hurt our profits.

More Killed by Toddlers Than Terrorists in U.S.

February 1, 2014

Reinventing Explanation.

Grad student finally gets phylogenetic tree he agrees with.

Verizon Has Been Quietly Increasing FiOS Fees.

“We have this smoking gun”: Monsanto is killing the monarch butterflies.

medievalpoc and critical archive production as spectacle (featuring a rumination on images of women in computing).