September 22, 2014


Groping women is not a “prank.”

Massive survey makes sense of the diversity of quasars.

Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic Abuse Problem Than the NFL.

Why Ordinary People Bear Economic Risks and Donald Trump Doesn’t.

In Maine, climate change is taking a toll.

A 15 Centimeter Hagfish Nano-thread With Near Gigapascal Tensile Strength Is Wound Up In A Single Cell.

September 21, 2014

Chocolatey. Basically apt-get for Windows.

The family graveyard is a lie?

Unobservable Selection and Coefficient Stability: Theory and Evidence.

Ephemeral superheavy atoms coaxed into exotic molecules.

The reactionaries are just plain wrong about gaming’s future.

Why do Americans put up with this?

Fake Name Generator.

The Problem with “Privilege.”

How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign.

How Big is the Library of Babel?

The Scottish vote was a class war and the rich won.

September 20, 2014

Since 1990, the US has slipped from 7th to 16th in female labor force participation among advanced democracies.

Ronald Reagan. True about Carter being the last honest president we’ve had.

Big Media: If You Want Privacy, You’re Probably a Pirate.

The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams on Race, Comedy, and Her Role in “Girls.”

David Bowie as Tilda Swinton, with Tilda Swinton as David Bowie by Jeff Cronenweth.

How U.S. drug laws destroyed the McDonald’s coffee stirring spoon.

Bendy silicon is sensitive enough to register a falling virus.

September 19, 2014

The Refuge of the Classroom.

Sarah Kendzior on Twitter: “Poor wages in media, academia, research means work is conducted by people without dependents. This informs worldview, questions they ask.”

Creationism is just the start: How right-wing Christians are warping America’s schools.

Larry Ellison’s Oracle Started As a CIA Project.

Newspapers Want To Charge Subscribers Extra To Receive Black Friday Ads.

Men mistreat and degrade women not because of “promiscuity”, but because of sexism.

Did Industry Cause Nations?

What Actually Works If We Want To Increase Gender Diversity In Corporate America.

The History of the Microprocessor and the Personal Computer.

In 2008 we apparently reached Peak Menu.

How your brain actually makes decisions while you sleep.

Camera Traps Capture “Fantastically Bizarre” Animal Hitchhiking.

September 18, 2014

Adolph Reed on Obama Before He Was President.

Uo, the rain caller.

Marketing, teenage boys and teenage girls.

Kim Kardashian—and maybe Kim Kardashian alone—has figured out how to make a fortune on the countless hours of emotional labor most women are expected to perform for free.

Germs Spread Unbelievably Fast in the Workplace. It can take as little as 2 hours for one stomach-flu sufferer to contaminate half of a single office.

What Happens When Sharks Disappear?

America’s middle class: Poorer than you think.

Americans Have No Idea How Regressive Their State and Local Taxes Are

Facebook’s “real name” policy isn’t just discriminatory, it’s dangerous.

Nature of war: Chimps inherently violent; Study disproves theory that ‘chimpanzee wars’ are sparked by human influence.

Scotland Should Plan On Having Its Own Currency.

The real Olive Garden scandal: Why greedy hedge funders suddenly care so much about breadsticks.

September 17, 2014

Fixing climate change is effectively free when all factors are considered.


Professors Love Answering Cold Emails from White Dudes, “Meh” on Everyone Else.

The contractor dodge — “it wasn’t us, it was our contractor!”

You Can’t Feed a Family With GDP.

June-August was the hottest summer globally since we’ve kept records.

Costumes of identity.

It would not at all be incorrect to call the Republicans the White Man’s Party.

Liberalism has the following weaknesses.

How drones and UAVs are already affecting construction jobsites.

On Art and Politics: A Letter to the Millennials.

Impossible Cookware and Other Triumphs of the Penrose Tile.

Perceptions Haven’t Caught Up to Decline in Crime.

Obama Administration hobbles the Endangered Species Act.

The Crazy, Ingenious Plan to Bring Hippopotamus Ranching to America.

So You Want to Understand Bayes’ Theorem and/or Look at Photos of Cats.

September 16, 2014

One of the Most-Cited Statistics About Sex Work is Wrong. And that ain’t the only one.

Evolution of music sales.

Language Myth # 6 Women Talk Too Much. I have probably linked to this before. I do not give a shit.

My Least Favorite Trope.

Going Medieval: The Revival of “Apothecary.”

Deprecated Linux networking commands and their replacements.

Early Earth less hellish than previously thought.

Public Opinion in Real America.

On the costs of talking about consent.


Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders.

Surgeon Removes Brain Tumor from Goldfish.

September 15, 2014

Edward Bouchet.

If Obedience Is a Condition of Existence, Then We Must Resist by Disappearing.

Say Hello To The FBI’s National Facial Recognition System.

It’s difficult to think of a moment when a company as large as Ford made as significant a shift with a product that accounts for such a significant chunk of its sales.

Barbara Lee was the lone dissenter in the post-9/11 vote authorizing military force. Many called her a traitor. But her constituents shared her concerns—and history has vindicated them.

Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium?

Exploring the US Federal Budget.

The laws of shitty dashboards.

Edge of Tomorrow Deserves Serious Respect For Its Practical Effects.

The Myth of Magical Futures.

The world is a rainbow of assholes.

Russia and the Menace of Unreality.

September 14, 2014

They Are Not Trolls. They Are Men.

‘Dying Out Here’: U.S. Job Gains Leave Black Women Behind.

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Detained by Cops Because They Assumed She Was a Hooker.

All these effing geniuses: Ezra Klein, expert-driven journalism, and the phony Washington consensus.

In the 1950s, 65 percent of all children under 15 were being raised in traditional breadwinner-homemaker families. Today, only 22 percent are.

After a Puzzling Pause, the Gender Revolution Continues.

Whoops! Grandmas are tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook.

Young Households Are Losing Ground in Income, Despite Education.

September 13, 2014

About two million Americans age 60 and older are in debt from unpaid student loans.

Briffits and Squeans.

I’m A Gamer.