January 31, 2015

Don’t Turn America Into Europe: No To Austerity.

Here’s What’s at the Heart of the Crisis in Greece.

Some potentially habitable planets began as gaseous, Neptune-like worlds.

Medieval Speech Bubbles.

Crash on AL interstate caused by trucker pulling his own tooth.

After Billions in Subsidies, The Final Verizon FiOS Map Is Bleak as Hell. “Rollout.”

Planting a Clock That Tracks Hours by Flowers.

Surviving Data Science “at the Speed of Hype.”

January 30, 2015

We Don’t Need More “Financial Literacy.” We Need Actual Consumer Protection.

If Obama Gets His Way, Sharing This Story Will Soon Be a Felony.

How big banks turn prisons into profit centers.

Danish “Archer” Demonstrates Gullibility of Audience.

Deeply conservative Oklahoma adjusts to sudden arrival of same-sex marriage.

In 1977, it was possible to still have dreams. It is 38 years later, and dreams seem like a quaint affectation of a bygone era.

Why Every Movie Looks Sort of Orange and Blue.

Florida’s future will be defined by a noisy, contentious public debate over taxes, zoning, public works projects, and property rights—a debate forced by rising waters.

January 29, 2015

Ancient Sea Rise Tale Told Accurately for 10,000 Years.

Irena Sendler.

Scapegoating poor people for the housing crash is dumb. This study shows just how dumb.

Jonathan Chait’s anti-political correctness essay, unpacked.

Food for Monsters?

January 28, 2015

Clever Logos.

The Greek election result is a historic watershed – and it’s middle-aged working-class women who have organised it.

Are we ready for companies that run themselves?

Barrett Brown’s sentence is unjust, but it may become the norm for journalists.

Why people hate economics, in one lesson.

Reasons You Were Not Promoted That are Totally Unrelated to Gender.

Investment Riches Built on Subprime Auto Loans to Poor.

January 27, 2015

Canadian’s lucky iron fish saves lives in Cambodia.

The reality is that writing – literary or as a journalist – pays so poorly these days and is so often expected to be done for “exposure” rather than money that only people who don’t need a paycheck can afford (pun intended) to do it.

Serving Life for Surviving Abuse.

Out of steppe: the $28bn plan to modernise Mongolia’s Ulan Bator.

Justice Department spies on millions of cars.

Book Review: Victoria Vantoch, The Jet Sex: Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American Icon.

January 26, 2015

What happens, in every case where writers and TV reporters with no background in military reporting try to describe “women warriors” is that they sexualize everything, ignore the real context, and betray a deep misogyny in every word they write or speak on camera.

Science by democracy doesn’t work.

Billionaire says the rest of us are living too large.

Particles accelerate without a push.

He’s not suddenly Paul Krugman: Let’s not morph Obama into Elizabeth Warren quite yet.

Nuclear weapons, the Doomsday Clock and our biology.

Kill the Poor.

FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You’re Connected To TOR Or a VPN.

O’Reilly drops ebook DRM, sees 104% increase in sales.

January 25, 2015

Global warming’s effects are coming on faster than previously thought.

Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.

The connections in autistic brains are idiosyncratic and individualized. Each autistics’ brain is distinct; non-autistics’ brains are remarkably uniform.

This Industry Is Still Completely Ridiculous.

‘The Fall’s’ dark take on men and violence.

I wish I’d never reported my rape.

How the CIA made Google.

Hollywood Calling: Luise Rainer, Sally Hawkins, and the First Law of Telephone Scenes.

GOP senator who boasted about her family’s self-reliance received $460K in federal subsidies.

January 24, 2015

The Politics of Economic Stupidity.

The GOP White Guy Club Vs. Gynecology.

What if the Public Understood How Money Works?

Comcast’s CEO called the White House to talk it out of strong net neutrality rules.

It Should Not Be Illegal to Hack Your Own Car’s Computer.

Why I Am Not a Maker.

How a $12 Million Monet Was Repaired After Some Idiot Punched It.

Potential Moms and Painkillers! Today’s Study Popularization.

L Words: The Dark Side and Britney Spears.

January 23, 2015

Dead dreams and lies.

White ‘Survivalist’ Shoots Police Chief Four Times, Is Released Without Being Arrested Or Charged.

Bjork Pitchfork interview: She’s tired of not getting credit for her music, just like MIA, Taylor Swift, Neko Case, Solange Knowles, Grimes, more.

Women’s Tennis Star Asked To ‘Give Us A Twirl’ On Court. Can’t we just watch them play? Isn’t that enough?

My mother says when I get older my dusty hair will….

The Camera that changed the Universe.

According to the new mores, any mention of structural social inequality is tantamount to a declaration of class warfare.

January 22, 2015

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered.

Meet the woman who can’t feel fear.

Researchers in Antarctica have discovered fish and other aquatic animals living in perpetual darkness and cold, beneath a roof of ice 740 meters thick.

America’s best-selling cars and trucks are built on lies: The rise of fake engine noise.

Good Text Formatting on Webpages.

January 21, 2015

Study Shows Brain Stores Seemingly Trivial Memories, Just in Case.

January 20, 2015

A Terrifying Near Miss Experience On The Highway.

Physics: Superstitions and Allegories?

Ancient Viruses Gain New Functions in the Brain.

January 19, 2015

New police radars can ‘see’ inside homes.

“It’s [Not] Okay”: How Women Die In Comic Book Movies. Or movies in general.

January 18, 2015

Jesperson’s Cycle.

Among the Disrupted.

What is Beauty?

January 17, 2015

Why We (Still) Believe in Private Offices.

Hermione Granger and the Goddamn Patriarchy.

A 12-Hour Window for a Healthy Weight.

People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened.

Holder limits seized-asset sharing process that split billions with local, state police.

Survey says security products waste our time.

The availability of inexpensive fiber-optic access in cities is rapidly becoming as important a social issue as electrification was decades ago; like electricity, cheap and unlimited Internet access is an essential input into every aspect of future economic, cultural and social life.

January 16, 2015

Home Care Workers Denied The Right To Make Minimum Wage And Overtime.

It’s like we’ve thrown up our hands collectively and admitted that we have given up on the idea of having anything that’s actually Good in this society and now we simply pick the best of whatever shit options are available and call that Good.

Substituting fear for common sense.

Belief that some fields require ‘brilliance’ may keep women out.

EU consumer prices fall for first time on record. Note: Since 1997 when records began.

The Magic of Education.

But Where Do People Work in This Office?

Thin atmosphere is enough to keep many exoplanets spinning.

Convergence in Two Global Economies.

January 15, 2015

Carnivorous Plant Is Clever Even Without a Brain.

Be Invisible. Be silent.