April 19, 2015

Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility.

When it comes to over-consuming both food and fuel, the United States is in a league by itself.

First Women.

April 18, 2015

The 5 Worst Things About the Techno-Libertarians Solidifying Their Grasp on Our Economy and Culture.

June 13, 1922: Veterans Bureau employee Viola LaLonde and Census Bureau employee Elizabeth Van Tuyl pose beside a Ford automobile before making their cross-country drive from Washington, DC to San Francisco.

Ooh, are we talking about fragile masculinity? According to an ex-friend, apple crisp is gay too.

War On Teacher Pensions = War On Women.

How Corporate America Invented Christian America.

Deadwood’s Historical Accuracy.

GOP passes massive tax break for millionaires, billionaires.

April 17, 2015

Walmart Raises Suspicions After Closing 5 Stores In Same Day For “Plumbing” Problems. Busting unions.

Can civilisation reboot without fossil fuels?

Pentagon and Army officials this year are determining whether women can even qualify for, much less complete in, the grueling two-month Ranger School.

An actual guy named “Null” causes database problems. Wonder what happens with his sister, “Drop.”

Yes, You Can Catch Insanity: Reviving the debate about the immune system and mental illness.

BuzzFeed’s censorship problem.

April 16, 2015

dieselsnob: Progress man. Progress. I’ve never…. How is this even the same person? Good fucking work.

Pregnancy abs model Sarah Stage gives birth to healthy eight pound baby boy. So much for that FA skinny-shaming bullshit.

Why Multiculturalism Failed.

The difference between GE and me.

Great Samus Aran consplay.

Study reveals ‘unhappiest’ cities in the U.S.


Gun violence costs more than $700 per American per year. Entirely too much so some idiots can live out their Clint Eastwood fantasies.

Why The FDA Has Never Looked At Some Of The Additives In Our Food.

The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life.

April 15, 2015

Has Obamacare Turned Voters Against Sharing the Wealth?

People want to ban books with diversity.

A 10-year study of chimpanzees in Senegal shows females playing an unexpectedly big role in hunting and males, surprisingly, letting smaller and weaker hunters keep their prey.

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist. Umm, yay?

Is Your Job ‘Routine’? If So, It’s Probably Disappearing.

5 Ways Our Generation Has Ruined “Being Offended.”

The surprising downsides of being clever.

And if our best designers, ensconced in their labs with world-class teams, cannot reliably produce successful products, we should admit to ourselves that perhaps so-called “design science” remains much less developed than computer science, and that we’d do well to stay humble despite our rising stature.

The Gene Genies, Part 1: The Squids of Lamarck.

A Field Guide to the American Sandwich.

Pluto’s First Color Portrait From the New Horizons Probe.

April 14, 2015

Work makes Fritos.

The mythic quest for early warnings.

An illustrative (not exhaustive) list of just how impenetrable some scholar’s beliefs are when it comes to considering evidence that our evolved human mind might be something more than a domain-general learning mechanism writing on an asexual, ungendered blank slate.

Dixie is Dead.

The future of loneliness.

Grant Versus Lee.

“Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?” and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans.

Obama really is a great example of why the Democratic Party is nothing more than “not quite as bad as the Republican Party.”

April 13, 2015

How Not to Protect Pregnant Women.

Man Always Carries Gun In Case He Needs To Escalate Situation.

Trinity syndrome and failed parody in The Lego Movie.

Research on teen crashes confirms that reporters selling books on phone risks hype phone risks.

Chels frm @londonmgtgroup.

Relative to normal weight, both obesity (all grades) and grades 2 and 3 obesity were associated with significantly higher all-cause mortality.

The problem is that anti-prostitution efforts (offered under the guise of anti-trafficking efforts)…threaten basic principles of sexual rights and freedom for consenting adults, conflate commercial sex with human trafficking, direct public funds to police rather than to victim prevention and support, and make sex work more stigmatized, criminalized and dangerous for everyone.

Internet shaming: The legal history of shame and its costs and benefits.

April 11, 2015

No Boys Allowed: School visits as a woman writer.

Entertainment industry opposes DMCA exemption for abandoned games. Piracy at this point will be the only way to preserve culture.

Florida teen charged with felony hacking for using password his teacher showed him.

Middle-Class Identity vs. Middle-Income Reality.

April 10, 2015

What’s vital.

The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them.  Article should say “much more valuable” handouts.

The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct.

Sad Puppies’ Hijacking of the Hugo Awards Won’t Stifle Diversity in Science Fiction.

Our coming theocratic hell: Look out, the right’s “religious freedom” push is just the beginning.

Add it up.

L’excès de masse grasse des patients atteints d’obésité et/ou de diabète de type 2 entraine une atrophie musculaire.

Waist-to-height ratio. Marilyn Monroe: extremely slim.

If the goal is for a machine can convince a human that it’s human, then the machine has to assume some kind of gender because we see all humans as having a gender.

Pride in mediocrity.

April 9, 2015

The war against humanities at Britain’s universities.

The growing childishness of American adults. FA movement is part of what Mallick observes.

How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used to Justify Racism, Sexism and Slavery Throughout History.

Wei et al. and Ragen’s Deadly Health Advice.

Joint Precision Airdrop System. No more trucks falling on my head? Nice!

The myth of Europe’s Little Ice Age.

Record U.S. Capital Spending Is Last Thing the Market Wants.

Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart in ‘Clouds of Sils Maria.’

This Worm Creates A New Self Inside Its Existing Self.

Of Bathtubs, Bombshells and Boilerplate.

Why ‘C’ is the Default Hard Drive Letter in So Many Computers.

Amphetamines Are Hiding In Your Supplements.

Seriously, Stop Demonizing Almonds.

April 8, 2015

YouTube’s copyright system has taken Rand Paul’s presidential announcement offline.

Big energy’s campaign cash keeps solar down in Florida.

Both bureaucracies and today’s computers face the same fundamental limitation: they are unable to cope with the boundless variety of human life.

Rethinking the Origins of the Lock.

Most Published Research Findings Are False—But a Little Replication Goes a Long Way.

In other words, most interviews are a waste of time because 99.4 percent of the time is spent trying to confirm whatever impression the interviewer formed in the first ten seconds

Weight Can Be an Obstacle to Organ Donation.

Fat Denial: When Self-Help Mantras Can Backfire.

The “Food Babe” Blogger Is Full of Shit.

150 years of delusional thinking by the politicians of the Confederacy.

Mice sing just like birds, but we can’t hear them.

Becca Swanson. 600 pound benchpress. I struggled like mad to get to 250.

Wild turkeys gone wild.

Columbia’s Journalism School didn’t need to issue a report. Funny that journalism standards I worked under in the Army are higher than almost all “real” pubs.

April 7, 2015

On the progression of the progressive in early Modern English.

The teenager who saved a man with an SS tattoo.

Still Evolving Truths.

Key West Declared a Faux War on the United States in 1982.

Research: Piracy Increases Literacy and Access to Knowledge.

Wisconsin Rolls Out Statewide Work Requirements for Food Stamps.