May 16, 2015

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans.

GOP head of Senate environment committee says carbon pollution is good for the Earth.

The Secret Corporate Takeover.

What is wrong with “How to Make an Attractive City.”

A Philosopher Explains Why Growing Up Is So Hard.

May 15, 2015

“It’s a myth that we have no control over our body weight,” says JoAnn Manson, an obesity expert and chief of preventive medicine at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Windows 10 will automatically install Candy Crush Saga, bundleware comes to Redmond. What. The. Fuck.

Watch A Diamond Burn In Pure Oxygen.

Two people who saw a police encounter on Wednesday reported different details; video footage showed they were both wrong.

First Warm-Blooded Fish Found.

Censored Picasso on Fox: What other art history masterpieces would look like censored by a local news station. The Rothko: LOL.

Women drivers are better than men, says new research.

US Companies Are Throwing a Fit Because They’re Losing Control Over the Internet.


Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA).

The Confederate Diaspora.

Tiny diamonds wrapped in graphene get rid of friction. For those really special nights.

May 14, 2015

The top 25 hedge fund managers earn more than all kindergarten teachers in U.S. combined. And are a huge net negative to the world.

The mind-bending effects of foreign accent syndrome.

Why Wegmans really is the best supermarket in the U.S.

Keystone activists don’t run around in the woods in camo gear with guns pretending to play revolutionary. They are not violent. And yet the government spied on them.

6 Reasons Modern Movie CGI Looks Surprisingly Crappy.

Let dandelions grow. Bees, beetles and birds need them.

An increase in BMI by only a factor of 1, for example from 29 to 30, increases your cancer risk by between 3% and 10% for the said types of cancer.

May 13, 2015

“Your generation would probably ‘livetweet’ the apocalypse.”

Jennifer Doudna, a Pioneer Who Helped Simplify Genome Editing.

Old people are not very sharp, are they?

Push to End Prison Rapes Loses Earlier Momentum.

Genetically identical animals raised under similar conditions can make very different choices.

May 12, 2015

How Soaring Housing Costs Impoverish a Whole Generation and Maul the Real Economy.

Mysterious Islands Are A Hotspot For Marine Hybrids.

Pilcrows in the service of science.


If fast track passes, TPP’s passage is inevitable.

A Visual History of Gender and Employment.

Mother Still Searching For Preschool That Focuses Exclusively On Her Son.

Wyoming just criminalized citizen science.

May 11, 2015

Cats and Mouse: At Disneyland, Mickey has plenty of feline company.

Congratulations, Class of 2015. You’re the Most Indebted Ever (For Now).

Galadriel, Witch-Queen of Lórien.

What fascinates me about sexual harassment is that the responsibility to stop the inappropriate behavior is put on the person who is being harassed.

When a Gun Is Not a Gun.

Verizon To Exit Wireline Business Within 10 Years.

Scientists Find Alarming Deterioration In DNA Of The Urban Poor.

How trolls chip away at women.

Social conservatism isn’t dead, Part XXIV.

Oprah is one of a new group of elite storytellers who present practical solutions to society’s problems that can be found within the logic of existing profit-driven structures of production and consumption.

Let’s talk about periods.

May 10, 2015

The corporation is a government defined entity. There is nothing natural about it.

1975 Article On Internet Spying Not Written By Time Traveler, Probably.

Russian Artist Compares Famous Designers’ Dresses With Nature.

An astounding number of troll-made artifacts have been adopted by a much wider pop cultural audience… Mainstream culture is overrun with the brainchildren of subcultural trolls.

Here are these methods that respected researchers (including economists) use, that get published in top journals, but which are clearly wrong, in the sense of giving estimates and uncertainty statements that we don’t believe.

Far Away From Me.

May 9, 2015

Private prisons can sue states for millions if they don’t stay full.

But merely adding a grocery store to a poor neighborhood, it appears, doesn’t make a very big difference.

What is never questioned in the political establishment is how a country with crumbling bridges and mass poverty can afford to spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year on the military.


The Trans-Pacific Partnership suggests Obama has no sense of irony. In reality, Obama is now in the “how do I get paid after White Housin'” phase of his presidency.

May 8, 2015

Ferguson and the Criminalization of American Life.

Pollen May Help Clouds Form, Increase Rainfall.

A stored SSD, without power, can start to lose data in as little as a single week on the shelf.

How friendship became a tool of the powerful.

Wisconsin Republicans Would Spend Millions To Micromanage Poor People’s Shopping.

Attention Parents: Your Neighborhood Matters More Than You Do.

The Town That Creep Built.

May 7, 2015

On Belle Gibson, Jess Ainscough, And The Inherent Bullshit Of The Wellness Aesthetic.

IBM’s supercomputer Watson will be used to make decisions about cancer care in 14 hospitals in the US and Canada, it has been announced.

Republicans kill successful birth-control program in Colorado.

Future dustbowl? Fracking ravages Great Plains land and water. We are a deeply stupid species and on the scale of geologic time will be extinct soon.

May 6, 2015

Dissolve My Nobel Prize! Fast! (A True Story).

A cunning crab spider.

A Catcaller Told Me He Wanted to Spit on My Vagina, So I Told His Employer.

The Crazy Connection Between Color And The Existence of Life.

Sexual Harassment Is Real, Part II.


Investigating the Myths Surrounding Charlie Hebdo.

May 5, 2015

Building work starts on first all-robot manufacturing plant in China’s Dongguan.

Test drive of a petrol car.

The Questions People Asked Advice Columnists in the 1690s.

Physics people.

Every Questions In Every Q&A Session Ever.

Recruiters Use ‘Digital Native’ As Code For ‘No Old Folks.’

May 4, 2015

If someone eats fewer calories than he or she expends, weight loss occurs. If that person consumes more, weight gain happens. TRIGGERED.

Why The Powers That Be Are Pushing A Cashless Society.

The Linguistics of LOL.

Why Women Troll Other Women on the Internet.

The Mission To Save The Internet By Rewiring It From The Name Up. What IPv6 should’ve been.

The Wall Street bonus pool for last year is roughly double the total earnings of all Americans who work full time at the federal minimum wage.

Facebook knows even more about you than you realize. Here’s what Facebook knows about me: not a goddamn thing.

Why Is the Merger Called Mayonnaise Loved—& Hated—so Deeply?

15 Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea.

May 3, 2015

Energy Is Not Conserved.

Hear the “Seikilos Epitaph,” the Oldest Complete Song in the World: An Inspiring Tune from 100 BC.

Drone Strikes Aren’t Any More Immoral Than Manned Airstrikes.

Il Foudrait L’inventer? Voltaire a vraiment écrit “Il faudrait l’inventer.” Text is in English.

David Brooks and the Federal Government’s $14,000 Per Year Per Poor Person.

A guy named Bottom gets turned into a donkey by a fairy for the sake of a play on the word “ass.”

145 Intellectuals Agree: Dead Cartoonists Aren’t Worthy of Free-Speech Award if Their Murderers Come From a Disadvantaged Minority.

May 2, 2015

The NRA is going after Tim McGraw after he headlined a Sandy Hook Benefit Concert after McGraw’s own filddle player’s 7-year old was murdered in the Sandy Hook shooting. The NRA and PETA. Put them in a cage and let them finish each other off.