May 31, 2016

Yahoo!…tests more than 45,000 combinations of headlines and images every five minutes on its home page.

Microsoft Removes 260-Character Path Length Limit in Windows 10 Redstone. Only 20 years late.

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person.

Lost at Sea on the Brink of the Second World War.

Abracadabra: The Only Good Magician is a Dead Magician. I think I read this book during the 80s.

Modern Distribution of Celtic Languages.

Want to spell check? Read the fine print.

Plants Know When They’re Being Touched.

Why the Very Poor Have Become Poorer.

On the Wildness of Children.

How Not to Explain Success.

May 30, 2016

The future of Facebook is more bias, not less.

What Does It Mean To Be Poor in Germany?

Extraordinary Images Of The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship By Jonathan Danko Kielkowski.

Fame Is Other People. The last part is chilling, why I favor human extinction.

The Brightness of Moonlight.

Neighbors said to fear ‘transient academics.’ This is not satire, apparently. NIMBYism at its finest.

In a country where 16.4 percent of women will be victims of sexual assault we are told to deal with what we have and try to not let it happen again.

Those who argue that “rates of tuition are roughly the same compared to what the baby boomers had to pay when one factors in inflation” are blatantly wrong.

Do Brutes Vote For Trump Or Sanders? I address Tyler Cowen’s Theory.

One of the World’s Greatest Art Collections Hides Behind This Fence. The superrich have stashed millions of works in tax-free storage. So what does that mean for the art?

We know that children who live in violent neighbourhoods are more likely to develop PTSD. Yet we still have no name for what happens to women living in a culture that hates them.

Two water safety patrollers on Jet Skis at Maverick’s reef turned around to see deadly 100-foot waves crashing toward them. They had just seconds to figure out how to stay alive.

Naomi Klein – Let Them Drown.

New data shows a deeper polarization of ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in housing.

An Archive of Fugitive Slave Ads Sheds New Light on Lost Histories.


May 29, 2016

Dr. Bree Putman on Rattlesnakes.

Facebook begins tracking non-users around the internet.

Pulsed terawatt lasers create some surprising effects when shone through the air—including the channeling of light.

A billion prices can’t be wrong.

Doom and Gloom Democrats.

Ruth Whippman on tidying, Marie Kondo and women.

The Life of a Lichenologist.

Shedding light on bird egg color: pigment as parasol and the dark car effect.

The first wave of robots taking over human jobs is upon us. Well, no — started in the 1960s in car factories. But is accelerating.

All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020.

May 28, 2016

Freaking out about.

Mars has just exited an extreme ice age, one so intense it would have put Earth’s recent frosty foray to shame.

Where they are wrong is in thinking that Sanders is some kind of radical. For all we hear about incrementalism with regard to Clinton, Sanders is also an incrementalist. Number one reason I don’t support him, right there.

Essentially you and I are being taxed to provide private security to Walmart on the public dime.

Why sons hold marriages together. Surprise, it’s sexism and misogyny! Are you surprised yet?

Joris van der Ploeg.

Economic reflections on the Fall of Constantinople.

Naomi Klein Explains How the Rise of Trump and Sanders Proves She Was Right All Along.

Portraits with Glowing Makeup Reacting to UV Light.

FBI Raids Dental Software Researcher Who Found Patient Records On Public Server. Visiting an FTP site is “hacking” now. Ha.

On peeled oranges, dehumanisation, and social attitudes.

As for affluent white liberals, they are obliged to profess their affection for poor black people even as they organize their entire lives around avoiding sending their children to school with them.

Orphan Black is 100% devoted to women joining together to fight for control of their bodies.

The latte is a lie, and buying coffee has nothing to do with debt.

People Were Stealing Music Long Before Millennials Ruined Everything with Internet Pirating. False definition of “stealing” but the history is OK.

May 27, 2016

Comcast Users Must Now Pay $50 Per Month Extra to Avoid Caps. And I will never live anywhere Comcast is the only choice.

Clinton’s inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules.

Still Standing.

The Gentrification of Public Space.

Cloud-seeding surprise could improve climate predictions. A molecule made by trees can seed clouds, suggesting that pre-industrial skies were less sunny than thought.

Why Education Does Not Fix Poverty.

Congrats, FBI, You’ve Now Convinced Silicon Valley To Encrypt And Dump Log Files.

Oil sands found to be a leading source of air pollution in North America.

No, this isn’t the start of the antibiotic apocalypse, just bad reporting.

Reboot: Adidas to make shoes in Germany again – but using robots.

Why IQ matters more than grit.

Expert: Millennials can’t find stamps, don’t mail in ballots. What are stamps?

Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor? This is really good, useful.

May 26, 2016

If I Could Be Just Completely Honest For A Second, I Believe Exactly What You Believe.

Hillary Clinton’s Energy Initiative Pressed Countries to Embrace Fracking, New Emails Reveal.

The Federal Government Must Stop Catholic Hospitals From Harming More Women.

Donald Trump is going to win: This is why Hillary Clinton can’t defeat what Trump represents.

Crisis in Lake Chad Basin – Boko Haram, Climate Change, Poverty Intersect.

Terrorist or pedophile? This start-up says it can out secrets by analyzing faces. And I can tell the future via haruspicy. Like for real.

Nothing But The Truth. This is “radical” and “new” only if you are a goddamn moron.

Sound Blaster: The Sound Card that Enabled Multimedia.

Clinton cronies smearing voters she’ll need. Clinton is the worst campaigner I’ve seen in my lifetime.

Biodiversity Protects Fish From Climate Change.

Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say.

The Obama Years Have Been Very Good to America’s Weapons Makers. Obooma.

New Climate Study Paints Bleakest Picture of Our Future to Date.

Oil Battles Wind on the Great Plains. Biggest threat to renewable energy is other energy firms, not price or “impossibility.”

Why Being ‘Fat but Fit’ Is Worse Than Not Exercising At All

How your local jail became hell: An investigation.

Students vs. neoliberals: The unreported conflict at the heart of our campus culture wars. Activists must look beyond microaggressions and safe spaces. The root inequality of our universities is economic. Yep. “Activists” are fighting a battle against a mouse, ignoring the dragon eating everything.

World War III will be fought over water. Canada, thank you for your water. It’s ours now. Signed, USA. (Previews of the future.)

What questions does each US state Google the most?

May 25, 2016

Damn Millennials.

Obama’s presidency oversaw the rich getting even richer, most of the population getting poorer, and there being less jobs per capita which pay less. These are his economic results, and they are not accidental.

China’s scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works.

As ISPs Push Harder On Usage Caps, House Pushes Bill Preventing The FCC From Doing Anything About It.

More Young Adults Living With Parents Than in Own Household With Romantic Partner Since 1880.

People are not moving as much out of what used to be entry-level and temporary jobs.

When I’m doing sex work I can refuse a customer. I can be rude to them if they are being rude to me. I don’t have to apologize for their mistakes. Sex work vs. food service.

AT&T Begins Capping Broadband Users Today.

Disposable Americans: The Numbers are Growing.

There are only two truly intact forests left on Earth, study claims.

Lowering the Bar: Medicine in the 21st Century.

E Ink announces a full color electrophoretic ePaper display. Press release, but still very cool.

The surprising cleverness of modern compilers.

Money Doesn’t Buy as Long a Life as It Used To.

The Women Who Make H&M’s Clothes Are Fired For Getting Pregnant.

Robot ranchers monitor animals on giant Australian farms. Robots will creep in around the edges — as people say it’s “impossible” — to eventually occupy most jobs.