Supreme Court Finds Broad Right To Privacy In Contents Of Smartphones

A unanimous Supreme Court rules that the Fourth Amendment bars police from searching your electronic device without a warrant.

British Ban Teaching Creationism As Science, Should The U.S. Do The Same?

It is now illegal to teach creationism as science in the United Kingdom in any school, public or private, that receives public funding.

Former NSA Chief Cashing in Big as Cyber Security Consultant

Retired General Keith Alexander is hawking his services to banks at princely sums.

Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar Inventor, Dies at 90

Stephanie Kwolek was looking for a way to improve tires. She invented a life-saving material.

Amazon’s next step towards total retail (and search) domination

Some thoughts on Amazon’s new smartphone: Fire

Federal Appeals Court Rules Warrant Required To Track Cell Phone Location

Should the police be able to track you without a warrant? One Federal Appeals Court says no.

Obama’s New Carbon Rules Pose Political And Economic Risks For Questionable Benefits

The EPA’s new carbon rules leave much to be desired.

The Absurdity Of The “Right To Be Forgotten”

The so-called “right to be forgotten” created by Europe’s highest court is unworkable, and ultimately absurd.

The Anti-Vaccination Crowd Gives Us A 20 Year High In Measles Cases

Pseudoscience and hysteria have damaged public health.

House Science Committee Has Investigated Aliens More Than It Has Investigated Climate Change

Not much science from the Congressional Committees devoted to science.

New Russian Law Requires Bloggers To Register With The Kremlin

Vladimir Putin wants to put the Internet genie back in the bottle.

Supreme Court Justices Try To Balance Technology, Privacy, And The 4th Amendment

Today’s oral argument before the Supreme Court on the issue of police searches of cell phones and smartphones left much up in the air.

Measles Reports Hit Highest Level In Nearly 20 Years Thanks To Anti-Vaccine Movement

The anti-vaccination movement has earned a dubious achievement, the return of a disease that was effectively eradicated 15 years ago.

Majority Of Americans Don’t Believe In The Big Bang Theory

More bad news when it comes to scientific literacy.

Aereo And Broadcast Networks Battle Over The Future Of Television

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that will likely be this era’s version of the Betamax case.

Why Is Revenge Porn Legal?

Wisconsin recently became the third state to criminalize revenge porn. Why is it still legal in the other 47?

What’s So Great About A “Cashless Economy?”

Electronic payments are convenient but sometimes there’s nothing better than money in your pocket.

WiFi Speeds About to Triple (Does Not Apply to US Government)

Massively faster wireless internet service should be available in early 2015.

Saving Millions By Changing Font

A high school kid has figured out that changing fonts could save the taxpayer millions in printing costs.

Big Bang ‘Inflation’ Theory Proved

Stanford astrophysicist Andrei Linde gets a nice surprise.

Basic Math and Representative Blackburn

Lack of understanding or basic dishonesty?

Facebook Sex Selection: It’s Complicated

“It’s complicated” has long been an option to describe one’s romantic status on Facebook. Now, it applies to one’s sex as well.

Apple Fixing iOS 7 ‘White Screen of Death’

Apple is pledging to fix a bug in iOs 7 that I have never experienced and never heard of.

Scientific Research Is Unreliable, Unreliable Scientists Report

Most peer-reviewed research is crap.

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