Seven Years Ago Today, The iPhone Changed The World

Seven years ago, Steve Jobs showed us that we could literally hold the world in the palm of our hand.

Just 60% Of Americans, 43% Of Republicans, Accept Theory Of Evolution

Once again, a poll shows that large numbers of Americans, and most Americans, reject Evolution via Natural Selection as the explanation for humanity’s origin. How do we explain that?

Science: Men Act Differently Around Women

Scientists have discovered that heterosexual men alter their behavior around women.

Cell Phone Use On Airplanes? Not The Government’s Business

A bunch of people talking on cellphones during a plane flight would annoy the heck out of me, but the government shouldn’t be involved in deciding if it should be allowed.

No Previously Published Works Will Enter Into US Public Domain Between Now and 2019

No previously published works have entered the US Public Domain since 1978. And none are scheduled to enter until 1923. So what are we missing?

China on the Moon

Peter Higgs Not Productive Enough for Today’s Academy?

Nobel physicist Peter Higgs says he could not make it in academia today.

Texas May Block Biology Textbook Because Of Evolution

Once again, some groups in Texas are trying to block approval of a science textbook because it is too deferential to Evolution.

No, We Don’t Need To Allow People To Make Cellphone Calls On Airplanes

Imagine all these people talking on the cellphones during a long flight, or even a short one.

Solar Eclipse of the Moon, Time-Lapse Video

Time-lapse video of Sunday’s solar eclipse of the moon as seen from Key West

NSC Nonproliferation Director Fired for Tweeting

Jofi Joseph was unmasked as the obnoxious @NatSecWonk and fired by the White House.

Why Government IT Sucks

Why the federal government is so bad at information technology and getting worse by the day.

Why is Apple So Incompetent?

Why is Apple unable to meet the demand for its products?

Bohemian Gravity

Timothy Blaise explains string theory to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Blackberry One Step Closer To Death

Once dominant atop the smartphone market, Blackberry seems to be counting out the days until its demise.

Apple’s Fingerprint ID May Make It Easier For Cops To Search Your Phone

Apple’s new fingerprint sensor. A cop’s best friend?

Logistics of Chemical Weapon Destruction

The destruction of Syria’s stockpiles will be slow and laborious even if all goes according to script.

Google Being Sued To Remove Search Results

An odd lawsuit out of France.

Photo Of The Day

Younger Workers Don’t Use Phone

Managers want their employees to get off email and pick up the phone.

Dolphins Never Forget

“Say that, in 1993, you were at a bar having some beers with a dolphin” has been nominated and seconded as the “Best opening sentence. EVER.”

New Jersey Supreme Court: Warrant Required To Track Via Cell Phone GPS

New Jersey’s highest court gets it right.

Twitter Study Misunderstands Twitter

A new study says Twitter doesn’t break news faster than the wires. But nobody claims it does.

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