When Equality is Unequal

Black football players at Iowa complain they were treated differently—and also the same.

Mars Passes Gas

Some mysteries on the fourth rock from the Sun.

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Men, Work, and Self-Worth

Most of us define ourselves largely through our jobs. That’s increasingly a problem.

Trump Exceedingly Unlikely to be Removed from Office, No Matter What

A leading conservative makes a truly bizarre defense of the President.

New Horizons Sends Back Images Of Ultima Thule

Three and a half years after its flyby of Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft has reached the furthest distant object ever visited by a man-made craft.

New Reading Environment?

Social media has altered the way writers and readers interact in odd ways.

Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

We don’t yet have enough information to assign blame here. Naturally, that’s not stopping anyone.

The Rise Of The Robots And The Decline Of The Middle Class

Technology continues to make more and more jobs unnecessary and irrelevant. And the consequences are going to be widespread.

Explosion From Apparent Bomb Injures 29 In New York City

An explosion that ended up injuring 29 people interrupted an otherwise quiet Saturday evening in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City.

Murder Of Jo Cox, MP Looking Increasingly Like It Was Politically Motivated

The murder of Jo Cox, MP is looking more and more like a politically motivated assassination, and that’s causing some in Great Britain to look inward.

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NASA Reports Finding Signs Of Liquid Water On Mars

NASA had a potentially significant announcement today.

Time To Take Trump Seriously?

The buffoonish billionaire is tapping into something real.

New Horizons Flies By Pluto

New Horizons got within just a few thousand miles of Pluto’s surface today, and the data it sends back promises to be amazing.

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Copyright Office: Monkey Selfies Not Entitled To Copyright Protection

The Copyright Office says that works not “created” by humans are not entitled to copyright protection.

Bringing GDP into the 21st Century

The government is changing the way it calculates Gross Domestic Product.

Electric Cars Suck Less Than People Think

Popular Science is keeping the recent surge of stories on electric vehicles going with “8 Things You Should Know About Electric Cars.”

Permanent Underemployment?

The economy has been steadily recovering from the Great Recession. But the jobs may never come back.

Are Smartphones Changing What It Means To Be Human?

Janelle Nanos investigates her relationship with her iPhone.

Reviving American Manufacturing

Contrary to myth, the USA is still a major manufacturing power. But the factory has changed radically.

Bureaucracy Killing DC’s Movie Industry

The DC government’s incompetence knows no bounds.

The Other Jobs Crisis

You’d think that in today’s world employers wouldn’t have trouble finding qualified employees. You’d be wrong.

IQ and Income Inequality

Life, it turns out, isn’t fair.

Demand Crisis, Structural Crisis, or Both?

Paul Krugman seems to believe that something like the bubble economy we enjoyed until it burst in 2008 could be had again if only our leaders were sufficiently bold.

Putting Calorie Counts On Restaurant Menus Doesn’t Accomplish Anything

Not surprisingly, people still order that big juicy cheeseburger even after being told it contains over 1,000 calories.

Google Loses Belgian Copyright Case

Local newspapers in Belgium inexplicably don’t want to be linked by Google and are using copyright law rather than a robots.txt file to enforce their wishes.

Poker Bots Invade Online Gambling Sites

Automated programs are getting very good at poker and are winning large sums on online gambling sites.

Google’s Self-Driving Car

Once the province of science fiction, a car that can drive itself is now a reality, thanks to Google and DARPA. The implications are mind boggling.

Gingrich Draws Fire For Remarks About Obama’s “Kenyan Worldview”

Newt Gingrich is drawing fire for his comments about that the President has a “Kenyan world view.” But, will Newt every pay the price for his inflammatory rhetoric ? Don’t count on it.

Taliban Monkey Terrorists

The Taliban have a new secret weapon: Monkey terrorist soldiers.

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Apocalypse Lame?

They Took Our Jobs!