Jul 12, 2013


Color-changing skins? Giant, unwieldy craniums? Lobotomized smart-phone junkies? There was also a Daily Mail piece about how humans will eventually evolve beaks. Because why not? Evolution is obviously a complex process. But…





Elizabeth Warren for president? Reuters reports:  A small bipartisan group of senators on Thursday introduced legislation that would break up Wall Street’s megabanks by separating traditional banking activity from riskier financial services….



Sarah McElroy writing in In Context #4: The Foundations of Peace, from 1983: Some cultures on our planet are, or have been, basically non-aggressive, non-violent. That is, adult behavior includes few, if…


In a few years, will corporations, employers, insurers and others track “diseased lists” of individuals whose social media, smartphone, and purchasing activity hints that they may have health problems? Via PandoDaily, Michael…




Screen Shot 2013-07-12 at 8.11.43 AMNearly 60,000 of you “like” disinformation on Facebook… From Reuters:

A Venezuelan government minister on Wednesday urged citizens to shut Facebook accounts to avoid being unwitting informants for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, referring to recent revelations about U.S. surveillance programs.

Edward Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who is stuck in a Moscow airport while seeking to avoid capture by the United States, last month leaked details about American intelligence agencies obtaining information from popular websites including Facebook.

“Comrades: cancel your Facebook accounts, you’ve been working for free as CIA informants…