A celebration dear to the hearts of the Disinformation team at this time of year is Saturnalia, one of the most popular Roman festivals. It was marked by tomfoolery and reversal of…
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As 2016 draws to a close, few disinfonauts will dispute that it has been an extraordinary year, in myriad ways. For Americans, this was the year that reality television became real life….
Modernity has brought increased convenience and comfort to countless lives, but there have been unintended consequences as well. Increasing urbanization has caused more and more people worldwide to lose their primal connection with nature…
Disinformation’s more politically engaged readers will likely be aware of the so-called “fake news” furore. At its center is a man called Jestin Coler, who claims to be CEO and founder of…
At the heart of the Enlightenment was the notion that the world could in principle be explained. Yet perplexingly the biggest questions seem to defy explanation. Is explanation an illusion, or does…
If you’ve ever wanted to watch a superbug evolve before your very eyes, you’re in luck. Researchers filmed an experiment that created bacteria a thousand times more drug-resistant than their ancestors.
The nature of reality, human suffering and our understanding of our own existence are among the topics that Seth Leaf Pruzansky discusses in this interview of exploration, awareness and discovery.
e think that science is powerful because it is true. Yet oddly, the unknown is always with us and with every generation comes a new paradigm
Political polarization today is greater than it’s been in recent history – at least since the 1970s. To see that, one need only look at the current U.S. presidential election.
When news breaks – whether the story of a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or a natural disaster – people increasingly turn to the internet and social media.
The smartphone in your hand enables you to record a video, edit it and send it around the world. With your phone, you can navigate in cities, buy a car, track your vital signs and accomplish thousands of other tasks. And so?
The most recent police debacle to hit the news involves the Oakland Police Department and a sex scandal. No big shocker huh?
Consider how public policy treats firearms access among the seriously mentally ill – an especially difficult question that often arises after rampage shootings
California’s largest independently owned parking management company, Nexus Parking Solution (NPS), has recently launched an initiative to begin designated parkings spots for women citing “safety concerns”.
As someone who has researched and taught about sex work and human trafficking for more than two decades, I know that for some individuals, no amount of evidence or logic will change their opinion that sex work is intrinsically wrong.
For excavators – archaeologists, but also looters like the Islamic State, or ISIS – the opportunity for discovery in modern Iraq and Syria is dazzling. The countries lie within the Fertile Crescent,…
The IT companies and the European Commission also aim to continue their work in identifying and promoting independent counter-narratives, new ideas and initiatives, and supporting educational programs that encourage critical thinking.”
Prescription opioid abuse and its downstream effects have reached epidemic proportions in the United States.
The level of security and safety in the commercial airline industry is mainly judged by examining specific types of fatal incidents and compliance with existing regulations.
Did you hear about the secret meeting earlier this month at Harvard Medical School? The one where scientists schemed to create a parentless human being from scratch?
Despite this academic support, the nation is arguably no closer to consensus on this issue than it was 150 years ago.
Populist leaders today may not abolish multi-party systems, free press, individual freedom, or instigate actual war both inside and outside the country. But we can’t ignore the danger they present.
Less than a decade after the introduction of the first iPhone, more people reach for their smartphones first thing in the morning than reach for coffee, a toothbrush or even the partner lying next to them in bed.
These inaccurate statements are either intentional lies meant to mislead the public or they are evidence that the people who are supposed to be in charge of oversight do not know what they are supposed to be overseeing.
Ultimately, it’s an evolutionary arms race. Offspring continually evolve strategies to steal resources, while mothers evolve strategies to defend their resources.