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Preppers have always been individuals driven to take measures to survive what they perceive as the approach of end-times, or at least hard times. Overstock may be the first prepper corporation and…



“Will artificial intelligence bring us utopia or destruction?” asks the New Yorker, profiling tranhumanist philosopher Nick Bostrom: Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a Times best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial…



No doubt ISIS/ISIL/Daesh is quaking in its boots at the prospect of having to deal with not only French military strikes and the usual US/UK threat, but also the hackers of Anonymous,…





Every so often asteroids and comets (Near-Earth Objects to those familiar with the jargon) slam into Earth and wipe out whoever or whatever is in the vicinity (and often beyond); they just…










See, Sunday School just makes kids meaner! From the Guardian: Children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households, according to a new study. Academics from seven…


Contagion, poison and trigger. The idea that books are dangerous has a long history, and holds a kernel of truth, says Frank Furedi at Aeon: At universities around the world, students are…


The US Department of Defense published its “Law of War Manual” in June and now the World Socialist Web Site dissects some of the more controversial provisions: The new US Department of Defense…



Not that I think closed-minded Egyptologists of the Zahi Hawass ilk have it all right either, but US Presidential candidate Ben Carson’s Biblically-influenced Giza Pyramids theory isn’t exactly lodged in scientific study,…