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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…