‘You can’t ever completely escape it. It influences you every moment of your life from birth to death and without it you wouldn’t have evolved. Gravity. After centuries of study, you’d think…


‘My final talk at Mind States Costa Rica, "I, Spy" is about media, power, politics and the just-general-craziness of life in the 21st century. This is the first exposition of ideas that…


‘Nintendo games have made the Wii controller a satisfyingly realistic controller for pretend tennis, golf and baseball. But how about using it to practice doing surgery, applying pesticides or operating a nuclear…


‘The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has dropped the terror charge against Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef. ‘Commonwealth prosecutors withdrew the charge of supporting a terrorist organisation in Brisbane Magistrates Court this…



‘Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed…



‘The British critic Tony Rayns has noted that Taiwanese cinema’s "new wave" of the 1980s and ’90s (of which Yang and Hou were the two towering figures) differed from similar national film…


‘Though he gave up a successful music career in favor of particle physics, Brian Cox can’t seem to escape showbiz. A rising science communicator in the UK, he advised director Danny Boyle…



‘The first humans to take a swing around the moon in more than 35 years may not be NASA astronauts, but space tourists. ‘That is Eric Anderson’s vision. The president and CEO…


‘The untimely death last week of the visionary activist, poet, playwright, songwriter, educator, and vocalist Sekou Sundiata is a terrible shock to the many communities that his extraordinary life and art touched….




‘A walk last week through the denuded ex-headquarters of the Times, on West Forty-third Street, was kind of spooky for a citizen already in an apocalyptic frame of mind. The paper


Weekly World News, the newspaper of record for the deranged, announced this week that it was folding on August 3, leaving Bat Boy, Zombie Elvis and P’lod, the extraterrestrial who had an…


‘The self-regard of Israelis is built, in no small part, around a sense of sang-froid, and yet few would deny that the past year was deeply unnerving. Last July, Israel launched an…




‘The way U.S. and Mexican authorities describe 44-year-old Zhenli Ye Gon, he might have sprung from some pulp novelist’s overheated imagination. ‘Born in Shanghai, he lived in Mexico and ran a pharmaceuticals…


‘On February 6, two representatives from the infamous Colombian left-wing paramilitary and drug-trafficking group FARC arrived at a palatial Renaissance estate in Marbella, Spain. While their compadres squatted in the jungle, the…



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Wired Magazine journalist Jeff Howe assesses the impact and viability of Assignment Zero‘s production phase to create "pro-am" journalism. Some of the highlights include how New York University’s Jay Rosen convinced Wired…