In the 1990’s the legalization of marijuana was still a literal pipe dream. The American consensus at the time categorized weed as drugs. The world wasn’t ready to admit it liked drugs,…
Great news! Scientists from Oxford University in the UK believe they have proven in principle that our universe cannot be a program in a super computer run by intelligent machines or some…
The Illusion Quotient What intelligence quotient? Is there really a finely honed merit based tool for identifying the best and the brightest society has to offer? Like, off the top of your…
Content Warning: This article is an honest critique of call-out culture, language policing, cultural appropriation, and privilege politics from the perspective of classical liberalism, assertiveness training, and yes, intersectionality. If the idea…
(Original, much shorter version published on Boundary Crosser) A friend recently pointed me to the moral alignment test that’s been so popular lately on Reddit and Buzzfeed. At first, it gave me a good chuckle…
On 27th January 2015, then Mayor of London Boris Johnson signed an order increasing the data collection capability of the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) number plate camera network by 300%. He achieved this without adding any cameras.
If we’d like government to catch up sooner rather than later, the solution is not to activate the other side’s lizard brain with fiery arguments and ridicule; the solution is to play to our strengths by moving the ship forward.
BLAM BROOKLYN is pleased to announce the exhibition “MATERIA PRIMA”, curated by Stephen Romano. The exhibition is a mixture of leading contemporary artists, folk art, vernacular photography, esoteric ephemera, outsider art and unexpected images and objects.
The nights grow chill, the shades of autumn peek through the greenery. As November approaches, ’tis the season for dweebs to come out of the woodwork, threatening to create jobs.
We know virtually nothing about this artist, A. FIORILLO. Urban legend has it that the artist, who was obviously engaged in art making as a form of social activism, lived in Manhattan in the 1960’s through the early 1980’s.
Most of you have probably already heard the amazing news. An earth-sized planet has been found orbiting a ‘nearby’ star, and it might have water on its surface. Hooray!
As Chang points out, no market is actually a free market. There are always regulations and rules that change the market considerably, and we just unconditionally accept a lot of the existing limitations. Free market economists who claim that people trying to put limitations on the market are politically motivated are equally politically motivated.
For almost a decade UK police have been operating a vehicle mass surveillance system that stores the details of vehicle movements in a centralised police database for at least two years
“3 Reasons BABYMETAL Should Make Everyone Uncomfortable” was originally published on Kaala, your guide to exploring the Japanese extreme music underground. The conversation about why BABYMETAL should make everyone uncomfortable is…
An Indiana state trooper faces a second lawsuit for proselytizing while on the job. Two different women have claimed that the officer pulled them over and began questioning them about their faith.
“The male adult driver lost control of his vehicle, nearly going over the side. The driver became disoriented and exited the vehicle and was struck by a passing tour bus.”
In a study by ECONorthwest, data from BLM visits in 12 states was compared with spending in local areas to find how much recreational visits on BLM land has boosted local and regional economies.
Microsoft released an interesting new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology this week, but unfortunately for them the bot got a little out of hand.
“US elections got poor grades because experts expressed concern about the quality of the electoral laws, voter registration, the process of drawing district boundaries as well as regulation of campaign finance.”
Did you ever notice how we as a society will mourn people in one part of the world, while being completely oblivious to the tragedies that occur in other countries?
Some new device will come out, something which, for hours on end, will dull the bodily rage we feel after a third-of-day’s labor.
The World Happiness Report was released today, just before World Happiness Day which falls on March 20. The report was based on responses to the Gallup World Poll. By polling approximately 3,000 people in 157 countries..
The Holi Hai Celebration, or Festival of Colors, brings together all people in a welcoming of the Spring season with colorful powder and raucous music.
Socialism can be a scary word in today’s world- bringing up images of the USSR and the Cold War. What is Bernie Sander’s Democratic Socialism, and how is it gaining traction with voters across the country?
Newark, New Jersey is experiencing a mini-Flint. 30 schools tested positive for lead contamination in the water supply, with some levels higher than levels in Flint, Michigan.