August 2017 Archive

Andy Rubin apologizes for email, misconfigured as a group message, sent to Essential customers requesting personal info, like DOB, to which ~70 replied (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)

Dieter Bohn / The Verge:Andy Rubin apologizes for email, misconfigured as a group message, sent to Essential customers requesting personal info, like DOB, to which ...

Peter Thiel Funded Unregulated Human Research In The Caribbean

But the scientific process may stop him in his tracks.

FDA Approves Treatment That Modifies Patient's Own Genes To Fight Cancer

The catch: It costs $475,000.

A Teen’s Urgent Plea to Australian PM on Father’s Day (Video)

“Split by the State”   As millions of Australian families prepare to celebrate Father’s Day to honour their paternal bonds, for Sydney refugee Eric Jia, ...

In Fitting Postscript, Terry Pratchett Had His Unfinished Works Steamrolled

The late Discworld author didn’t want anyone else polishing his unfinished books and publishing them after his death. So he asked for them to be ...

'What's Good': Bobbito Describes How Stevie Wonder 'Speaks To One's Soul'

Stevie Wonder brought his A game to the newest episode of NPR’s “What’s Good” podcast. Co-host Robert “Bobbito” Garcia talks to NPR’s Ari Shapiro about ...

Can reason make room for religion in public life?

Contemporary Western liberals often assume that theological and political worldviews are competing discourses. Religion, when it enters the political arena, is cast as just another ...

The bit bomb

It took a polymath to pin down the true nature of ‘information’. His answer was both a revelation and a return By Rob Goodman & ...

An Animated Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein & His Philosophical Insights on the Problems of Human Communication

In the recorded history of philosophy, there may be no sharper a mind than Ludwig Wittgenstein. A bête noire, enfant terrible, and all other such ...

Margaret Hamilton, Lead Software Engineer of the Apollo Project, Stands Next to Her Code That Took Us to the Moon (1969)

Photo courtesy of MIT Museum When I first read news of the now-infamous Google memo writer who claimed with a straight face that women are ...

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