Maryland officials want lawmakers to support language that would require vendors of elections services to disclose when a foreign actor takes control of one of their companies.
If an AT-AT walker (or something even larger) wanted to walk across a frozen lake, how thick would the ice have to be? Each winter, one of the most spectacular phenomena […]
Americans lost $116.9 billion gambling in 2016.
Artificial intelligence has so far replaced more menial labor, but could it one day soon come for the more analytical positions in the economy like writers and reporters? What will become of journalism?
A recently solved murder case from the Netherlands illuminates some of the promises and ethical questions raised by the police practice of using genealogy databases to identify criminal suspects.
Feeling the urge to scare yourself this Halloween? Here are seven important horror films you have to see.
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
The West has been doing well scientifically for a few hundred years now, but it took almost a thousand years for it to catch up to the Middle East. Here are ten of the biggest discoveries the Islamic world got first.
Today, we are in the golden age of meltdowns. More and more of our systems are in the danger zone, but our ability to manage them hasn’t quite caught up.
A number of US jurisdictions are starting to keep animal abuser registries, sparking a debate.
But is this really a problem for the theory? Or is it physics to the rescue? Dark matter is one of the most powerful, yet one of the most controversial, ideas […]
The FBI issued a PSA this week warning us of how hackers can take control of our cars. Its time for a software upgrade.
For the first time, I genuinely enjoyed the new series. There’s been one question that’s bothered me in every episode since Star Trek: Discovery began: why would anyone want to be […]
Without colliding with anything since the Universe was 1 second old, these neutrinos still pack a punch! “When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades […]
By examining our minds at a quantum level, we change them, and by changing them, we change the reality that shapes them.
Like L. Ron Hubbard knew, the veneer of celebrity casts such a bright light that the details are obscured. Perhaps that’s why we call them "stars." The closer you get, the harder to observe the shadows being cast.
The idea of sitting directly across from George Zimmerman would induce a visceral reaction in many. Yet this polarizing figure has numerous supporters as well—his first painting reportedly sold for […]
While it seems plausible that one or both of Christie and Paul will run for president in 2016, their prospects for success are less significant than the philosophy each man represents.
This post originally appeared in The Daily Caller. You can read the original here. In this era of tone-deaf leadership, it seems the National Security Agency is the only government […]
While the vast majority of mainstream press attention (and capital) focuses on the 1st through 3rdVerticals, some of the real paradigm shifting technologies and approaches may be in the 4th and 5th Verticals. […]
This article was originally published on AlterNet. When you hear the word “interfaith,” you might think of people from different religions working together to do charitable deeds: running a soup […]
Missouri senatorial candidate Todd Akin’s comments about victims of “legitimate rape” caused a 30-email pile-up in my Inbox yesterday, from political and women’s organizations. The GOP would like you to […]
Today marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most significant eruptions (video – archived from news broadcasts) of the last century (or more) – the 1991 eruption of Pinatubo in the […]
If you haven’t seen this clip yet, above is a preview of the central message on how “Big Science” views religion in the documentary Expelled. There’s little work needed on […]