“When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something … but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen.”
A Slate writer went 5,000 years back in time to find out if the old days were really all that good. He finds, for instance, that many people suffered from "neurasthenia" and that is not a good thing. Old Days
A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Trapped in Mid-Cretaceous Amber Current Biology. Cool images tail of a feathered dinosaur found in amber from Myanmar
Some 99 million years ago, a juvenile dinosaur got its feathery tail stuck in tree resin, a death trap for the small creature. But its misfortune is now giving scientists unique insight into feathered dinosaurs that prospered during the Cretaceous Period...
"The feathers definitely are those of a dinosaur, not a prehistoric bird."
In memory of Our nephew Tomas Decades after Chernobyl disaster, engineers slide high-tech shelter over reactor Ars Technica
The System Failed
Populist Wave Makes Merkel Go All-Out Conservative: Calls for Burqa Ban in Germany
The New Red Scare Andrew Cockburn, Harpers ...
Harvard research suggests that an entire global generation has lost faith in democracy Quartz
By What Authority? The Baffler
Everybody into the (labor) pool Medium (Plutonium Kun). By the Minneapolis Fed. Translation: employers need to get real about pay
New data show just how important Facebook is for websites that publish fake news and hyperpartisan news. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg's post outlining his company's strategy to address the problem vanished mysteriously for a couple of hours on Tuesday, while some argue that Facebook has no business fact-checking