In the beginning was the command line… and it’s still here.
Sometimes mental illnesses have been metaphorically described as “demons.” “Mental illness” may well be a metaphor too. As I have concluded, there is truth in metaphor.
Oscar talks about engineering and the choices that go into it.
Technology is both a blessing and a curse, but its role in exposing government corruption is hard to ignore.
Unfortunately, the second in what appears to be an ongoing series…
The world faces unprecedented ecological challenges, and humanity remains largely lethargic to respond. It’s time to adopt a new sense of ethics that acknowledge our collective effect on our pale blue dot, and which account for the quality of the land our progeny will inherit.
Oscar judges the State Science Fair and offers commentary
The ins and outs of driverless car security.
President Obama took a position on strong encryption. He got everything wrong.
When discussing inverted duck vaginas, maybe there’s a better operational term than corkscrewing? Also, Dr. Tyson is underinformed on animal sex.
The book was better
“Whether it really represents ritualistic behavior is up for debate,” said Kalan.
Google Car’s first at-fault accident.
“It’s a runaway process,” says Frans Pretorius, of Princeton University in New Jersey. “The closer they get, the faster they spin.” Near the end, they were whirling so fast that each orbit lasted just a few milliseconds. When they eventually merged, the single black hole that remained was 62 times the mass of the sun…
The Supreme Court decides in favor of flexibility and conservation in electricity supplies.
#ParsimonyGate turned into one big airing of grievances. One scientist called the group a cult and another suggested the editorial must have been either a joke, prank, or hoax.The thing is, few in the field would argue that people shouldn’t use parsimony to sort out phylogentic trees. Even Eisen uses it in his own research—alongside…
Instead of paying any attention to B.o.B., read this short essay on conspiracy theories.
I can’t figure out who this is for.
Looking ahead to the driverless future.
What could go wrong?
Some light speculation as to which companies may get there first.
A new study confirms what you probably already assumed: going for a walk relieves stress.
Something about things going wrong, again and again.
Speculation as to the possible existence of a secret coterie of advanced beings who filter knowledge down to NASA scientists.
Go ahead, have a hot dog while you watch the World Series.