Why AI Is the ‘New Electricity’

Americans Agree More Than They Realize

The future of money: How cryptocurrencies with real backing will become the ultimate disruptive technology

What's the best way to make God laugh? Tell him your plans for the future.

- Anonymous

I've heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?” - Ronald Reagan

Why the robot revolution won't play out as predicted

Intelligent Machines


 Unequal growth among nations tends to produce a hegemonic world war about every 100 years.  British geographer and politician Sir Halford Mackinder

I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.” - Hunter S. Thompson

Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.” - Francois Sagan

Only a fool would underestimate a man with nothing to lose.” - Lance Conrad, The Price of Loyalty

AI Is About To Go Mainstream And Reshape The Workplace

This Tiny Country Feeds the World

The Last Chance Diet, published in 1976, consisted of drinking a very low-calorie liquid a few times per day. The main  ingredient was a blend of predigested animal byproducts – think hide, horns and tendons. This “meat smoothie” was taken off the market after several followers died.   The Long, Strange History of Dieting Fads


Examining slavery through real history

The Top Telemedicine Solutions Bringing Patients and Doctors Closer To Each Other

How We Have Sex: Study Offers Glimpse Into American Sex Lives


The Uninhabitable Earth

Global Warming Prediction 30 Years Later: How Is It Faring?

High-Flying California Charts Its Own Path -- Is A Cliff Ahead?

Oh Noooooooo!!!


The Big Five Personality Theory: The 5 Factors Explained


Good Fats as Helpful as Statins Against Heart Disease, Group Says

Exercise: The Secret to Ageing Slowly

Campus Rape Frenzy @ RealClearBooks.com

Activists and some legislators claim 1 in 5 (400,000 to 500,000) college women are raped each year.  FBI expanded rape definition for 2014 says: 116,645 rapes in the entire United States in 2014.

The Data Don't Support Racist Policing Narrative

On Political Correctness


Running on Empty

From Russia With Blood


CO2 Turned Into Fuel With Cheap Catalysts


Magnetic pole reversal ahead?     Why Earth’s magnetic poles could be about to swap places — and how it could affect us     MagneticReversal.org

The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.” - Winston Churchill 

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” - Ernest Hemingway

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer’s


100 Years of Communism’s Bloody Legacy

Strong language: swearing makes you stronger, psychologists confirm





Rise of the Robolawyers

If you ever have a choice between selling shoes to young ladies and giving birth to a porcupine that is on fire, look into that second, less painful opportunity, the late comedian Richard Jeni. 


Near-Death Experiences and Quantum Consciousness @ Near-Death.com

WikiLeaks Says It Has CIA Spy Tools as McCain Cites Dangers

Well-being can improve quickly by eating more fruit and vegetables, study finds

Keep plugging, entrepreneurs: A guy named Steve Jobs failed, too

The Rich Are Gonna Run

Dietary anti-cancer compound may work by influence on cellular genetics

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice but in practice there is.  Yogi Berra

War Algorithms

How robots will change the American workforce

The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation.

An Epidemic of Bad Epidemiology  The history of medical science is littered with long-held dogmas that, when confronted by better evidence, turned out to be wrong.  Geoffrey Kabat

Here's what Canada does on immigration







AI-powered body scanners could soon be inspecting you in public places

Not robocop, but robojudge? AI learns to rule in human rights cases

I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.  William Buckley

NDE  Bill VandenBush NDE   Scott W NDE

The Hemisphere Program @ Electronic Freedom Foundation

AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit, New Documents Reveal

Telling the Truth About Crime and Policing

Scans of Monks' Brains Show Meditation Alters Structure, Functioning

Studying the Building Blocks of Life in Stereo Sound


Current Events



Food industry can help lower cardiovascular diseases by adding little seaweed to products 



6 Things Your Harvard Economics Textbook Won't Tell You

The "Secret Sauce" of the Byzantine Empire: Stable Currency, Social Mobility

Holy Grail of energy policy in sight as battery technology smashes the old order

HEALTH PAGES  Being Unfit Nearly as Harmful as Smoking

Depression, disease and no sex are some dangers of binge watching



Coral survived



Steppe herders believed to have been among the founders of the European civilization may have also been the first pot dealers, says a new study into the history of cannabis.

Called the Yamnaya, these nomads entered Europe about 5,000 years ago from the eastern Steppe region, in today's Ukraine and Russia. According to the research, they brought with them metallurgy, herding skills and possibly the Indo-European languages.


Warning!! Your light bulb may be spying on you!



Americans Forget How Good They Have It

The flood of new data has forced the United Nations to revise downward its prognostications of ocean-level increases. The worst-case sea level rise by 2100 was revised downward from 3.7 meters in the first IPCC report to 1.2 to in the second, to 0.8 in the third, and to 0.6 in the fourth. The most recent IPCC assessment report, AR5, expressed “medium confidence” that there is a least a 66 percent probability of sea levels rising from 0.45 meters to 0.82 meters in a high-carbon-emissions scenario.

Twilight of the Climate Change Movement

It's Time to End Social Security For the Rich

If we reformed Social Security to make it more like real insurance, we'd need to do it gradually so people could plan, with the changes only fully affecting workers who are perhaps in their early 40s today. There would be a significantly higher basic benefit check for the least well-off. For retired singles with retiree income over, say, $25,000 in today's dollars, the check would be reduced according to income until for a retiree with, say, $100,000 in other income there would be no check at all.

A Data Mining Royalty Fund 



Want to Reduce Incarceration Rates? Try Targeted Surveillance

Thorough, not thoroughly fabricated: The truth about global temperature data

How thermometer and satellite data is adjusted and why it must be done.

The Astounding Truth About the Hubble Space Telescope's Most Famous Image

Mapping the history of U.S. state politics

From the 70’s

“The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage & whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy—then go back to the office & sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece.”

― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72

“The whole framework of the presidency is getting out of hand. It’s come to the point where you almost can’t run unless you can cause people to salivate and whip on each other with big sticks. You almost have to be a rock star to get the kind of fever you need to survive in American politics.”

― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72

“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”

― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas