The planet Mercury, as imaged here with a special filter, has a detectable sodium tail. The Moon, despite being three times as far away from the Sun as Mercury and […]
We once thought the Moon was completely airless, but it turns out it has an atmosphere, after all. Even wilder: It has a tail of its own.
The Great Red Spot on Jupiter, as imaged from Voyager 1 in 1979. This was the closest view of the Great Red Spot ever obtained, but the Juno spacecraft will […]
How to deal with "epistemic exhaustion."
Sobering accounts from one of the most pivotal battles in world history.
Fast food workers staged a national protest in cities across the United States yesterday. Their employers may respond to the call for higher wages by speeding up the process to automate their jobs.
Getting risk wrong leads to dangers all by itself, and we will remain vulnerable to these mistakes until we let go of our naïve post-Enlightenment faith in reason and accept that risk perception is inescapably an affective system, not just a matter of rationally figuring out the facts.
This week, I will be guest blogging at TAPPED, the group blog of the American Prospect. I’ve got big plans for the week ahead. Please join me. My first post […]
Talk about hubris… Dirty trickster James O’Keefe’s foray into gonzo porn has ended disastrously for him. O’Keefe schemed to seduce CNN investigative reporter Abbie Boudreau in front of hidden cameras. […]
Rebecca Mead’s New Yorker profile of conservative online media mogul Andrew Breitbart repeats the false claim that his protege, provocateur videographer James O’Keefe, impersonated a pimp to infiltrate the offices […]
The basketball and hip-hop culture term "dunkadelic" was created in 1997. Should the hoops and hip-hop inspired term be applied to the American English dictionary?