breaking news: tinfoil hats are the real conspiracy
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breaking news: tinfoil hats are the real conspiracy

According to an empirical study of the subject, if you're trying to avoid the mind control rays of sinister government agencies, a tinfoil hat is the worst choice you could make.

tristan harris wants to save you from technology with inane technobabble
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tristan harris wants to save you from technology with inane technobabble

As more and more people become disillusioned with social media, a new breed of grifter blaming old human follies on technology is trying to cash in on their misery.

sci-fi saturday: chapter 012
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sci-fi saturday: chapter 012

shadow nation / future shock / chapter 012

world of weird things podcast: the white truffle walkers of the aporkalypse
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world of weird things podcast: the white truffle walkers of the aporkalypse

Dive into the shocking experiment that came eerily close to reanimating zombie pig brains and consider the exciting and terrifying consequences of the discovery it made.

the twist to the invasion of the techies: they’re also in a gentrification bind
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the twist to the invasion of the techies: they’re also in a gentrification bind

Rather than living large in the cities where they've come to rule, tech workers are finding themselves just as priced out as those who blame them for soaring costs of living…

could a modern military fend off game of thrones’ white walkers?
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could a modern military fend off game of thrones’ white walkers?

The Night King's army of the undead was an invincible foe in Westeros. But how well would his wights do against modern weapons, and could the defenders of Winterfell have replicated them?

why regulating a.i. should have nothing to do with a.i. itself
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why regulating a.i. should have nothing to do with a.i. itself

When we talk about regulating artificial intelligence, we need to step back and ask ourselves a very important question. What are we regulating and why?

republicans declare legislative war on wind in spite of their own voters
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republicans declare legislative war on wind in spite of their own voters

Republican voters may cherry pick the science of climate change, but they love green energy in their backyards. So why are the lawmakers they elect trying to kill it?

sci-fi saturday: chapter 011
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 011

shadow nation / future shock / chapter 011

world of weird things podcast: the weird world of sex
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world of weird things podcast: the weird world of sex

Social mores turned sex into a taboo topic, creating huge gaps in popular knowledge of one of the most important parts of our lives. But now, science is stepping up to provide answers.

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