Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
When the courts encounter computer science and chemistry, the end result isn't sophisticated regulation but utter confusion as judges and lawyers try to figure out what's legal, what's not, and what should be.
EU's latest idea for making the web forget you and your embarrassing posts? Set all data to self-destruct.
We should always think of the children, especially if we're being told to let our ISPs spy on our every move, ostensibly to protect said children.
Piracy might not kill entertainment as we know it, but the justifications for why it's supposedly harmless seem to fall short of their goal.
Christopher Hitchens accurately dissects why very few sane people want to go into Western politics anymore.
In the future, we might be putting far fewer people in jail and far more under constant surveillance. But will virtual prisons work?
Getting naked in front of digital devices with cameras as a teenage minor can become a huge legal problem. So why aren't states fixing the laws for modern times?
Soda taxes can curb consumption of sugary drinks, but their benefits are vastly oversold and the problems we're facing need a more holistic approach.
Texas congressman sabotages funding for science and education in a move so low, it should literally nauseate you.
NASA is trying to keep Constellation on life support by exploiting a loophole in its currently open-ended mission while Congress looks the other way.