Amartya Sen: The economic consequences of austerity
The judgements of our financial and political leaders are breathtakingly narrow. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen considers the alt
Mass surveillance not effective for finding terrorists - tech - 15 Janua...
Some UK politicians are trying once again to pass mass surveillance laws after the Paris attacks. It's a misguided approach, says a computin
Purism Librem 15 Linux laptop blends high-end hardware with totally free...
Purism wants your help making an uncompromisingly high-end Linux laptop with uncompromisingly free software inside.
How Linguists Are Pulling Apart the Bering Strait Theory - ICTMN.com
Over the past few weeks, new scientific discoveries have rekindled the debate over the Bering Strait Theory.
From camo to stargazing, here’s what’s in store for the world’s blackest...
UK tech firm Surrey Nanosystems has developed a material so black that you can't even see it -- you can only see that there's a black void.
The End of the World As We Know It? The rise of the post-carbon era
In an exclusive new essay, political scientist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed presents a dramatic picture of the world we're about to leave behind, a
Superheroes a 'cultural catastrophe', says comics guru Alan Moore
Watchmen author tells interviewer that they have become a dangerous distraction, and that he plans to withdraw from public life
Ukraine slides into full-blown dictatorship with brutal new law
(click for full) Despite the valiant efforts of the motley opposition in Ukraine, the tame Ukrainian Parliament has passed a brutal law that
Forget The Da Vinci Code: this is the real mystery of the Knights Templa...
Not so long ago, casually throwing the Knights Templar into polite conversation was a litmus test of mental health. One of Umberto Eco’s cha
Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit - SPIEGEL ONLINE
The NSA's TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency's top secret weapon. It maintains its own covert network, infiltrates
Natural Wonders Make Us Believe in Ghosts, Demons, and God
No wonder some people say the Grand Canyon is haunted.
A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious - Wir...
It's a question that's perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? We know it exist
Here's how to best secure your data now that the NSA can crack almost an...
The latest Snowden-supplied bombshell shook the technology world to its core on Thursday: The NSA can crack many of the encryption technolog
Want to Have a Happy Planet? Just Ask Costa Ricans About Their Banks
The secret to all the smiles is putting the people first.