Researchers in New Jersey claim that 30 human babies might have been born with genes from three people: their mother, their [...]
Continuing our series of lists on the worst reactions to the Boston attack, we examine four viral claims. The smoke has barely cleared, and while the real search for suspects continues, a large number of people believe they already know who did it. Alex Jones cracked the case less than 40 minutes after [...]
As the death toll climbs to 3, including a child, and over 140 injured, Twitter is buzzing with news, pictures, and tweets about the attack–including a lot of truly baffling and vile commentary from media pundits.
A search of Twitter has also turned up what [...]
In a horrific series of events, that may not yet be over, two improvised explosive devices were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, killing at least 2 and injuring over 20 others. As yet, there have been no confirmed reports of more bombs, and there are only conflicting [...]
It occurred to me, while researching alleged quotations from historical figures, that for every time someone cites a source for a quote, there are about 10,000 instances where people simply stick the purported author’s name under it with an emdash (—), as though it was a sufficient reference.
This is quite maddening, because even if [...]
There are two things all libertarians love: Bitcoin (the greatest thing since sliced bread) and Nikola Tesla (the man who invented sliced bread). While I have nothing against either of them, I think some people can get carried away. Libertarians are a pretty tolerant bunch, but I dare only voice concerns about one sacred cow [...]
Let this serve as a warning to the libertarian and Christian homeschooling communities: Gary North, the man who is writing and publishing the “Ron Paul Curriculum,” is certifiably nuts. North subscribes to an ultra-ultra-fundamentalist religious ideology called “Christian Reconstructionism,” which aspires to establish a global Christian theocracy and reinstitute all of Old Testament law. [...]
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