Secret Marijuana Farm Beneath Brooklyn Cherry Factory Leaves Many Mysteries
Days after discovering the illegal operation inside Dell’s Maraschino Cherries Company, investigators had many questions, including how the owner, Arthur Mondella, distributed the drugs.
article  nytimes  drugs  marijuana  nyc 
I'd Rather Be a Chicken's Head
In China, there is a well-known idiom that says, “I’d rather be a chicken’s head than the tail of a phoenix.
article  theology  missiology  statistics  significance  china 
2 days ago
Resale Prices Tumble on Electric Cars
With gasoline prices down 33% from a year ago and buyers cooling toward electric vehicles, Nissan dealers worry that weak demand for used electric Leaf cars will put a flood of used models on the market.
article  wsj  energy  electriccars  editorial  economics 
2 days ago
Sex redefined
The idea of two sexes is simplistic. Biologists now think there is a wider spectrum than that.
article  gender  sexuality  culture  naturemag 
2 days ago
Stafford shares her experience as a juror in the American Sniper trial
Stephenville city secretary Cindy Stafford was one of 10 women and two men who found Eddie Routh guilty Tuesday of capital murder.
article  peopleiknow  stephenville  tx  law 
2 days ago
Why I Joined ISIS
New recruits tell their story.
article  isis  blog  interview  twitter 
3 days ago
Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.
One donation from Algeria violated an ethics agreement with Obama administration, the group says.
article  washingtonpost  hillaryclinton  corruption 
3 days ago
Raising Babies in Adult-Land
Why an age-integrated community is important for human flourishing
article  editorial  community  parenting  culture 
3 days ago
AI masters 49 Atari 2600 games without instructions
Brain-like artificial intelligence almost as good as professional games tester.
article  ai  games  machinelearning  arstechnica 
3 days ago
Our Work and Life’s Meaning
We long for our work to matter, and this yearning, along with our talents and gifts, is inborn, it comes from a place beyond ourselves.
article  epistemology  theology  *  culture  work 
3 days ago
How unemployment warps your personality over time
New research suggests a long job hunt can have damaging mental effects.
article  psychology  washingtonpost  jobs  community  economics  socialresearch 
3 days ago
Ukraine Bids Farewell to Russia
A farewell to Russia By Vitaly Portnikov Russia may have won Crimea but it has lost Ukraine, writes Vitaly Portnikov. At the same time, Ukraine has gained a whole world of sympathetic people who support the country in its fight for something that should in fact be just as much a necessity for Russia too:…
article  blog  ukraine  russia 
3 days ago
Let’s talk about jets, baby: Jet engines, to be more precise
Remarkably, a modern jet engine can look and function a lot like a big propeller.
article  arstechnica  technology  propulsion  energy 
4 days ago
Bank of America is predicting a massive Tesla collapse
An analyst is predicting a nearly 70 percent decline in Tesla stock price, which would reduce the market cap to around $8 billion.
article  economics  tesla  editorial  business 
4 days ago
Two Interpretations of the Extended Mind Hypothesis
I’m trying to wrap my head around the extended mind hypothesis.
article  h+  phenomenology  neuroscience  technology  philosophy  mind 
4 days ago
How to ditch Google for more privacy and fewer ads
Tired of targeted ads? Protect your user data with these alternatives to Google, Gmail, Chrome, and Google Drive.
article  privacy  technology  google  pcworld 
4 days ago
Simple Pictures That State-of-the-Art AI Still Can't Recognize
We're still not sure precisely <em>how</em> computer vision differs from our own, which creates some baffling quirks in AI.
article  wired  ai  computerlearning  computervision  algorithms 
4 days ago
In the summer of 1978, Bill Murray played professional baseball with the Grays Harbor Loggers and established himself as a bona fide movie star. With the 40th anniversary of SNL airing Sunday night, here's the story of that glorious summer.
article  baseball  history  billmurray  sports 
4 days ago
What Happens When Robots Can Do All the Jobs?
Robots are getting smarter fast -- what happens when they can do every job better and cheaper than human beings?
article  blog  ai  future  editorial 
4 days ago
Economic Freedom Is Not Enough for Human Flourishing
Economic freedom is not enough for human flourishing. We need the church to cultivate a culture of creativity, generosity, and virtue.
article  theology  economics  freedom  tifwe 
5 days ago
The big deal about “big data”—your guide to what the heck it actually means
Wow your next dinner party with this no-BS breakdown of the annoying buzzword.
article  bigdata  arstechnica  technology  editorial 
5 days ago
Old-Fashioned Snapchat
Snapchat is the future: a mobile-first messaging app. But it turns out its business model is decidedly old-fashioned.
article  technology  stratechery  editorial  snapchat  facebook  advertising  economics  culture 
5 days ago
A Phrase Christians Shouldn’t Abandon So Easily
There is a phrase Paul uses numerous times in Romans, and John uses at least twice in every chapter of his first letter excepting the first chapter. And yet it is a phrase that has almost disappeared off the lips… Continue Reading →
article  theology  epistemology  * 
5 days ago
Snowden replies to question about his relationship with Russia
The nature of his interactions with Russian state security and the Kremlin has been a mystery since he got to Moscow.
article  voxmag  edwardsnowden  russia  us 
5 days ago
Emotional Design Fail: Divorcing My Nest Thermostat
I was a proud Nest early adopter: It saved energy, and showed me the savings. In and emotional design fail, it let me down: behaviorally, reflectively, and finally viscerally.
article  ux  editorial  technology  energy 
6 days ago
Are We Headed for 'Peak Code'? Not Likely
A group of economists offers a cynical take on the programming future.
article  philosophy  technology  coding  ai  vicemag 
6 days ago
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