Slavoj Žižek: WikiLeaks has shown us that western democracies are now ruled by market forces that debase the very notion of freedom
In December 2013, a hoax began circulating on the internet claiming that Pope Francis had called a Third Vatican Council that, among other things, purged a literal hell from Catholic doctrine. ‘This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God,’ Francis purportedly said. ‘God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace… Hell is…
In 2003, I was living in San Francisco and working at a startup when I overheard a colleague of mine — a self-identified libertarian — spout off about “the homeless problem.” I don’t remember exactly what he said, but I’m sure it fit into a well-trodden frame about no-good lazy leeches. I marched right over to him and asked…
Citizen, scientist, feminist
The Soradofarm scheme is placing allotments on top of train stations, to allow commuters to more seamlessly fit growing their own vegetables into their busy lifestyles.
New technique developed at MIT produces highly selective filter materials, could lead to more efficient desalination.
Like the world fairs of old, Silicon Valley runs on booms, busts, and showboating impresarios – and that’s a good thing