What Joe David Bellamy calls “super fiction” may well have led us to the superfluous… (For previous essays in this series, look here, here and here.) After a week away, we return to Joe […]
Homeopathy, Scientology, conspiracy theories and for-profit-quackery: let’s keep global health science based
by David Lambert By all accounts, post-earthquake Port-au-Prince was hell on earth. Already suffering from crumbling infrastructure and poor housing conditions, the Haitian capital was perhaps the least equipped city on Earth […]
Let me tell you about middle school science projects. When I was a kid in a small town in Tennessee back in the long ago, science wasn’t held in the same reverence […]
In 2011, Top Gear pretty much crapped all over the Nissan Leaf and the Peugeot IOn. By 2013, Top Gear America gave electrics cars some grudging respect.
by David Lambert Contrails are the wispy white clouds of frozen water vapor that streak across the sky in the wake of jet engines. But according to 17 percent of 18 to […]
After all Facebook has done, there’s only so much a person can take. By now, anyone who has been paying attention is well aware of Facebook’s general user-unfriendly shenanigans, with the possible […]
Goalposts moved. GTFO. Amanda Marcotte had me right until the end of her article. As a writer who occasionally *ahem* goes a bit off the rails, I think I’m qualified to notice […]
It used to be easy to buy a car wash while filling up. How do I get a car wash now I don’t need to fill up any more?
Electric motors provide instant torque. So yes, the Leaf is one hell of a lot of fun to drive.
Wait, what drones? Well, for starters, the ones that Amazon is testing, which have a 50 mile range, and a five pound payload. All so you can get that book faster. Of […]