The model of Homo economicus--that human beings are rational maximizers of their selfish interests--has been challenged by ultimatum bargaining experiments. In the ultimatum game, there is a pool of money (say $100) to be split between two people. Show More Summary
Science can be a dry business, but choreographing your PhD makes it a lot more fun
What if the time part of the the space-time continuum equation was literally running out? Perhaps evidence suggests that time is slowly disappearing from our universe, and will one day vanish completely --a radical theory may explain a cosmological mystery...
But Virgin Galactic has another spacecraft 65% ready
Before we get on to songs with 'I' in the title -- the word, not the letter or the Roman numeral -- we pause to note the passing of Jack Bruce, bass player for Cream who died a week ago....
1. Robin Hanson on Arthur Melzer and esoteric writing. 2. There is no great stagnation electric spoon zaps taste into every bite edition. 3. Richard McKenzie on Ebola, not my views but happy to pass along an economist writing on this topic. 4. Is it legal to build a diversion barrier against Hawaiian lava flow? […]
Trudie McGuinness is Staffordshire born and bred. She is also Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Staffordshire Moorlands, where she faces the largely-absent and hands-off Tory MP, Karen Bradley. You can follow Trudie on Twitter here. Show More Summary
When I was a kid, I watched this scary TV show called One Step Beyond. It was kind of like The Twilight Zone, except the stories were more haunting and supernatural.An especially frightening episode was called The Clown. Everyone loves the circus. Show More Summary
I Ain't Superstitious, leastways no more than Howlin' Wolf, but two twin black tuxedo cats just crossed my path. All dressed up with nowhere to go. Nine lives and dressed to the nines. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Superstition. Guitar solo starts...
Patrick J. Michaels Increasingly, federal monies have been disbursed to the various departments and agencies in support of the Obama administration’s politically strange perseveration on global warming. Specifically, many millions go...Show More Summary
After seeing my post the other day of a turbidity current caught on video, a good friend of mine sent me the link to this wonderful little film called Beach: A River of Sand. I didn’t see a production date on it, but I’m guessing it’s from the 1960s. It’s 20 minutes long and well worth watching when you […]
Daniel J. Mitchell Having a vision of a free society doesn’t mean libertarians are incapable of common-sense political calculations. For example, the long-run goal is to dramatically shrink the size and scope of the federal government,...Show More Summary
It’s yet another creationist conference in which the imminent demise of evolutionary theory will be declared this weekend, and it’s being held on a university campus, which is always jarring. The university is said to be “uneasy” about it all. The 1 November event, called the Origin Summit, is sponsored by Creation Summit, an Oklahoma-based…
Andrew J. Coulson Teachers Union at the Philadelphia School Reform Commission In poll after poll, parents tell us that they care about academic achievement, but that they also want schools to help instill good values. And since children...Show More Summary