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No Man’s Sky and the Future of Procedural Games

If you haven’t heard of No Man’s Sky yet, you’re missing out. This open-world adventure game is set to pioneer a new standard in procedural generation, a topic that’s deeply interesting even if you don’t consider yourself to be a gamer. Show More Summary

Don't Worry About the Robots, The Fed Might Take Your Job

It is rare that a week goes by when we don't hear a story warning us that robots are going to be taking our jobs. (For example, here, here, here.) This is bizarre even as measured by a standard of economic reporting that allowed an $8...Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night 63

April marks the start of a long and heavy run of MMA—even for the UFC's round-the-clock standards. From now until the end of September, the Ultimate Fighting Championship plans to churn out 25 different events—most of which will be a week apart. It'll be more than we've ever asked for, but we'll tune in to most. Show More Summary

Could a Different Steve Jobs Have Done Even More at Apple?

His demanding standards drove the company, but his managerial weakness took a toll.

Finally The "Very Serious People" Get It: QE Will "Permanently Impair Living Standards For Generations To Come"

When "very serious people" (even if it is those who once ran now defunct Bear Steanrs) announce it, with a 6 year delay, they make the Financial Times. On the other hand, when Zero Hedge said precisely this 6 years ago, it was cast as a tin-foil clad group of conspriators who see the worst in every situation. Show More Summary

The Mommy Trap

Would a good mother ever have the urge to kill her child? Even by the ghastly standards of horror films, which will gladly traffic in serial killers, monsters, and demons, a mother murdering her child is typically beyond the pale. But...Show More Summary

Could These Experimental Drugs Eclipse Harvoni's Historic Launch?

Harvoni set the standard for blockbuster drug launches -- but these three drugs just might have a shot at being even bigger.

FACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Core

Do the learning standards really mean the federal government is serving as a "national school board," as Sen. Marco Rubio says? [...] there's no federal law — or even federal program — to repeal. [...] the 2016 GOP presidential prospects...Show More Summary

Labeling Overdose at the New York Times: Gabriel on 'Hard-Right...Right-Wing...Christian Right....Social Conservatives'

Political reporter Trip Gabriel's front-page report from the Iowa hustings in Thursday's New York Times was, even by the paper's standards, an amazingly dense thicket of ideologically loaded labeling, with the word "conservative" orShow More Summary

Vikings' Babatunde Aiyegbusi is enormous, even by NFL standards

The Vikings announced Thursday that they had signed the 6-9, 351-pound Aiyegbusi, an offensive tackle born in Olesnica, Poland

State Run Media: Feds Paying Politico Big Bucks

A report by Jeryl Bier of the Weekly Standard reveals the shocking information that federal agencies have paid Politico nearly a million dollars in subscription fees since 2011 including nearly $432,000 just last year alone. An evenShow More Summary

How to Fail Standardized Tests and Still Be Smart

I received an 880 on my SAT in the Spring of my Senior year. I did not take any prep courses, didn’t even know they were available, and I can’t remember any of my friends taking them either. As you can imagine, I did not get accepted into the university of my choice for my Freshman year. For a little background, I was an A and B student in high school, so I had a…

THE STRANGER Is Not Up To Coben's Standards

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben Harlan Coben is an author who possesses extreme talent in telling tales of suspense. His list of successful novels of this sort is huge. Sometimes, however, even the most talented have an off day and this is the case with Coben's latest novel THE STRANGER. Show More Summary

Farrah Abraham Attacks Catelynn Lowell & Amber Portwood on Twitter AGAIN!

Farrah Abraham isn't exactly known for her intellect and social graces, but even by Farrah standards, her recent Twitter activity has been bafflingly awkward and mean-spirited. Farrah did not appear on Monday's season premiere of Teen...Show More Summary

Kylie Jenner Bikini Photos: The Start of Her Modeling Career?

Last week, on her Instagram page, Kylie Jenner flaunted crazy cleavage in what she deemed "basic workout attire." Yes, Kylie is semi nude on social media every day, but these pics were revealing even by her standards, and she was inShow More Summary

Kentucky and Wisconsin have one big advantage over other teams still alive in NCAA Tournament

There are 16 teams still alive in the NCAA Tournament. But Wisconsin and Kentucky have one big advantage over the rest: Both teams are really tall, even by basketball standards. The chart below is a look at the average height of the 16 teams with player heights adjusted for playing time according to Show More Summary

Elementary school teachers: How PARCC testing is affecting our classrooms

With the spring standardized testing season under way, we are hearing from a growing number of teachers, principals and even superintendents who are speaking out about the negative effects of high-stakes testing on teaching and learning.  For example, Steve Kramer,  superintendent of Madeira City Schools in Ohio, recently wrote an open letter about why he […]

Fearing Islamic State, some Afghan Shi’ites seek help from old Sunni enemies

last weekReligion : FaithWorld

Even by Afghanistan's standards of often-shifting alliances, a recent meeting between ethnic Hazara elders and local commanders of the Taliban insurgents who have persecuted them for years was extraordinary.

Air France Gets Incredibly Girly in This Retro Flight Safety Video

Air France must have decided that their previous on-board safety videos didn't have enough hot women in them... because their new one is chauvinistic even by French standards. Made by BETC and slickly choreographed, the whimsical clip...Show More Summary

#BoycottDolceGabbana Grows As Gay Rights Supporters Picket Outside Flagship Store in London: VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Gay rights supporters lined the walls outside Dolce & Gabbana's flagship store in London on Thursday to protest the fashion designers' comments about same-sex parenting and IVF babies, the London Evening Standard reports: Campaigners from The Out and Proud Diamond...

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