As a society, our biggest beef with smart phones is the head-in-the-sand factor—that we’re no longer aware of social etiquette or the value of human interaction. My biggest gripe goes the other way: That every time I’m trying to use my phone, people act as if I should be paying attention to them instead. Read more...
Perhaps the biggest risk isn’t what a generation of childless robot humpers will do to society’s reproduction rates, but rather a future in which AI-on-AI intimacy has the capacity for serious damage.
YouTube Link When I took one of my dogs to obedience school at the Humane Society, one piece of wisdom the instructor imparted was "Remember, dogs don't speak English." It seemed like he was stating the obvious at the time, but soonShow More Summary
Modern society forces us to suppress it, and our refined culture makes us think it was never there in the first place, but deep down, we all wish we could know what it feels like to hunt a fellow human being. To test their need for survival against our thirst for sport. Show More Summary
I’m not going to get in the way. This story speaks for itself: I’ll only add that I found Francine Christoph’s story to be both a reminder of the evil of which human individuals and societies are capable, and a glorious rebuke to those then and now who would urge us to heed our yetzer hara. This space reserved for your ad.
The Apple CEO says the private sector has a responsibility to society to take the helm where government is failing to do so.
A tiny kitten with a strong will to live is recovering weeks after it was found in a paper bag by kids. The Wisconsin Humane Society said the kitten was less than three weeks old when it was found in Racine Sept. 7. The Racine Journal Times reported that the children found it after one of them...
After sending letters to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) will hold a virtual town hall meeting to give physicians and others a chance to discuss concerns with poorly designed EHRs and... Read More
The horrific news of Cecil the lion sounded a worldwide cry for help. The news of the poaching and eventual trophy kill by the Minnesota dentist who supposedly was lead astray by Zimbabwe field guides usurped every mainstream media sound bite including those of Donald Trump. Show More Summary
Deadline for applications: 20 October 2015! In partnership with IMBER (Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems Research), the Swedish National Committee for Global Environmental Change and the Environmental Committee at theShow More Summary
Nuclear4Climate posted the below video on their YouTube channel yesterday. It features Kirsty Gogan, the Executive Director and one of three cofounders of the U.K. based civil society group Energy for Humanity. Though there is a small...Show More Summary
The Cool Kids is a series documenting creative humans shaping present day society with their work and outlook. BRET WITKE | WITKE DESIGN GROUP | FOUNDER Bret Witke was born to design Los Angeles culture. His destiny started at an early age while he watched his mother help design Disneyland's forever iconic Tomorrowland. Show More Summary
Twenty-nine dogs that were once part of a "meat farm" in South Korea arrived Thursday in San Diego for possible adoption, part of a Humane Society program that hopes to end the Korean tradition of eating dog meat.
Here is the latest, I do not know the backstory but this seems to be of interest: Many social sciences and humanities faculties in Japan are to close after universities were ordered to “serve areas that better meet society’s needs”. Of the 60 national universities that offer courses in these disciplines, 26 have confirmed that […]
A call from prime minister Abe to accentuate ‘practical vocational education that better anticipates the needs of society’ has drawn a rapid response. Out of 60 national universities that offer courses in humanities and social sciences, 26 say they will cut back their faculties. Of these, 17 will shut them altogether, according to the THES. Japan’s universities […]
ThorSport Farm, owned by NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team owner Duke Thorson, was investigated by the Humane Society of the United States and that investigation uncovered soring, according to a report from The Tennessean. Soring in the walking horse industry is the use of chemicals on the feet of the horses that force the [...]
McDonald’s will transition to cage-free eggs in its North American restaurants within the next 10 years, the company announced last week. As the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) put it, this is a “watershed moment for animal welfar...
An illuminating passage from Orlando Patterson's Slavery and Social Death:The U.S. South shared with other slaveholding societies the exploitation of slave women and the inclination of masters to manumit their concubines and children. Show More Summary
This is a video of three kittens reviewing the new BB-8 droid toy. And by reviewing I mean chasing and swatting at. There is also a puppy version. Both were made by Vanity Fair to promote the adoption of pets from the Humane Society Of New York. Show More Summary
Vanity Fair recruited three kittens to test out the new BB-8 rolling droid toy from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. All three kittens and many others like them are available for adoption from The Humane Society Of New York. Previously Vanity Fair had several puppies rigorously test out the cute rolling droid.