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We are the empire: Military interventions, “Star Wars” and how we’re the real aliens

Only when we’re willing to see our own invasive nature will we become the kind of land we want to be<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>Perhaps you’ve heard the expression: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s famed possum, Pogo, first uttered that cry. In light …

U.S. Army

Here's Why Humans Have an Innate Desire to Get High

An evolutionary life hack.<p>It’s easy to explain the appeal of drugs like heroin and cocaine, which directly stimulate the brain’s reward …

Psychedelia

Comment on This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games by Booperkit

I agree somewhat. Also stating that it will be free ‘like Google’ is a bit silly too. People pay to access the Internet and for the hardware they use …

Emerging Technology

Why Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is building an airplane as wide as a football field

Created by Microsoft cofounder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, the Stratolaunch will be larger than any other airplane every built. According to Christian Davenport at The Washington Post, the plane is staggeringly huge:<p>Its wingspan measures more than the length of a football field — 385 …

Paul Allen

One Of The Writers For Beyoncé Came Clean About What "Love Drought" Is About And It Isn't Jay Z

"You and me could move a mountain."

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

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