Seth Ferris

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In Donald Trump, Evangelicals Have Found Their President

Last August, President Trump sat behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office and looked me straight in the eyes. With a look of reflection and purposefulness, he discussed his upbringing and fondly recalled a vivid childhood memory from the 1950s: watching Billy Graham sermons on television with …

The Totalitarian Buddhist Who Beat Sim City

Yes, you can beat Sim City. Yes, you've got to be really intense to do it.<p>I'm English, but when I was twelve I lived in North Carolina and went to an inner-city school a bit like that one in <i>The Wire</i>. I only have two memories of that time. One, of police arresting one of my classmates in the middle …

Inventing the Future

CapitalismLetters<p>— October 27, 2015<p>0<p>The key lesson of Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams’ <i>Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work</i> …

Universal Basic Income

Captives of the Cloud, Part III: All Tomorrow’s Clouds - Journal #50 December 2013 - e-flux

1<p>August 16, 2013.<p>Go to Text<p>2<p>Carl von Clausewitz, <i>On War</i>, trans. J. J. Graham (London, 1873). See →.<p>Go to Text<p>3<p>Smári McCarthy, “Iceland: A Radical …

Who should we trust to manage our data?

Everywhere in the world, and for thousands of years, our societies have been run by bureaucracies that implement a set of rules. Of course the …

Blockchain

Starchitect Thom Mayne is Tearing Down Ray Bradbury's Cheviot Hills House Right Now

The Cheviot Hills house where beloved science fiction writer and monorail lover <b>Ray Bradbury</b> lived for more than 50 years—until his death in 2012—hit the market last May, and sold in a little over a month for $1.765 million—$270,000 over its asking price, according to listing site Redfin's records. …

Architecture

Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling

Supreme court: gay marriage legal across the US – live updates<p>Read more<p>Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban them unconstitutional.<p>In what may prove the most important …

LGBTQI

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ross Ulbricht conceived of his Silk Road black market as an online utopia beyond law enforcement's reach. Now he'll spend the rest of his life firmly …

Nine Months After He Filmed Eric Garner's Killing, the Cops Are Trying to Put Ramsey Orta Behind Bars

The 23-year-old and his family have been harassed and arrested by NYPD officers—treatment they say is retaliation for Orta's documentation of their misconduct.<p>"At first I didn't think it would blow up this big," Ramsey Orta told me. He was describing the video he took of his friend Eric Garner …

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'

The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared.<p>Speaking at the …

Lower-leg exoskeleton could take the work out of walking

Gadget created by US researchers won’t be available to the public for some time, but has the potential to help disabled and elderly people<p>The market is undoubtedly there. Country strolls. Visits to museums. Weekend shopping trips. How much easier they would be wearing an unpowered, lower-leg, …

Engineering

5 Women Tattoo Artists Who Are Definitely Not a Result of Rihanna

We wanted to write about some of the tattoo artists we like who also happen to be vaginally endowed. Why? Just for aesthetic inspiration on a default …

Tattoos

These are the plans for Russia's new 3rd-generation tank

The tank, called the Armata, has largely been kept under wraps, though technical details about the platform have steadily been emerging. The Armata is planned to feature considerable upgrades to the armor, engine, and armaments of the vehicle over previous Russian and Soviet tank models.<p>Until the …

Take A Look At Russia’s New Armata Tank [Infographic]

Modern armor for hot wars<p>Tanks rarely live to see the next war. The first of the armored lumbering war machines were obsolete as soon as World War I’s armistice was signed. After World War II, the United States tried to reuse Sherman tanks in Korea, and found them horribly outmatched by new Russian …

Andrew Getty, grandson of Getty Oil founder, found dead

The grandson of billionaire Getty oil founder J Paul Getty was found dead on Tuesday afternoon at his home in Los Angeles, the family said in a statement.<p>Andrew Getty’s parents, Ann and Gordon, confirmed the 47-year-old’s death and requested privacy for the family during “this extremely difficult …

Study finds no evidence violent video games make children aggressive

Playing violent video games is no more likely to be damaging to young children’s behaviour than those considered harmless, an Oxford University study suggests.<p>Research involving British primary schoolchildren found that the length of time young people spend playing games, rather than their content, …

I'll never fall in love again – citation needed

Science is built upon what has gone before.<p>Scientists publish their findings to make them known. Increasingly, how they do this is changing – some claim that the days of the traditional scientific journal, of traditional peer review, are numbered. Even if this turns out to be true at some point in …

Science

Ruins found in remote Argentinian jungle 'may be secret Nazi hideout'

Archaeologists believe ruins found in a remote jungle region may be the remains of a hideout built by Nazis to flee to in the event of defeat in the second world war.<p>Researchers are studying the remains of three buildings located in the Teyu Cuare park in northern Argentina near Paraguay, the …

Buenos Aires

The Art and Science of Art Conservation | @GrrlScientist

Behind-the-scenes looks at the science that goes into art conservation so we all can (potentially) experience the original work for ourselves rather than looking at a digitised scan, a poster-sized print or an encyclopaedia thumbnail<p>When people think of great works of art, they probably think of …

Museums

Having Lost on Net Neutrality, Republicans Offer a Deal

Now that advocates have won, will they surrender some of their gains to make sure their victory lasts?<p>When the FCC delivered a clear victory to advocates for net neutrality by announcing that it would treat the Internet as a common carrier, congressional Republicans reacted furiously. Speaker John …