Charles Shaw

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Asteroid Mining To Become A Two-Horse Race

Deep Space Industries is due to reveal its plans to mine asteroids. The announcement will occur later today in Santa Monica’s Museum of Flying. Within just two years Deep Space Industries says it will send drones called FireFly to examine asteroids reachable in near-Earth space. Once is has proven …

Work/Life: Please, Call It “Vintage”

I work in the technology business, and I’m supposed to have a real jones for hot, new, next-generation technology–which I do, don’t get me wrong. But …

Is This What Urban Buildings Will Look Like In 2050?

Based on this, and extrapolating out some emerging ideas, the engineering and design firm Arup has come up with this mock-up of the building of the …

Mockups

Max Greenfield On Being An Axe Auteur

Max Greenfield is best known for playing Schmidt, the womanizing—and often shirtless—roommate on Zooey Deschanel’s FOX sitcom <i>New Girl</i>, and Axe, the …

TV

The Supreme Court's Uncharacteristic Caution on Marriage

In the midst of the colorful rally outside the Supreme Court, the unhinged claims of the anti-gay right, and the flood of politicians rushing to embrace marriage equality this week, for those of us following the arguments inside the Court one development stood out above all: the Supreme Court's …

Faith and Marriage

"Like a horse and carriage" -- that's what the age-old song says about love and marriage. It is a traditional view that still is the core of marriage vows today, but the institution of marriage itself has changed throughout the years. As the Supreme Court considers the two cases it heard this week …

We Should Not Be Satisfied Until Full Marriage Equality is Realized

It has to do with "our dignity," being able to be who we are openly. That's what Edith S. Windsor the woman challenging the cramped definition of marriage embedded in the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) said in a documentary about her longtime relationship with Thea Spyer. The two were …

Why Politicians Are Sensitive to Public Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage, Immigration and Guns, But Not on the Economy

Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it. Even if the Supreme Court were decide to do nothing about California's Proposition 8 or DOMA, it would seem only …

The Supreme Court and Marriage Equality

This was a hugely important week for LGBT Americans as well as advocates for equality for all citizens because the Supreme Court heard cases regarding California's Proposition 8 as well as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It was also, however, a very important week for the Supreme Court. The …