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Portable, solar-powered ecocapsules mean you can live rent- and electric-bill free, globally

If you’ve just had it with taking the subway, or sitting in an office, or just generally being around other people, you may be in luck. Slovakian firm Nice Architects has built an egg-shaped “Ecocapsule” that runs entirely on solar and wind energy, allowing its dweller(s) to live both literally, …

Portable

How Fox News Is (Still) Hurting the Republicans

“There is something about watching Fox News that leads people to do worse on these [factual] questions than those who don’t watch any news at all.” A political scientist on what Roger Ailes has wrought, including the problems he is creating for his own GOP.<p>Let me recommend for your weekend reading, …

Political Science

The movie industry is sexist, and sexual harassment in studios is rife

A report shows only 22% of crew members on major films are female. This will not surprise any woman working in the sector<p>Research suggesting that the film industry is institutionally sexist is not news to me. I spent 10 years working in the UK industry, ending up as a third assistant director on …

Charts: How we watch TV now

LOS ANGELES—Americans are watching more television than ever. They’re just doing it on their own schedule.<p>That was the big takeaway as research gurus from CBS, FX, Fox, and Showtime spoke to reporters at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour about the evolving television landscape, …

Televisions

Wal-Mart’s giant wage lie: Why big retailers can and must pay their workers more

Raising wages for workers in the retail sector is a moral and economic no-brainer, expert tells Salon<p>You've probably heard by now that a stunning 95 percent of the gains the United States economy has made in the years since the Great Recession have gone to the top 1 percent. What you may not know — …

Will Russell Bucklew's Execution Be the Next Death-Penalty Disaster?

Missouri plans to kill a convicted murderer Wednesday, but his health and the state's secrecy about lethal-injection procedures raise serious constitutional issues.<p>Aside from the fact that he is likely to be executed early Wednesday in Missouri, Russell Bucklew is arguably the right man at the …

Bring the Guillotine Back to Death Row

A quick, painless, gruesome way to carry out capital punishment<p>If I were governor of a state that executed prisoners I'd declare a moratorium for my entire tenure. I wish that the United States would stop imposing the death penalty. I nevertheless find myself nodding along to Sonny Bunch's case for …

10,883 out of 10,885 scientific articles agree: Global warming is happening, and humans are to blame

Virtually all of the scientific papers published in 2013 accept climate change [UPDATED]<p>As geochemist James Lawrence Powell continues to prove, the only people still debating whether or not climate change is "real," and caused by human activity, are the ones who aren't doing the actual research. In …

The Case for Nagging Kids About Their Homework

The backlash against "helicopter parenting" may have gone too far.<p>The helicopter parent has crashed and burned. With millennials reaching adulthood it has become clear that this hovering style of parenting results in overly dependent young adults, plagued by depression or less satisfaction with …

The Dark Side of Globalization: Why Seattle's 1999 Protesters Were Right

The WTO demonstrators were the "Occupy" movement of the late-20th century—mocked, maligned, and mostly right.<p>In 1999, my friend moved to Seattle, where he was hit with rubber bullets, tear-gassed in the face, and nearly arrested by police. He had joined the famous protests of the WTO Ministerial …

Euonia by Lisa Park uses EEG technology to create performance art.

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> OMNI Reboot<i>.</i><p>So you show up at an art gallery one day, not really sure what to expect. You pass through the rooms. …

Scientists May Have Decoded Your Social Circle