Jonathan S Catalla

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What Nobody Tells You About Being A Call Girl

Growing up in rural California, I had crooked teeth, permed hair, and a complex about being too short. Scandalous talk shows were my escape, and it …

Acquainted

Zack Snyder Loves Superman, And 'Batman V Superman' Proves It

<i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> has sparked a great deal of debate among fans, critics, and audiences. The film broke records with its massive $420 million worldwide opening weekend, the largest ever for a superhero film and fourth-largest global opening of any sort of film in history. Some …

Comic Books

Why I Love Shared Cinematic Universes and How They Can Thrive

(<b>Author’s note:</b> Spencer’s Soapbox is a weekly column here on SHH where yours truly tries to spur a conversation on specific topics. Dive in to the …

Construction

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Bizarre bat behavior: Oral sex, pollinating tequila, sharing meals, drinking blood, males lactating.

For much of recorded human history, bats have gotten a bad rap as witches, vampires, and agents of the devil. Most people have been led to believe …

Screw Finding Your Passion

Remember back when you were a kid? You would just do things. You never thought to yourself, “What are the relative merits of learning baseball versus …

Selling

The poor vote is a thinking vote | Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

Monday, April 26th, 2004<p><i>This two-part series tries to describe the characteristics of the so-called “poor vote.” The first part, based on the</i> …

Voting

I Write As I Write

What's the Best Way to Tie Your Shoes? Physics May Have the Answer.

The most common mistake when tying your shoelaces is accidentally making a weaker granny knot instead of the stronger square knot. Now, physics can …

How Close Are We to a Fully ‘Bionic Body’?

Prosthetic hands that can feel. Robotic penises that can fully function. Welcome to the age of the bionic body.<p>The year is 2015 and our bodies are …

Singularity

INFOGRAPHIC: Could the Entire World Really Run on Solar Power?

It’s pretty safe to say that we all know that we have to find an alternative to fossil fuels as soon as possible, and the most viable answer to the …

Renewable Energy

Recommended Reading: What will astronauts eat while exploring Mars?

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>How NASA Is Solving the Space Food Problem</b><br>by Elizabeth Preston<br>Eater<p>The first …

History's Most Sadistic Serial Killer

Carl Panzram — a tattooed, 6-foot-tall giant of a man with cold gray eyes — stowed away on a ship bound for Angola around 1920 to work as a merchant …

One-pan 9-minute pasta recipe from Martha Stewart Living: The backstory, and variations.

<i>This post originally appeared on Food52.</i><p>This genius pasta makes its own sauce, all in one pan, in nine minutes—you’ve probably already cooked it (or …

The guide to surviving without your smartphone (Infographic)

So you left the house in a rush this morning because you were running late to an appointment. Oh no! You left your phone on the table and don't have …

Google Plus

Clean Power Plan Will Limit Carbon Emissions from U.S. Electricity Generation

On Monday, the Obama administration announced the final rules for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan, which imposes …

Mental Illness Monsters Explained Through The Eyes of an Artist

News and Articles on Science and Technology

Time travellers welcome at Hawking's memorial service<p>The public ballot for tickets to Professor Stephen Hawking's thanksgiving service opened …

Immune System

So Apparently There Are 4 Kinds of Introversion

Introversion, thanks largely to Susan Cain's 2012 best seller <i>Quiet</i>, is having something of a cultural moment. Once a mostly misunderstood personality …

Steven Spielberg's A.I.: Artificial Intelligence - A Revisit

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. There's not a whole lot of movies that I evolve on. I pretty much know from first viewing the general ballpark my opinion …

17 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read in a Sitting

This week author Ian McEwan expressed his love of short novels, saying “very few [long] novels earn their length.” Certainly it seems like a novel …

Books

Fairway to heaven: What happens to an abandoned golf course

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, nature has reclaimed 54-hole Bay Tree. But the land will never be the same<p>Before we walked on the abandoned golf course, the realtor charged with selling the condos around it told us that our plan was “suicidal.” We would run into copperhead snakes, he said, if not …

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Mark Zuckerberg's Year of Books: the full list

Keep up to date with the books Mark Zuckerberg has suggested for his 2015 Year of Books online reading club<p>Feeling stuck for something to read? Mark Zuckerberg announced his intentions to expand your mind through online reading club <b>A Year of Books</b> earlier this year, challenging us to read a book</b> …

Books

The world’s most famous climate scientist just outlined an alarming scenario for our planet’s future

<i>This story has been updated. The new paper by Hansen and colleagues can be read online here.</i><p>James Hansen has often been out ahead of his scientific colleagues.<p>With his 1988 congressional testimony, the then-NASA scientist is credited with putting the global warming issue on the map by saying that a …

Climate Change

The Sesame Street Effect

How the children’s show has enhanced learning in America—and why it’s a reminder of what’s lacking from education today<p>“It ain’t easy bein’ green,” a despondent Kermit the Frog explains as he meanders through some foliage, lamenting the color of his skin. The year is 1970, and it’s one of the …

Can Carbon Dioxide Replace Steam to Generate Power?

Much has changed in the modern electric power plant since Thomas Edison's era, but the parts that actually turn heat into electrons haven't changed …

Why A Real CHAPPiE Robot Would Be More Of A Mystery Than A Friend

The movie’s A.I. expert explains what it'll take to create the first conscious robot--and why it won't be what we expect<p>Neil Blomkamp’s new film <i>CHAPPiE</i>, which hits U.S. theaters this weekend, follows the unlikely transformation of a defective robot into a one-of-a-kind conscious machine. The movie …

This map will change how you see the world

<b>Calling all geography nerds: The US Geological Survey has published a global ecosystems map which it says is the most detailed in the world.</b><p>The map …

Geography

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.<p>Europe’s population is shifting to the Northwest. The GDP in its more easterly nations seems to be booming, while the countryside and many smaller cities continue to empty at the expense of the …

Geography