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Aldous Huxley: the prophet of our brave new digital dystopia

CS Lewis may be getting a plaque. But Huxley, for his foretelling of a society that loves servitude, is the true visionary<p>On 22 November 1963 the world was too preoccupied with the Kennedy assassination to pay much attention to the passing of two writers from the other side of the Atlantic: CS …

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Doctors in British Columbia Can Now Prescribe Heroin

Clinical studies have shown that prescribing some hardcore addicts heroin can give their lives some much-needed stability. The only question is whether the government's knee-jerk antidrug policies will allow the effective treatment to go forward.<p><i>Heroin was popular drug and it still is. via</i> …

Mother Creates Mini DeLorean to Travel Back to the Future

As children of the '80's continue to have children of their own, it's only appropriate that the toys reflect those rad times when high top sneakers, Nintendo, and big hair were totally in style. With a love for both cars and <i>Back to the Future</i>, clever mom corey4281 created this DeLorean Push Car for …

Ad Campaign Reveals Rampant Sexism Through Google Autocomplete

Google Autocomplete is a democratic function: The suggestions that pop up are the world’s most popular searches that include the words you’ve typed, which can offer a weird window into collective Internet psychology. “Dogs are” is autocompleted by “…people too,” “…awesome,” and “…family.” Cats, on …

Loving Father Photographs Unique Habits of His Son With Autism

San Francisco-based photographer Timothy Archibald began photographing his autistic 5-year-old son Elijah as a way of dealing with the young boy's diagnosis. Noticing how his son behaved, different from other kids, and knowing that as a parent he was desperately eager to raise his child as best as …

Abandoned Car Becomes Consumed by Thorny Vines and Ivy

Abandoned cars can be quite the eye sore, however, this one in particular is a bit more complex than your average neglected automobile. The vehicle was parked for so long in Huayang village, in China's Sichuan province, that it became completely consumed by thorny vines and ivy.<p>In China, abandoned …

STARPATH: An Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as <i>STARPATH</i>. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is …