Luke Crewe

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Richard Dawkins: How I Write

The influential evolutionary biologist and fierce defender of atheism on his first memories and having to write 3,000 words before he’d call a day …

Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter and the Controversy Surrounding Aurora 7

This past May, I went to Spacefest V in Tucson, Arizona, one of the few events where you’d do well to pay special attention to the elderly men you meet in the hall because they just might have walked on the Moon. The group of kids I saw barreling down the breezeway one afternoon in their haste to …

Space Exploration

The Snowden files: why the British public should be worried about GCHQ

When the Guardian offered John Lanchester access to the GCHQ files, the journalist and novelist was initially unconvinced. But what the papers told him was alarming: that Britain is sliding towards an entirely new kind of surveillance society<p>In August, the editor of the Guardian rang me up and …

Verizon doesn't pay its fair share: Nader | The Star

If we expand our analysis from my last letter using Verizon’s own SEC 10-Ks to the most recent fiscal year, 2012, the picture looks no better: From …

Why Vegan Diets Suck

5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich<p>There is no one right way to eat for everyone.<p>We are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next.<p>I personally advocate consumption of both animals and plants and I think there is plenty of evidence that this is a reasonable …

Obama's Comments About Travyon Martin Crossed the Line

I believe President Obama crossed the line when he most recently commented for the second time on the George Zimmerman verdict.<p>In doing so, he called …

The Hidden Horror of Whitey Bulger’s Trial

Jurors cried as Whitey Bulger associate Steven Flemmi recounted a litany of brutal murders, but T.J. English says the real horror of his reign is the …

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Go on a trip, you deserve it.

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

UK's Anti-Pornography Plan Is Scary, Pointless Grandstanding

The U.K. Prime Minister today proposed a sweeping set of internet filtering--some would say censorship--laws. They will go nowhere.<p>U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced this morning that "By the end of this year, when someone sets up a new broadband account, the settings to install family …

If You’re an American, You’re Sicker Than You Should Be

<i>In the wake of a startling report highlighting the United States’ poor health compared with other wealthy nations, the report’s director searches for</i> …

Earth’s gold came from colliding dead stars

Unlike elements like carbon or iron, gold has to be born in a cataclysmic event – like the short gamma-ray burst (GRB) that happened last month.<p>We …

Space

Tolkien Not Orwell Understood Modern Surveillance Best

What can literary fiction teach us about recent revelations that the National Security Agency has aggressively been gathering massive amounts of data …

So, You Want to Hide from the NSA? Your Guide to the Nearly Impossible

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Complaining about the government is a key part of being American, the first amendment to the …

Referee beheaded after killing player

An amateur football match in Brazil led to two deaths as a referee was beheaded by spectators after he had stabbed a player.<p>The shocking incidents …

“Whistle-blower” now means “homegrown terrorist”

<b>(Meranda19 via Shutterstock)</b><p>And other definitions from the new dictionary for our post-9/11 security state<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>July 2, 2013 4:14pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>In the months after September 11, 2001, it was regularly said that “everything” had changed. It’s a claim …

America's founders would be horrified at this United States of Surveillance

I'm a longtime subscriber to an Internet mail list that features items from smart, thoughtful people. The list editor forwards items he personally …

On the economics of transfers

Football transfers aren't as black and white as two teams negotiating a reasonable fee for a player.<p>On the face of it, the economics of transfer seems trivial. If a club wants to acquire a player, they negotiate a fee with said player's current club, and if the two sides can agree on a deal, the …

Miss Utah Marissa Powell’s Facepalm Moment During the Miss USA Pageant

Marlow Stern on Miss Utah’s rambling, incoherent answer during last night’s Miss USA pageant.<p>Oh dear.<p>During Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant, which …

What Is Lactose Intolerance?

Many adults struggle with lactose intolerance and do their best to avoid dairy. There are a lot of misconceptions, however, about the biology behind it and which dairy products are the best and worst. I've compiled some basic information here to hopefully clear up the fundamentals:<p><b>What is lactose,</b> …

Dairy

Official Story has Odd Wrinkles: A Pack of Questions about the Boston Bombing Backpacks

The horrific bombing of the Boston Marathon, to hear the FBI and the Boston Police tell it, is solved: One bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is dead, gunned …

Boston MIT Cop Cover-Up

All one has to do is consider the eyewitness accounts of the shootout in Watertown to realize that the Tsarnaev brothers were almost certainly not—as …

What Modern Humans Can Learn From The Neanderthals' Extinction

It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?<p>Neanderthals were humans who went extinct between 20,000 and 30,000 years ago. Though there is some debate about who these people were, there is no …

Study: Parents Who 'Clean' Pacifiers With Their Mouths May Be Protecting Kids From Asthma, Allergies

At 18 months, babies who had come into repeated contact with their parents' saliva were 12 percent less likely to have asthma and 37 percent less likely to develop eczema.<p>@boetter/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> The properly cautious parent is advised to soak their baby's pacifier daily in equal parts white vinegar …