Google’s self-driving cars have logged in 300,000 miles without a single accident (that we can blame on the computers).
Obama has actually been better on energy policy than I would have guessed. The two exceptions are the off-shore drilling moratorium and coal.
I don’t know what’s more encouraging, getting closer to effective male birth control, or a conversation that follows that doesn’t involve a bunch of people sneering about how men have no interest in such things.
“Fully 98.3 percent of job gains among those with at least a bachelor’s were realized by those with advanced degrees – again, a small fraction of the overall population.”
Another link on a familiar Hit Coffee subject: Cohabitation does not improve likelihood of marital success.
I find an article about how the academy discriminates against conservative would-be professors to be uninteresting because it falls in “no, duh” territory (especially in social psychology, delved into here), but I found the counterpoint interesting: “Just because they say they would discriminate doesn’t mean they actually would.”
The thing about these “cut the cord” (cancel cable) articles is they all act like they are righteously retaliating against greedy providers. With the obvious exception of illegal downloading, who exactly do they think is giving them the means to do so? One way or another, they’re going to get their money. Or we’re going to stop getting content.
Smithsonian.com has an interesting look on the history of pink and blue and their association with masculinity and femininity.
I’ve frequently used Portland as an example of a self-styled “creative class” city that didn’t pan out. I may have to take that back.