All of us know that we are all the victims of electronic snooping by the government and business. But even I was unaware of the amount of sophisticated snooping that companies like the department store chain Target do on us. This clip [Read more...]
If an object like a thrown ball or a car is heading towards us, we know that we can react and take effective avoidance strategies very quickly. How do the neurons in our brains manage to work so fast to determine the trajectory and decide what is the best avoidance strategy? It is clearly automatic and not done by our conscious brains.
A recent study, the conclusions of which are summarized [Read more...]
This is the first election cycle since the US Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision allowed for the creation of Super PACs. According to the latest issue of Harper’s Magazine (March 2012, p. 11), 72% of the advertisement purchases [Read more...]
Richard Adams’s live blog is my source for entertaining summaries of the Republican debates, like the one held yesterday. He concludes at the end:
I have long since given up trying to predict what is going on in this Republican contest. That aside, this debate did no one any good, not the candidates and [Read more...]
The news that some neutrinos may travel faster than the speed of light caused a sensation when it broke in September of last year.
In the US, beliefs about Christianity tend to have considerable weight for some people in how they decide on public policy issues. However, whether Christians see themselves as conservative or liberal, there is inevitably some discrepancy between their personal policy preferences and a plain reading of the Bible’s teaching on [Read more...]