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Most powerful space telescope ever to launch in 2018

As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space this week, NASA and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before. 10 more words

How Christianity invented children

We have forgotten just how deep a cultural revolution Christianity wrought. via Pocket
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Proposal Would Put Laser Cannon on ISS to Blast Space Junk - IEEE Spectrum

The easiest (and probably best) way to deal with the space junk problem is to stop producing space junk in the first place. We’re trying to do that, which is great. 10 more words


Emma Sulkowicz, a senior visual arts student at Columbia University, carries a mattress in…The Columbia University student being called a rapist by members of the media and a woman who has been carrying her mattress around for performance art is suing. 10 more words

Hillary Clinton v. the Oxpeckers: Dead Candidate Walking | Unexamined Premises

What the hell was she thinking? That the Hillary! candidacy is doomed is now a foregone conclusion. Madame Defarge has no aptitude for the job, only a taste for it, and a venomous certainty that it is somehow rightfully hers. 17 more words

Article Under The Black Flag

ISIS isn’t a terrorist organization. It’s a transnational army of terror. The CIA claims it has as many as 31,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq, and Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government, thinks the number may be as high as 200,000. 11 more words

Bill Ayers to University Students: America’s ‘Game Is Over’ and ‘Another World’ Is Coming | Video | TheBlaze.com

Bill Ayers spoke at the University of Oregon last week on the subject of teaching and organizing for “social justice.”  His speech was not free of the radical sentiments he is well-known for espousing (especially in the company of America’s youth). 11 more words