One of the scariest films of the 1970s didn't set out to be a horror film at all.
If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time you’ll probably be familiar with the name Sokal from the Sokal affair, the scandal in 1996 in which physicist […]
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love my tsundoku.
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
Despite warnings and protestations from astronomers and skywatchers, Starlink is moving fast and breaking things. In May of this year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the first group of its new satellite […]
Technical knowledge continues to be privileged over social knowledge.
Every year, companies try to do things better, to find the most effective way to complete some task or to improve overall productivity. Employee learning programs play a massive part […]
Despite accusations of racial stereotyping, most Dutch cities and towns keep the traditional blackface version of 'Zwarte Piet'.
The politics that don't bind.
The day Marty McFly and Doc Brown visit 2015 is upon us! Unfortunately, things today aren't exactly as the film envisioned.
As the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prepare to meet this Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, you’ll hear a lifetime’s worth of metaphors for football, many of […]
Enter a rapidly changing world where a passionate scientist by the name of Isaac Newton burns political bridges in London, a royal astronomer, Edmond Halley, seeks a powerful formula from […]
As kids, my siblings and I would flip through old family albums and marvel over old pictures of family members in their youth. More than just thicker hair and thinner […]
Mapping the many paths from fully bearded to clean-shaven