Former ‘Law & Order’ Director Gets 10 Years Probation For Child Pornography Charges

Jace Alexander attends the Screen Actors Guild Foundation Inaugural New York Golf Classic at Trump National Golf Club at Briarcliff Manor in Westchester, NY, on October 7, 2013. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA) From Julia Brucculieri at Huffington Post / 06.29.2016: Jason “Jace” Alexander, a television director who worked on “Law & Order,” has been sentenced[…]

Why You Think You’re Right – Even When You’re Wrong (VIDEO)

Julia Galef investigates how and why people change their minds. Julia Galef Co-founder, Center for Applied Rationality Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two[…]

Who Built This Wall?

Goats stand in front of the Frankish monastery of Isova in Greece. Photo: Hercules Milas / Alamy Field research allows scholars to form a hypothesis about the origins and purpose of a mysterious Crusader-era structure By Elizabeth Mansfield / 06.30.2016 Senior Program Officer, Getty Foundation “According to local lore, this wall was built by shepherds[…]

Benghazi Conspiracy Theorists Turn on Trey Gowdy

Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune By Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist / 06.30.2016 Et tu, Trey? A day after the House Benghazi committee released a final report that left Hillary Clinton relatively unscathed, conservative activists — the conspiracy-minded ones who pressured House leaders to appoint the committee in the first place — rounded on Chairman[…]

The Evolutionary Purpose of Colour

By Azriel ReShel / 06.30.2016 Colour vision in humans and why its important Nothing delights the senses quite like colour. The iridescent blue of the waves on the ocean, the bursts of coloured flowers in a sea of green, or the breathtaking hues of sunset, affect our minds and our bodies. Colour enhances life and[…]

iCensor: Apple Patents Remote ‘Kill Switch’ for iPhone Cameras

“Free speech rules don’t apply to Silicon Valley,” observes a civil liberties advocacy group. (Photo: Ian Higgins/flickr/cc) Technology could allow police and government forces to stop citizens from recording abuses of force By Nika Knight / 06.30.2016 Owning an iPhone could someday mean being blocked from recording anything that someone in power doesn’t want you[…]