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Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: i09

The reasons why we dream are still mysterious. Here are some theories.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013, Source: i09

Why does one person get off on shoes, while another gets off on certain large body parts?

Posted on: May 31, 2009, Source: io9

You heard it here first: The next evolution of identity management in the U.S. will grow out of Facebook. So watch what you out in your profile.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

After 9 long years, it's time to move on. One final thought: don't ever stop ruthlessly criticizing everything that exists.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Internet will not magically bring the world together; nor is it likely to destroy us.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Science fiction isn't escapist; it can help us envision how to make the world a better place.

Posted on: May 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

We need to organize and actively make things uncomfortable for the companies trying to regulate our use of online technologies.

Posted on: May 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The era of free, open online innovation may be coming to an end.

Posted on: May 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

If the controversial video game were a movie, we'd all be mightily impressed by its dark, ironic vision of a world at war with itself.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Web makes it easy for crowds to collaborate. But it also makes it simple for mobs to crush free expression.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The advantage of publishing online rather than in books? Nobody can burn the Internet.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A look at the facts on Microhoo!

Posted on: Apr 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Thomas Beatie is not the first transgendered man to get pregnant. So why is he getting so much attention, and why now?

Posted on: Apr 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Proper English is being supplanted by a language that reflects the lives of all the people who speak it.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The human proclivity for pointless, conflict-driven tribalism manifests itself on the web.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Eliot Spitzer's decision to pay money for sex was personal. It's not like he issued a policy of mandatory hookers for everybody.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Protesting online can be just as revolutionary as carrying signs, yelling, and storming the gates of power in the real world.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Our government is waging a war against science, endangering millions of lives in the U.S. and beyond.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Even if we spent as much money on space exploration as we do on war, funding a mission to Mars would not solve any of our problems.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

I hate Facebook and I'm not afraid to say why.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Our brave new infrastructure is failing around us even as we claim that it offers a shining path to the future.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

If only the government would warn you when it was recording your conversations, like Google.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

People are freaked out by the FDA's ruling that cloned meat is safe to eat, but we eat cloned plants all the time.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Will blogs take on all the bad habits of the mainstream media or will it help the media progress just a bit further toward independence of thought?

Posted on: Jan 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The amount of information in the world is always expanding faster than the data storage systems available to capture it.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Gizmos that a decade ago would have been viewed entirely as communications tools and toys are now potential surveillance and killing machines.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2007, Source: AlterNet

How easily important information can fall into the wrong hands.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Recent studies of animal cognitive ability prove that humans aren't much more intelligent than dogs or monkeys.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Wii isn't just a consumer electronics death monster, it represents the future of technology.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Since there are no laws guaranteeing net neutrality, media conglomerates like Comcast are free to engage in net prejudice.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2007, Source: AlterNet

New companies claim to reveal the secrets of your DNA, but will the information cause more harm than good?

Posted on: Nov 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A new internet tool lets you see countries cracking down on user-generated content like YouTube and MySpace. But it could also be a tool to help us see our country's own suppression.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes when there are no good candidates at the moment, you have to vote for the one who'll be best in the future.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Carbon offset fees may be new, but the underlying notion goes back to the Middle Ages, when the Catholic Church sold wealthy people indulgences to offset the spiritual cost of their sins.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Consumer biotech can measure and alter biological states for the mass market -- which goes much further than the consumer electronics craze over iPhones and Wiis.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Two scandals in the sci-tech world serve as reminders that science can be done in bad faith.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Moaning Lisa demonstrates the videogame-like properties of the female body -- to give it an orgasm you have to follow different patterns every time.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Instant Messenger is a medium of communication somewhere between e-mail, which can be too slow, and the phone, which can be too fast.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Jaime Sommers, heroine of the 1970s show <i>Bionic Woman</i> is back, but in a gender role that seems older than the original.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Preserving a record of history, especially during times of conflict, also means keeping the scenes of violence that the mainstream media whitewashes over.