As election day 2010 draws near, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the more colorful bits of American political history. From taking bribes to engaging in illegal sexual activity, scandals have rocked Congress since its inception. Simply put, scandal is an important thread that runs through our entire American history. And despite […]
Nanotechnology (“nanotech”) is the science of controlling matter on a molecular scale, usually sized between 1 and 100 nanometers. How small is that? Well, since 1 nanometer is roughly 1/50,000th the width of a human hair, maybe “mind-bogglingly tiny” is a better way of putting it. The ability to manipulate matter this minuscule has big […]
In the scifi TV series Fringe, the government gives a couple geniuses a lab and a mandate to come up with crazy technologies to defend America.
DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is kind of like that, only it has a $3.2 billion annual budget, hundreds of geniuses and it’s real.
Recent media coverage of Michael Zottoli, one of several Russian spies recently arrested, demonstrates particularly well the juxtaposition between insidious and absurd that describes the entire conspiracy.
Government workers in a variety of jobs make significantly more cash than their private sector counterparts, on top of generous benefits, job security and guaranteed pensions. Want to know whether you’re getting a raw deal compared to government workers?
If you’re a man, there’s a good chance you’ve paid more for car insurance than women, simply because you’re a man. And if you’re a woman, chances are you’ve enjoyed lower insurance rates simply because you’re a woman. But why is this kind of gender discrimination okay in modern times, when we’re all supposed to be equal under the law? Read on to find out.
Movie thieves often try to “make it over the border” with their loot because once they reach some glamorous foreign country, they’ll be home free, beyond the jurisdiction of US law enforcement. But are criminals really safe once they leave America? Learn the truth about America’s extradition treaties and whether Hollywood has it right.
Tuition has been increasing at such an alarming rate that some say we’re witnessing yet another bubble in America — this time not in the stock market or in housing, but in college tuition.
What would happen if marijuana were legal, taxed and regulated just like a pack of cigarettes? Read on to find out.
Douglas Hughes, a California candidate for governor, recently floated the idea of a “pedophile island,” where pedophiles would be sent permanently. What many people don’t realize is that “pedophile islands” already exist in America, and the Supreme Court has endorsed them.