Nathanael Johnson lets the anti-GMO movement off the hook
What is most disturbing about the GMO debate – and why it matters – is that the anti-GMO movement at almost every turn rejects empiricism as a means of understanding the world and making decisions about it.
Pass the Garum
Heerlijk! Recepten uit het oude Rome. Tijd om nog eens garum te maken, denk ik.
Why working-class people vote conservative | Society | The Guardian
Why on Earth would a working-class person ever vote for a conservative candidate? This question has obsessed the American left since Ronald Reagan first captured the votes of so many union members, farmers, urban Catholics and other relatively powerless people – the so-called "Reagan Democrats". Isn't the Republican party the party of big business? Don't the Democrats stand up for the little guy, and try to redistribute the wealth downwards?
Russia’s Putin to answer questions in live Internet conference
At top of the list, more than 20,290 Russians asked whether Russia will use giant humanoid robots to defend itself.
It was not clear why 13,620 Russians decided to ask Putin's opinion of the awakening of Cthulhu, a fictional octopus-like creature sleeping at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean invented by novelist H.P Lovecraft.
4K is for programmers / Tiamat
The toleration of mediocrity on the desktop irks me.