Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest in AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon

Ever wonder why big cable companies can do whatever they want? It's partly because the FCC keeps its revolving door spinning. But it's also worth knowing that the politicians in charge of regulating the telecom industry not only receive campaign funds from them; some of them directly invest in companies like AT&T and… » 11/24/14 10:50am 11/24/14 10:50am

Doctors Aren’t Actually Bound by the Hippocratic Oath

A binding agreement, as much a social contract as Social Security or Medicare, the traditional Hippocratic Oath holds those who swear to it to a strict code of professional and personal conduct. Contrary to popular belief, though, most doctors never take this oath—and, actually, most of us are probably glad they never… » 11/15/13 8:00am 11/15/13 8:00am

Those Adorable Animal Pics May Be Fake—and Cruel

The internet consists of two major ingredients: Porn, and adorable animals. Everything else is pretty much a churning sea of virulence and racism. But what if we told you that those animal pics actually ain't so pretty? As it turns out, there's a chance many of them could be faked—and in some pretty cruel ways at that. » 8/20/13 4:20pm 8/20/13 4:20pm

US Supreme Court: Human Genetic Material Can't Be Patented

Big news from the east side of Capitol Hill: It's not okay to patent genetic material taken from the human body. Or at least, it's not okay in the eyes of the nation's highest court. SCOTUS took on the controversial and somewhat futuristic case earlier this year, and with all the torrid discussion about updating all… » 6/13/13 11:01am 6/13/13 11:01am