Our Disastrous Geologic Age Needs a Worse Name, New Book Argues

There’s ongoing debate within the scientific community surrounding the geologic epoch in which we’re living. The period since the end of the last glaciation roughly 12,000 years ago is generally referred to as the Holocene. But some argue that humanity’s impacts on the planet, from climate change to mass extinction,…

Ignore Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg's War Over Killer Robots, the Real Challenge Is Already Here

Tech giants Elon Musk and Mark Zuckeberg have been engaged in a very public, somewhat silly and self-indulgent battle over artificial intelligence lately. Musk has warned AI-powered robots could usher in some form of automated war to give humanity its richly deserved demise, while Zuckerberg responded by saying he is …

Americans, Have You Ever Considered That You Are the Abnormal Ones?

A recent survey from Pew Research found that 18-34 year-olds are living with their parents for much longer than any generation since the 1960s. 43% of men and 37% of women in this age group are living at home. Commentators on last night’s PBS News Hour called it “the new normal.” But it’s actually the same old normal.…