War, Empire, and Racism in the Anthropocene

The biophysical-economics and military-logics of industrial hyperreality by Nafeez Ahmed edited by O Society September 11, 2019 The Anthropocene. A proposed new geological epoch which designates a shift to a planetary age dominated by human impacts across the geological processes of the Earth. Geologists dispute the duration, precision, relevance and even accuracy of the concept. But … Continue reading War, Empire, and Racism in the Anthropocene

Artificial Memories Created in Laboratory Mice

The growing science of memory manipulation raises social and ethical questions by Robert Martone edited by O Society September 3, 2019 We learn from our personal interaction with the world, and our memories of those experiences help guide our behaviors. Experience and memory are inexorably linked, or at least they seemed to be before a recent … Continue reading Artificial Memories Created in Laboratory Mice

Einstein Got His Understanding of Time from Hume

Centuries before Albert Einstein, David Hume recognised universal time, independent of an observer’s viewpoint, doesn’t exist by Matias Slavov edited by O Society August 27, 2019 In 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to the philosopher and physicist Moritz Schlick, who had recently composed an article on the theory of relativity. Einstein praised it: The Collected Papers … Continue reading Einstein Got His Understanding of Time from Hume

The thinking error at the root of science denial

by Jeremy Shapiro edited by O Society August 8, 2019 Currently, there are three important issues on which there is scientific consensus but controversy among laypeople: climate change, biological evolution and childhood vaccination. On all three issues, prominent members of the Trump administration, including the Trump, lined up against the conclusions of research. This widespread rejection … Continue reading The thinking error at the root of science denial

White Lion Cub Spotted in Kruger National Park

https://youtu.be/qKaIq7qA_ls Daily Mirror edited by O Society July 30, 2019 In-the-wild footage captures one of only 15 white lion cubs left in the wild at Kruger National Park in South Africa. The rare sighting was captured by Ramsay Horton in December 2018. Footage shows a family of lions including two lionesses leading a litter of … Continue reading White Lion Cub Spotted in Kruger National Park

New Study Predicts Millions of Americans Will Become Exposed to “Off the Charts” Heat

https://youtu.be/6tni_3N3vcU by Real News Network edited by O Society July 27, 2019 DIMITRI LASCARIS This summer, the climate news cycle has been dominated by two searing heat waves that have afflicted Western Europe. In one European city after another, the record for the all-time high temperature has been broken. Just today, July 25th, the record … Continue reading New Study Predicts Millions of Americans Will Become Exposed to “Off the Charts” Heat