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Five Myths About Drone Warfare

Myth 1. It's "precision bombing" Myth 2. Drone warfare is ethical Myth 3. If the war is legal so is the weapon Myth 4. Drones are a triumph of technology Myth 5. Drones are effective Aerial bombardment has not created peaceful states, nor defeated IS, nor stopped the...

Forever Soldiers To Fight Forever Wars

The U.S. military says it is months away from launching clinical trials of a pill designed to block or reduce many degenerative effects of aging—an oral treatment that a leading researcher in the field says is better than nothing while questioning how effective it...

Capitalist Realism w/Cotton

Capitalist Realism w/Cotton

I asked Cotton of The Slurp Gang Podcast to join me for a deep conversation into a topic he brought to my attention, Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher. I crammed for the exam and may have sent the conversation spiraling a few times, but this topic is so in depth and...

Gene Editing Goes to Clincial Trials

Gene Editing Goes to Clincial Trials

Gene-editing using the groundbreaking CRISPR technology is about to be put to the test in the first-ever clinical trial of the treatment in humans. CRISPR is a protein in bacteria that can be used to manipulate genetic material to, according to Jennifer Doudna, who...

The One-Size-Fits-All Blockchain

The One-Size-Fits-All Blockchain

Recently, I tuned into the LBRY Community Podcast and near the end, they brought up a question that someone had asked about LBRY. This person wanted to know why it was not built on a privacy coin like Monero. They implied that LBRY should move to a private chain like...

The Memory Hole

The Memory Hole

Censorship has been in the news a lot lately. You have probably heard it mentioned in relation to Donald Trump. Twitter, Facebook, and many other online platforms permanently suspended his accounts last week. That's pretty wild, but there is a lot more worth talking...

Crypto Is Money

Crypto Is Money

People who think of cryptocurrencies as something to hold, something to invest in miss the point. Crypto is designed to do things that only crypto can do and its value is in its utility, in its use as money.

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