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Wednesday September 13, 2017. 07:58 PM
Allergan has disclosed that it transferred title to six of its contested eye drug patents to the St Regis Mohawk band in upstate New York, in a bid to use the band's sovereign immunity to prevent generic pharma companies from dragging the company into court to show that its...
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Civil asset forfeiture allows police departments to confiscate and keep property they claim results from criminal activity, without having to prove that any criminal activity took place -- this turned into a national scourge, until cops were stealing more from Americans than ...
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The Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the planet’s atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15. (more…)
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Cloudflare's joint research with 'a large e-commerce site' and Mozilla found that between 4-10% of secure, encrypted web connections are 'intercepted,' largely by corporate antivirus software that inserts its own certificates into users' browsers, allowing it to scan all...
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Our friends at Dangerous Minds write about on Steven Rhodes, a graphic designer from Brisbane, Australia. He is “the excellent individual responsible for the hysterical retro-style t-shirts in this post.” Loosely based on the popular series of exploitive riffs on Little ...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUx95m9Ahn0 The Philippines is ruled by an admitted murderer, President Rodrigo Duterte (previously), whose death squads have operated with impunity since he took office last year (Trump loves him). (more…)
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It's 'single payer' and not 'universal health care' and there some potential structural pitfalls in this incarnation, but Sanders, Warren and the two dozen progressive and health activist groups who've backed this proposal are planting a flag and declaring that healthcare is ...
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 If you're looking to make digital backups of your DVD collection that will play anywhere, this software combo from MacX makes it easy. Here's what it includes:MacX DVD Ripper ProSince not all DVD releases survived the jump to streaming, ripping is sometimes the only way to...
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For me, it's often the little things at Burning Man that touch me the most. It's the understated art quietly sitting all alone on the playa that can really wow me. Like this piece I stumbled upon on one of my early morning bike rides. It immediately made me think of one of...
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Mumsnet bills itself as 'the UK's most popular parenting website,' and it makes substantial revenues from the ads that run alongside the sprawling, vigorous discussions among the eponymous mums (and the occasional dad). (more…)
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The $45.28 Learning Resources Anatomy Models Bundle Set is a well-reviewed set of anatomical models: a 5' heart, a 3.75' brain, a 4.5' body and a 9.2' skeleton, all of which disassemble into anatomically correct sub-components that you assemble into the finished pieces. (via ...
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From the Skyglow Project: Located in the High Plains of Alliance, Nebraska, this monument to England’s Stonehenge was conceived and created by Jim Reinders in 1987, as a memorial to his father. “Carhenge consists of 39 vintage American automobiles arranged in a circle...
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Now that eclipse mania has settled down a bit, were seeing a round of work by editors and artists who needed a little time to shape their images and video into something even more transcendent. Erick Oh's Totality is among the best of these. (more…)
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In 1953, the National Cathedral in Washington DC installed two stained glass windows depicting Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. A task force recommended removal, which started this month. (more…)
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Poe's law in action! What could be more white than posting a selection of unopened and unused supermarket condiments as sardonic proof that white people do in fact season food? (more…)
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Handicorn is an $8 unicorn puppet with a difference: you mount the unicorn's dismembered head and legs onto individual fingers, then clop around to your heart's content unfettered by the swaddling confinement of a traditional glove. EXCUSE ME SIR, I MUST TELL YOU YOUR HAND...
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Parker Paul posted this video, in which the term 'quadcopter' refers both to the drone (piloted by Alban Roinard) and the simple but effective mirror symmetry applied to the footage. The music is Zorch, by Oroboros.
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Sprayfoam (expanding packing foam) from oddlysatisfying I saw that expandable foam packaging had made it to the top of Reddit's Oddly Interesting forum, so bought another 180 bags of it at Amazon. Now I can once again enjoy watching expandable foam packaging expand in the...
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Oh, Denny's. How many meetings did you have before you decided on using an anthropomorphic poop-like sausage for one of your Grand Slam breakfast mascots? https://twitter.com/ArmyStrang/status/906564611700350976 https://twitter.com/SeanGallimore/status/907012753390395392 Not ...
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Ships need a reliable way to know their exact location at sea -- and for centuries, the lack of a dependable method caused shipwrecks and economic havoc for every seafaring nation. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll meet John Harrison, the...
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