Sunday, 2 October 2016


you down with opm: contractor that may have been responsible for that enormous Office of Personnel Management data breach is awarded handling a new secret security clearance initiative

we can be friends forever: Teddy Ruxpin is getting a reboot—raising not only the question of how technology cheats the imagination but also what’s our ethical responsibilities to creating toys with feelings and souls

sub rosa: some of the disclosed locations of the world’s most secret societies

time’s arrow: a Cosmos compelled to go from past to present to future may just be the limitations of the doting observer

durable solutions:  the architecture and design of refugee shelters is exhibited at the MoMA

drill bit: there’s a newly discovered species of bee in deserts of New Mexico that can gnaw through solid rock like a termite through wood and even can mix its own concrete