Category Archives: Society

Why Do We Board Airplanes the Dumb Way?


‘There are many ways to board a plane, with “back-to-front”—the chosen boarding process of most U.S. carriers—the slowest. It is so ineffective that timed research shows that simple random boarding ends up being faster. ‘One possibility is that airlines have … Continue reading

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10 Ways You Could be Thinking Wrong


The Conjunction Fallacy ‘Linda is thirty-one years old, single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in antinuclear demonstrations. ‘Now, which alternative … Continue reading

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Things You Should Know About Divorce in the US


Why the American Family-Court System is Broken The Fourth Most Common Cause of Bankruptcy in the US ‘In this ReasonTV interview, filmmaker Joe Sorge, director of the new documentary, ‘Divorce Corp,’ argues that because the legal code to get a … Continue reading

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Police Bombs Could Have Hurt Any Alaskan


Funny but not Cops Hide Explosives on Car, Lose Track of Car ‘Police at Anchorage’s airport briefly lost track of a small quantity of explosives used for training K-9 units Monday, but were able to recover them hours after a … Continue reading

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Asimov’s Astonishing 1964 Predictions


A closer look at Asimov’s World’s Fair of 2014 reveals that his crystal ball was shockingly clear “Communications will become sight-sound and you will see as well as hear the person you telephone.” We call that video-conferencing today ‘It is … Continue reading

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