Whether it's posting pictures of breakfast cereal or "liking" a Change.org petition on immigration reform, Facebook has become one of the primary vessels through which we express sentiments and emotions. In some ways, that's deeply problematic -- and even Facebook knows that.
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$1.9 million to study lil' old me? Scientist says he's putting people to work -- and compiling vital environmental dataEarlier this month, Republican Senators Tom Coburn (whom you haven't heard of) and John McCain (whom you have) fired off a 74-page compendium of what they claim are the most wast ... More >>
A church that celebrates Darwin? How highly evolvedIt was former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who asked "Is man an ape or an angel? I, my lord, am on the side of the angels." Yes, that's where that expression originates. Lesser known still is that this was Disraeli's artful way of saying ... More >>
When people learn that Pedro Ordenes, 55, has swum to or from Alcatraz 126 times, or that he crossed the Strait of Magellan in 39-degree water, they often joke about his sanity. That's before they hear about his idea to swim the Bering Strait.