SciFriday: Stardust, Saturn, and Subterranean Goat

July 10, 2020

Scientists have proposed that life was seeded on Earth by carbon floating into our atmosphere from a burned-out star. We also discuss Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 and 2010, the importance of Saturn (the planet and the god).

SciFriday: Technocracy and Free Will

May 15, 2020

Can human society be reduced manageable algorithms in order to program a perfect society? That’s a question explored by the HBO series Westworld, but it’s also becoming more relevant in these days of contact tracing, social distancing, and the rise of globalist technocracy.

SciFriday: Surveillance Capitalism

May 8, 2020

The joint venture by Google and Apple to track users potentially exposed to COVID-19 is part of a broader plan by big tech companies to harvest your data.

SciFriday: Fowl-purgisnacht

May 1, 2020

A town in Sweden decided to enforce COVID-19 social distancing for last night’s annual Walpurgisnacht festival by spreading a ton of chicken poop in the city park.

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