Shoot-‘Em-Up Videogames Don’t Warp Minds—Big Tech Does

Last weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in quick succession—as if the shootings themselves are becoming semiautomatic—have returned the public’s minds to the desperate need for comprehensive gun control to end the easy access to weapons of...

Ugly or Beautiful? The Housing Blocks Communism Left Behind

"The House on Chicken Legs" was built in 1968 in the Alexeyevsky District of Moscow, Russia. A Hochhaus (skyscraper) built in the 1970s on the Herzbergstraße in Fennpfuhl, Lichtenberg, Berlin. "The Hammer" high-rise on Smolna street in Śródmieście, Północne,...

Space Photos of the Week: A Trip for Thee to Galaxies Three

Always on the lookout for gorgeous galaxies, the Hubble Space Telescope sometimes it catches one at just the right angle, as we can see in this photo of NGC 3169. Located 70 million light years away, NGC 3169 is tilted in relation to our galaxy, so our view highlights...

The World Is Complex. Measuring Charity Has to Be Too

If you looked at how many people check books out of libraries these days, you would see failure. Circulation, an obvious measure of success for an institution established to lend books to people, is down. But if you only looked at that figure, you’d miss the...