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  • Why does YouTube get less criticism for hate speech?

    Hate and hate speech are on the rise in America. As last week’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue sadly proved, the U.S. has a darker side.

    Platforms like Facebook and Twitter have again come under public scrutiny for their role in perpetuating hate speech by allowing fascist, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist organizations to publish and share content. This has long been a problem with soc...

    SciTech | November 5, 2018
  • Industrial robots increase wages

    Tech experts have done a great job of warning us about the potential dangers of AI and automation — nowadays, you can’t even buy a Roomba without the fear of it becoming sentient and taking over the world.

    While pundits and industry figures predict that the continued advances in robotics will lead to an increasingly impersonal and jobless future, the reality is quite different. According to a ...

    SciTech | October 29, 2018
  • Jamal Khashoggi and the modern-day monarchies

    Imagine that you are arrested for making an anti-government comment. It doesn’t matter if it was serious or a joke, or if you meant any harm by it; the feds just show up at your door one day and drag you off to jail.

    For those of us born and raised in the United States — a Western democracy founded on the principles of free speech, press, assembly, protest, and practice — this idea seems incon...

    Forum | October 29, 2018
  • Japan’s Hyabusa2 mothership delays landing on asteroid

    There’s a quite a bit of excitement surrounding the JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Hyabusa2 project, and rightly so — launched in Dec. 2014, the mothership and its hopping probes have not only reached the Ryugu asteroid, but have also sent back stunning images of the asteroid’s surface, giving us a close view of these flying chunks of space rock. However, JAXA will have to wait a little...

    SciTech | October 15, 2018
  • Sokal Squared just confirms a foregone conclusion

    The world of academia just got exposed, and it isn’t pretty.

    As reported by The Atlantic, three humanities scholars have spent the past 12 months writing 20 papers boasting ridiculous claims, attempting to get them published within reputable journals in areas such as gender studies and queer studies. Despite how ludicr...

    Forum | October 15, 2018