Angry Robot

I’m an environmental journalist, but I never write about overpopulation. Here’s why.

So if you are concerned about the growth in population, make yourself a champion of female empowerment in the developing world. You will be contributing to the most effective solution to the problem without any of the moral baggage.

Scarborough Subway Escapes Scrutiny Despite Mistakes and Missteps

What an embarrassment

This is how nuclear war with North Korea would unfold

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

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This is our newest creation, Eamon.

‘This is a major discovery’: Explorers find massive ice-age cavern beneath Montreal

Denial Is Not A Strategy for Confronting North Korea

If you think 2017 was bad, imagine an America without allies fighting another two-front war, this one involving nuclear weapons, under the leadership of the most hated president in modern history, while a torture apologist runs the C.I.A. The world right now is a powder keg. Trump, an untethered maniac, sits atop it, flicking a lighter that Republicans in Congress could take away, but won’t. If everything goes up in flames, we can’t say we weren’t warned.

Flynn has promised special counsel ‘full cooperation’ in Russia probe: Source

Did Michael Flynn Just Flip on Team Trump?

Robert Litt, who until Jan. 20 was the senior lawyer for the office of the director of national intelligence, said Flynn’s admissions flow from the role Mueller needs him to play: witness. In other words, the purpose of Mueller’s actions against Flynn on Friday are to hunt bigger Trump administration targets.

You’re welcome / THE HORROR (via)

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The Globalized Jitters

All the cool kids have anxiety disorders these days. I’m not claiming that this makes me one of them. Correlation, as we all know, does not imply causation, and I am reliably informed that the cool kids also understand Snapchat, wear floral jumpsuits, and know how to talk to people they fancy without pulling a face like a spaniel on acid.

Original Prongles

A masterwork of parody. The song is incredible.

People City prompts a journey down memory lane

A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller

Greatest sample ever?

Why Apple’s HomePod Is Three Years Behind Amazon’s Echo

This sounds to me like a regular Apple development process, and I also don’t see how the Echo and HomePod are in competition (Echo starts at $50, HomePod costs $300 more).

That said, the Echo – or rather, the built-in Alexa assistant – has changed what people expect from a “smart” speaker. As an audiophile-ish smart speaker, HomePod seems more in competition with Sonos, and the latest Sonos One – which has Alexa built in – is the product that blows the HomePod, as we currently understand it, out of the water.

Antarctica’s doomsday glaciers could be more vulnerable than we thought

My daughter could live to see the world’s coastal cities vanish

Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

“In 1987, a young real estate developer traveled to the Soviet Union. The KGB almost certainly made the trip happen.” Excerpt from a book that sounds…. very interesting!

10-year-old journalist reports on murders and heroin

Amazon launches Alexa, Echo, and Prime Music in Canada

Finally.

One of the problems with climate change is getting people to realise it was anthropogenic – created by people. It’s the same problem with social networks – they are manmade. If they are not serving humanity, they can and should be changed.