DARPA Wants Your Brain
darpa photo DARPA Wants Your Brain In a robot body by MATTHEW GAULT The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, that bastion of fringe military science that gave us GPS, the Internet and cinder block-hurling killbots, is at it again. In August, the agency put out a request for information... Read more
Neil deGrasse Tyson is Right: Knowing The REAL Space Budget Boosts Support for NASA
Neil deGrasse Tyson in December 2011. Nasa photo Neil deGrasse Tyson is Right: Knowing The REAL Space Budget Boosts Support for NASA But evangelism will only work if NASA has clear mission by MATTHEW GAULT Space. The final frontier. We all love it. Gravity, a beautiful sci-fi disaster movie... Read more
I Just Saw ‘Captain Phillips’ and Couldn’t Wait to See the Pirates Shot Dead
Don’t fuck with the U.s. Navy. Columbia pictures capture I Just Saw ‘Captain Phillips’ and Couldn’t Wait to See the Pirates Shot Dead Despite the film’s attempts to make me feel guilty about it by MATTHEW GAULT “You aren’t just a fisherman,” Richard Phillips says to his captor —... Read more
Nobel Gases: Peace Prizes, Chemical Weapons and the Impotence of Hope
Syrians inspect a chemical rocket. Photo via Brown Moses Nobel Gases: Peace Prizes, Chemical Weapons and the Impotence of Hope The OPCW’s award is less of an achievement than an aspiration  by MATTHEW GAULT On Oct. 11, a committee in Oslo doled out its annual award for peace. The... Read more
Greenpeace Picked a Bad Time to Mess With Russia
Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise in Libya. Salvatore Barbera/Flickr photo Greenpeace Picked a Bad Time to Mess With Russia Arrests came during Russia’s show-off Arctic military cruise by MATTHEW GAULT On Sept. 19, 28 activists with the environmental group Greenpeace — along with two journalists covering their activities — were... Read more
‘Pearl Harbor’ Sucked
‘splosions. Buena Vista Capture ‘Pearl Harbor’ Sucked And I miss you more than Michael Bay missed the mark by MATTHEW GAULT Memorial Day weekend, 2001. I went to the movies with my family. My grandfather — a veteran of World War II’s Pacific theatre — went with us. The... Read more
Proposed Vertical Slum Looks Like a Dystopian Movie
A dream of dharavi. Ugo architecture and design concept art Proposed Vertical Slum Looks Like a Dystopian Movie More than one million people live in the Dharavi slum, and one designer wants to put them here Looming at 15 stories, the hypothetical building has no ground floor. Human and... Read more
Celebrities At War

Celebrities At War

Uncategorized September 12, 2013 0

Angelina Jolie detonates land mines in An Long Veng District, Thailand in June 2001. U.N. Refugee Agency photo Celebrities At War The Syria crisis mobilized the celebrity brigades, but it’s really just entertainment This happens every time. Whenever the United States finds itself even contemplating the idea of war,... Read more
Free Syrian Army in Damascus. Freedom House Photo Despite the popular narrative, America isn’t arming Al Qaeda in Syria There’s a lot of scary information floating around about the Syrian rebel forces. This past June, on the late-night infotainment shouting match called Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher declared that giving weapons... Read more
These Men Faked Being War Heroes
Faking vet is an insulting claim, for lots of reasons. But the Internet is awash with those who claim military service that didn’t happen, combat experiences made out of whole cloth — and have received or claimed unearned military decorations, honors and even money they didn’t earn. In 2013,... Read more

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