Saturday, July 13, 2024

AI tech could require as much electricity as a small nation, study finds

AI has limitations and shouldn’t be used for everything, especially considering its privacy concerns and high energy demand.

Book bans in Texas spread as new state law takes effect

According to the American Library Association, Texas was home to the most attempts to ban or restrict books in 2022.

NPR falsely claims its reporter is the only one to visit Nicaragua

This led into a harrowing story of how its reporter arrived in Nicaragua…and reported without incident.

Artificial intelligence: profit versus freedom

As with previous technological breakthroughs, AI places on society’s agenda both new issues and old contentious ones.

A telling tale of two press lords

Rupert Murdoch made the world safe for grand fortune. E.W. Scripps had a better idea.

Why society is increasingly turning to community schools to address the youth mental health...

The struggles of a rural school district in New Mexico illustrate how educators and parents believe they know what will work—if only they can get policy leaders to support it.

Corporate liberal media propaganda and Joe Biden  

After a wide-open presidential primary process in 2020, Democrats and progressives came together to defeat Trump. We may need that open process again in 2024 to defeat Trump or Trumpism. For that to happen, Joe Biden would have to step aside.

The tie that truly binds grand fortune and great talent

Our world’s richest are increasingly monopolizing the smarts of our smartest.

A promising new project to organize humanity’s universal heritage

An international group of researchers and data scientists are creating a comprehensive database of the world’s archaeological knowledge—and changing our understanding of humans’ prehistoric heritage.

Is intellectual property turning into a knowledge monopoly?

Never before has society had the ability it does today to bring together different communities and resources in order to produce new knowledge.