* America’s Lawless, Unaccountable Shadow Government: Opinions Differ.
* Q. and A. on the Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The latest.
* Ghostbusters and the New York Public Library.
* Huge, interactive map of objects police have mistaken for guns.
* The Civil Rights Act Was Not as Important as You Think.
* The greatest trick the devil ever pulled.
* How a seemingly simple message
to students brought digital-age disaster for a Wisconsin professor.
* Why Cosmos Can’t Save Public Support for Science.
* The Department of Education’s scoring system for ranking the financial health of universities makes no sense.
* College admissions as socio-economic sorting.
* The Great Cost Shift.
* MOOCtastic: Harvard students told: No questions, please, we’re filming.
* Should you lose your job for failing to raise 80 percent of your salary in outside grants?
* Graduate Students at Cornell Push for Workers’ Compensation. The only question is: why don’t they already have this?
* Jacob Remes introduces the CLASSE Manifesto.
* Patrick Iber on life as a long-term adjunct.
* Dialectics of whether you should let your students call you by your first name.
* If the Founding Fathers were alive today, what do you think they would say?
* There’s ideology at its purest, and then there’s Barack Obama being interviewed by Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns.
* Guantánamo forever, I guess.
* During the first month of recreational marijuana sales, Colorado’s licensed dispensaries generated a total of more than $14 million, putting about $2 million of tax revenue into state coffers in the process.
* Vulture profiles Benjamin Kunkel.
* Two sentence horror stories.
* Public Transit Use In U.S. Is At a 57-Year High, Report Finds. Spraying Toxic Coal Ash Is A Cheap And Popular Way To De-Ice Roads. Bitcoin is Not a Currency.
* What’s making you so fat today: antibiotics.
* “You can’t mourn for the little boy he once was. You can’t fool yourself.”
* Dan Harmon: The Rolling Stone Interview. Mystery project!
* A Game Is Being Beaten.
* Ten Years of Deadwood.
* Next year on SyFy: Man Calls 911 After “Hostile” 22-Pound Cat Traps Family in Bedroom.
* Space Opera on the TV.
* BBC America gathers HUGE all-star cast for history of sci-fi documentary.
* That’s cheery: Drones will cause an upheaval of society like we haven’t seen in 700 years.
* Study: Nuclear Reactors Are Toxic to Surrounding Areas, Especially With Age. No one could have predicted!
* Now human activity makes it rain on the weekends. God, we’re the worst.
* Gasp! Center For American Progress Takes Direction From Obama White House.
* The Supreme Court: as always, why we can’t have nice things.
* Milwaukee homicides rose 15% last year.
* The Almighty Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Order Flowchart.
* The Exquisite Wistfulness of 19th-Century Vegetarian Personal Ads.
* And they say there’s never any good news, but Sbarro’s has filed for bankruptcy.