OP-ed | International Sports and Late-Stage Capitalism

By Janelle Velina In the former USSR, the Soviets understood that sports were originally supposed to be for the physical and communal benefit, as well as the genuine enjoyment, of the people. By taking capital out of the equation and by allowing the expansion and encouragement of mass participation, the arena of sports actually flourished under... Continue Reading →

Op-ed | Nuclear Energy under a rationally planned economy – a potential for historical progress

By Janelle Velina It is about time that socialists in the West put their fears about nuclear power aside and consider the benefits and the greater potential that nuclear energy can bring under a socialist system. The movement against it was a negative critical point for socialism in the West, with Big Oil holding back progress. See... Continue Reading →

Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

[Typical. Predictable. - NP] (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/) by Helena Horton A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, 'Bush did 9/11'-proclaiming robot. Developers at Microsoft created 'Tay', an AI modelled to speak 'like a teen girl', in order to... Continue Reading →

Researchers: Children exposed to religion have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction

Researchers: Children exposed to religion have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction (theRawStory) A study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science determined that children who are not exposed to religious stories are better able to tell that characters in “fantastical stories” are fictional — whereas children raised in a religious environment even “approach unfamiliar,... Continue Reading →

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