Oct. 30, 2014 · 4,170 views
In 1950, the U.S. government secretly covered U.S. cities with bacteria in the name of scientific research. For thirty years, the tests remained a secret -- even after a San Francisco resident died as a result.
Oct. 28, 2014 · 37,370 views
Terence Faulkner wrote 1/3 of the opposing arguments in this year's SF voter guide. And large chunks of them read like he's yelling at you.
Oct. 27, 2014 · 10,569 views
The Preparedness Day Bombing of 1916 killed 10 and seriously wounded 40 -- but the injustice that followed was almost as grave.
Oct. 23, 2014 · 27,303 views
Jehovah's Witnesses are like a SaaS company that requires its customers to recruit or they get their subscription canceled. But if the end of the world actually happens, it will probably disrupt our models.
Oct. 20, 2014 · 26,538 views
No matter how you slice it, the U.S. population is still mostly Christian, and mostly Protestant. But a certain sector of the religious landscape has been on the rise for decades: the atheists, humanists, and otherwise unaffiliated.
Oct. 15, 2014 · 19,518 views
Mechanical Turk lets you pay people small amounts to complete "microtasks". Now, academics are using it to make their research faster, cheaper and -- arguably -- more accurate.
Oct. 8, 2014 · 1,766 views
What did pranksters and protesters wear before "V for Vendetta" came out? His middle name was "Milhous".
Oct. 2, 2014 · 1,119 views
The Priceonomics t-shirt is available "at cost" for readers and friends of Priceonomics.
Sept. 22, 2014 · 75,014 views
In a California fire station, a 113-year-old light bulb still burns. Is it a miracle of physics, or a sign that light bulbs have gotten weaker with time?