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Sam Harris says we don’t need God to know right from wrong

Sam Harris says we don’t need God to know right from wrong

Humans have traditionally looked to religion to provide a moral compass. Scientists themselves frequently concede the high ground when it comes to morality, retreating to allow religion to handle issues of conscience. In his new book, <i>The Moral Landscape</i>, author and neuroscientist Sam Harris has launched the latest volley in the science vs. religion battle [...]

That flight delay cost more than just time and patience—try $16.7 billion

That flight delay cost more than just time and patience—try $16.7 billion

Everyone has been delayed in an airport—rushing to make a holiday dinner, a business meeting or just a connecting flight, there are few worse feelings than staring at the airport marquee to see that your flight has been delayed. Even worse is being stuck on the plane itself while it sits on the tarmac for [...]

These skies aren’t big enough for the both of us

These skies aren’t big enough for the both of us

Wildlife is great. Jet air travel is great. But get them together, and you have the potential for tragedy. Just think of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, which was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River after the airplane's engines ingested Canada geese. Another flight had to return to the runway in Alaska [...]

Debating Proposition 19—will California feel the effects of the high?

Debating Proposition 19—will California feel the effects of the high?

Ready to hear some decisive and unyeilding statements? Good, because it is election season and the time has come to discuss this year’s smokin' hot propisition – 19. Proposition 19 would legalize the consumption of marijuana by those 21 and older as long as they were in a non-public place such as a home or [...]

Writing Hereafter

Writing Hereafter

What comes in the next life? What’s my purpose? The big questions dominate Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter, opening this week in Los Angeles. Peter Morgan penned the screenplay. At least one critic says the story ambitiously offers an alternative to organized religion. Meanwhile, Morgan is also at work on a biopic of rock legend Freddie Mercury, [...]

FCC takes aim at ‘bill shock’

FCC takes aim at ‘bill shock’

Ever open your cell phone bill and have your heart stop beating and your blood pressure suddenly rise due to excessive, or unexpected, charges? If you’ve experienced this condition you aren’t alone, surveys show that one in six Americans have experienced ‘bill shock’. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received numerous complaints from angry customers [...]

The future is here and it’s not scary – Nick Bilton puts technology in perspective

The future is here and it’s not scary – Nick Bilton puts technology in perspective

Does Facebook make you sweat? Afraid Google is making you stupid? Do tweets and texts tweak you? Worry not. Yes, these technologies are here to stay. But their impact isn’t as dystopian as some predict, according to Nick Bilton anyway. In his new book, <i>The Future is Here & Here’s How it Works,</i> Bilton asserts [...]

144 billion reasons to be frustrated with Wall Street: 2010 breaks compensation record for bankers

144 billion reasons to be frustrated with Wall Street: 2010 breaks compensation record for bankers

Last year, in the midst of a brutal recession, about three dozen of the top publicly held securities and investment-services firms—which includes banks, hedge funds, securities exchanges and more—paid out $139 billion in compensation and benefits, ignoring the public outcry over exorbitant pay packages shortly after many of these same firms were recipients of federal [...]

Pasadena Playhouse grand reopening with Ed Asner

Pasadena Playhouse grand reopening with Ed Asner

Having emerged from bankruptcy, the Pasadena Playhouse is back with FDR, a one-man show starring Ed Asner as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. Based on Dore Schary's hit play "Sunrise at Campobello," the 80 year-old Asner takes the stage for four weeks portraying Roosevelt. Will the show – and the [...]

Solving the mystery of the Station Fire

Solving the mystery of the Station Fire

Last year, the Station Fire of the San Gabriel Mountains became the largest fire in L.A. County history claiming the lives of two firefighters and destroying more than 200 homes and buildings. But the cause and management of the Station fire is still a bit smoky… Southern California Congressman Adam Schiff has convened a panel [...]

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