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Brave New World

  1. Brave New Sharknado? Syfy To Adapt Aldous Huxley’s Classic, Brave New World

    Skeptical literary nerd is skeptical.

    I'm more of a George Orwell/1984 girl myself, but there's no denying that Aldous Huxley's dystopian view of the future in Brave New World has given generations tons to think about with regard to consumerism, hedonism, and an "on demand" culture way before On Demand was even a thing. And now, it's going to be adapted into a TV show. By Syfy. The network that brought us Sharknado and started prioritizing wrestling even though the network isn't called WrestFy.

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  2. Not Your Imagination: Humanity Getting Progressively Dumber and Crazier

    When the news of the day consists of things like Elmo's underage sex scandal, it's easy to think sometimes that the world and everyone in it is just getting more awful by the minute. According to a recent paper published in the journal Trends in Genetics, it appears that may be exactly the case. In even more depressing news, it seems to be because being intelligent and empathetic are no longer traits that are evolutionarily selected for. Man, we could have told you that.

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