Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming self-driving cars: what happens if it’s impossible to avoid everyone?

–Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill? | Australian Popular Science


Mandatory labels on foods containing DNA

I don’t whether to laugh or cry!

WARNING: This product contains deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The Surgeon General has determined that DNA is linked to a variety of diseases in both animals and humans. In some configurations, it is a risk factor for cancer and heart disease. Pregnant women are at very high risk of passing on DNA to their children.


Ohio appeals court ruling is a victory for punctuation, sanity

This is a big win for those of us obsessed with punctuation and grammar!

“If the village desires a different reading, it should amend the ordinance and insert a comma,” Judge Robert Hendrickson wrote.

Ohio appeals court ruling is a victory for punctuation, sanity – The Washington Post

‘Free’quent flier has wings clipped after American Airlines takes away his unlimited pass | New York Post

He’s the man who flew too much.
He clocked more than 10 million miles and 10,000 flights. He used his power to fly hopeless strangers home, a friend to the Louvre, and a priest to Rome to meet the pope.
He hopped planes to other cities just for a baseball game or a sandwich.
Everybody, even American’s CEO, knew his name.