The Future of Religion According to VICE
The better the world gets, the less it needs religion—and in the Western world, at least, religion is going out with a whimper, not a bang.
Following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Marine Le Pen—leader of France's far-right National Front party—has promised a national referendum on the death penalty if she's elected president in 2017.
The British politician Mark Pritchard has been cleared of rape allegations and believes it's unfair that his accuser has the right to remain anonymous while defendants in these cases are named.
Remember when the internet used to be fun?
Widespread and unjustified skepticism about rape claims could make victims fearful of reporting such a serious crime.
Oh, aren't you just a precious little wallflower.
The obsession with giving people choice could allow the bourgeoisie to swallow up all the best public hospital services.
You can create the most sophisticated medicines and vaccines in the universe, but none of that matters if most countries can't afford them-or even afford to train doctors in the first place.
The UK's Office of National Statistics threw some estimates together about how much the country spends on drugs and sex to satisfy a European Union requirement, but the whole report is largely guesswork.
We know next to nothing about child abuse in Britain. We don't know how often it happens. We don't know who the victims are. We don't know who the perpetrators are. We are in a state of profound ignorance.
Other websites have been playing around with data and algorithms for years.
The assumption of the tech industry is that more is self-evidently better—more data, more screens, more computing devices, more connections. The trouble is, most problems are pretty simple.
Don't believe the internet—the only reason you're fat is because you eat too much and don't exercise.
A computer tricked a single human into thinking it was actually a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy, but that doesn't mean that we're any closer to building a true AI that can think like a human.
The most bizarre aspect of the Wisconsin stabbings, by far, is the involvement of Slender Man, an internet phenomenon that's sent journalists around the world scrambling for their Google machines with predictably miserable results.
Scientists at the US Naval Research Laboratory flew a toy plane using hydrocarbons extracted from the ocean, but that's hardly a solution to our global energy crisis.