Never before have scientists photographed the darkest points in the universe.
Melissa ChenToday, we saw what was once unseeable.
Today, we know a little bit more about the universe than we did yesterday.
Today, we laid our eyes upon an image of a supermassive #blackhole that strikingly aligns with prior scientific predictions.
A civilian was reportedly injured late last month after his ride-along with the French Air Force took an unexpected turn. The man’s ejection seat somehow fired, sending him soaring into the sky. The French temporarily grounded their fleet of Rafale...
Melissa ChenA British civilian was reportedly injured on his ride-along with the French Air Force as his ejection seat somehow fired, sending him soaring into the sky.
To date, this appears to be the closest thing to what they’ve been calling a hard #Brexit.
Angry white men are now a whole new field of study. The University of Kansas is offering up a course called “Angry White Male Studies” for the fall 2019 semester. The class will “…
Melissa ChenThis is what we'd call a self-fulfilling prophecy.
University offers a course titled "Angry White Male Studies" thus creating the actual phenomenon of angry white males united in common anger.
Those detained, seven men and one woman, are not frontline activists but have expressed support for women's rights and other reforms.
Melissa ChenSaudi Arabia: 8 pple have been arrested for supporting the women activists on trial for campaigning for the right to drive & ending male guardianship laws.
Next week, I'll be interviewing Manal Al-Sharif who started the #Women2Drive movement. Thanks @HRF
Melissa ChenThe good old open internet is dying, if not already dead.
Goodbye to the disintermediation that allow each of us to decide what's propaganda, hate speech, etc. We're back in bad old meatspace, with "independent bodies" & expert committees. [email protected]
For many, Singapore is an idyllic and livable city in Asia. But there’s serious concern for the country and its five million population around a proposed law to curb ‘fake news’ on the internet that could have ramifications for free speech. The...
Melissa ChenSingapore's "Protection Against Online Falsehoods & Manipulation Bill" is outright Orwellian. Those in the West agitating for government regulation should take note.
It can force websites to run "correction notices" alongside content it deems false.
American pop stars Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are on an "offensive lyrics&...
Melissa ChenIn an attempt to reign in online falsehoods & hate speech, a sweeping new bill was introduced in the #Singapore parliament.
This is egregious government overreach. For a yardstick on what's considered offensive, @ArianaGrande & @LadyGaga lyrics were cited
Melissa ChenBrunei was just trying to copy Amsterdam.
The latter being a place where you can have gay sex and then get stoned.
They just took “getting stoned” literally.
In the episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Roger McNamee about his book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.
Melissa Chen"Each one of us is a reservoir of data that large platform companies are pumping. Their algorithms have so much influence on our lives than the law does and yet, they are not elected, and they are not accountable."
- @Moonalice on @SamHarrisOrg's podcast
BEIJING (AP) — A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see "Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic about the band's late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last...
Melissa ChenChina - proving that you don't need religion to suppress homosexuality.
Confucianism defines acceptable social norms too narrowly, and it is happily exploited by this authoritarian regime who sees diversity as a threat to their system of control.