Out Of The Box
Devin Powell | Science News | 2 December 2011
Useful backgrounder on cutting edge 3-D media. Forget wearing glasses,
putting up with the inevitable headaches. Researchers have come up with
plenty of new ways to fool the brain. US army already possesses holographic
video display Comments
Mohammed el Gorani and Jérôme Tubiana | LRB | 7 December 2011
Shocking, depressing, compelling in equal measure. Life story of Chadian boy
born in Saudi Arabia, arrested in Pakistan, sold to US as al-Qaida
terrorist, imprisoned in Guantanamo, freed seven horrible years later
Three At Last
Sean Flynn | GQ | 7 December 2011
Three young children killed in Memphis. Three teenagers convicted of murder,
without evidence, save that they listened to heavy-metal music. Jailed for
18 years. Retried and released this year. Case closed. So who did it?
Evolved Self-Management System
Nick Humphries | Edge | 4 December 2011
Reflections on evolution, human character, religion, medicine, and the
placebo effect. "Nature itself may provide placebo information, by seeming
to suggest that we're in the presence of a great designer, a creator, God"
You Say You Want A Devolution?
Kurt Andersen | Vanity Fair | 6 December 2011
How much has fashion, art, music changed over past 20 years? Little.
Certainly far less than in the previous 20. Why is this? Does the rapid rate
of political, technological, economic change make us yearn for cultural
Aunt Midge Reveals $14B Hospice Market
Peter Waldman | Bloomberg | 6 December 2011
How to make money in American health care. Run a hospice for dying people.
Pay nursing homes to refer patients. Who aren't actually dying. They live
for years, during which time the hospice bills Medicare through the nose
Adam Roberts on Civil Resistance
From Tunisia to Tahrir, Moscow to Manhattan, civil resistance is back. The
British Academy president, and eminent student of people power, tells us how
modern non-violent action began, and where it's most likely to
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