A Harvard psychologist and dream expert explains how it is possible to influence what you are dreaming about whether you want to fly, stop a nightmare, or have lucid dreams.
The secret military reports leaked by WikiLeaks demonstrates that while official strategy is to empower Afghanis to run a modern country, the Afghans treat foreigners as the true power.
"New forms of communication have exposed the fact that the voice call is badly designed. It deserves to die." An author at Wired says lighter forms of communication are superior.
"Two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, chaos prevails in Dagestan, primarily because of the activities of radical Islamists." The region is impossible to govern, says Spiegel.
"I love a good deal, but as consumer prices keep hitting rock bottom, this is just getting scary." A Salon staffer says our culture of cheap is morally dubious and corrodes standards.
"Where does the federal government get off spending the average person's tax dollars to help better-off-than-average Americans buy expensive new cars?" Slate on the electric car credit.
Being the bottom rung on the social ladder causes enough stress to shorten your life, according to a study of British social servants. Lack of control was the main cause of despair.
"The truth lies somewhere between 'men oppress women with their uncontrollable needs' and 'women oppress men with their socially constructed monogamous love.'”
"Ocean life is being wiped out from the bottom up," reports the New Scientist. Recall from your high school food chain diagram that the smallest critters are the most important.
"It is the poor, not the rich, who are inclined to charity." The Economist reports on a study that finds the less affluent are quicker to compassion and more willing to give to the needy.
"People who fake symptoms of mental illness can convince themselves that they genuinely have those symptoms, a new study suggests." Scientific American on the power of the mind.
"Why learn about the glass ceiling in a sociology class if you are going to hit it anyway a decade after graduation?" A liberal arts professor meditates on the the liberal arts conundrum.
"I'm sure that Julian Assange is now regarded as one of the very most dangerous men and he should be quite proud of that," says Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers.
"Chevy Volt will sell for $41,000 before a federal tax credit, while the Nissan Leaf will go for $32,780 before the credit. The two cars are trying to jump-start the US electric-car industry."
Steve Chapman attends a National Organization for Marriage speech and sees how defenders of traditional marriage hope to use their raucous critics to their own advantage.