"How does a defunct and discredited diplomatic process continue to masquerade as a success despite its utter failures?" An Al Jazeera analyst writes about the Middle East "peace process".
Government scientists have found natural HIV antibodies necessary for an AIDS vaccine, reports Scientific American, but stimulating their production in the body remains a hurdle.
"We've plenty to protest about in the US, but on the streets there is no dissent. Why is our liberal mood so paralytic?" Clancy Sigel blames a host of culprits, including the Internet.
"An aircraft fueled by the sun has accomplished its first ever manned night flight," reports the New Scientist. The Swiss aircraft broke several records for a piloted solar flight.
Two independent reports have exonerated the "Climategate" scientists, but you wouldn't know it to read the news. Salon.com takes on the wet-noodle, mainstream press.
Spiegel follows the "Elvis of cultural studies" to a conference in Berlin where he presents his esoteric and eccentric ideas on the behavior of "late capitalism".
"The spread of digital technology comes at a cost: it exposes armies and societies to digital attack," says The Economist, which thinks cyberspace must be treated as a theater of war.
Ernest Hemingway didn't think so. The author and aficionado of the activity thought it more a drama where the bull and the bullfighter play their respective roles: death and danger.
Harold Fromm criticizes vegans for their vanity and pretentious sense of virtue. "However delicate our moral sensibilities, it still remains that to be alive is to be a murderer," he says.
Christian nationalists, who believe God has chosen the U.S. as the promised land, succumb to "fear, misery, confusion and self-reproach," says one writer who investigated the Call 2 Fall movement.
"Scientists have questioned the assumption that a lack of exercise causes fatness in children. The study suggests that physical inactivity appears to be the result of fatness, instead of its cause."
We often treat our future selves they way we would treat others, preferring to help later than sooner, says Scientific American. Think of your future self and you'll save more money.
"We all know that real men don’t eat quiche," says Miller McCune. "New research suggests men opt for foods associated with a masculine identity — even if it means passing up something they prefer"
The online game Blizzard now makes its users submit their real first and last names in order to post comments. True/Slant asks if this is the end of Internet anonymity.
A little financial education can be a dangerous thing, says one MIT professor of management. It gives investors a false sense of confidence in a world where complexity rules.