* Two good and diverse reads on Afghanistan: Glen Greenwald on why we're really there. Michael Yon puts Afghanistan in perspective.
* Racing to preserve Africa's written history.
* Good read: Nate Silver has twenty questions for those who want to kill the health care bill.
* What Thomas Friendman has wrong about the Muslim world.
* The economic crisis leads to more states releasing prisoners early.
* Whoah, Cracking the cancer 'gene code.'
* Welcome to GJ 1214b, a newly-discovered 'water world' 40 light years away.
* "Scotland's deer are changing shape due to hybridisation "
* Living the dream: short film on YouTube leads to $30 million Hollywood deal.