* The Pakistani floods as Zardari's Katrina.
* "Judge Walker's decision to overturn Prop 8 is factual, well-reasoned, and powerful."
* Great read: BAGnewsNotes on the Russian fires, the economy, and climate change.
* "American Christianity is not well, and there's evidence to indicate that its condition is more critical than most realize — or at least want to admit."
* Inside the human brain - part lizard, part jellyfish, part mouse.
* 'Arctic rocks shed light on ancient Earth's inner workings.'
* The LATimes talks with Lady Gaga. Bonus: Lady Gaga by the numbers.
* Finally on DVD: pioneering cyberpunk TV show Max Headroom.