* Good read: the state of the war in Afghanistan.
* Great read: why employers are having problems filling jobs despite the recession. (Courtesy selki.)
* Dispelling the 'anchor baby' myths.
* Why the FDA needs to get tougher about drug safety.
* Wow. A scary pic of the Russian fires.
* Five interesting facts about Ramadan.
* "The new silk road is made of iron."
* Taking a collaborative approach towards treating Alzheimer's.
* Recovering the century-old scotch from the Shackleton expedition.
* Why some female musicians choose to perform in character.