* On the use of torture and the 'empathy gap.'
* New world order: interesting read on celebrity, privacy, and social media.
* "Isn't it weird that neither of the two great U.S. political parties is offering a plan to do anything about the job situation?"
* McDonnell stands up to attempts to gerrymander in Virginia.
* "Humpback whales swim in amazingly straight lines during their seasonal migrations that cross thousands of miles of open ocean."
* Looking into the science behind a theoretical zombie outbreak.
* Enormous statue of Amenhotep III uncovered at Luxor.
* Blastr.com looks at seventeen genre show pilots we may be watching in the fall.