* A gallery of modern slavery around the world.
* Oh hey. ACLU pushes government to release details on surveillance state.
* Good read: on American Jews, Israel, and political interest.
* "I'm sure the fractured media environment is partly to blame for the increased partisan fervor. But that's not all."
* Whoah. Hot off Apple's missteps, Google unveils 'underwater street view.'
* "An ancient Buddhist statue that was recovered by a Nazi expedition in the 1930s was originally carved from a highly valuable meteorite."
* Ten visual motifs from modern American scifi that came from anime.
* Talking with Randall Munroe, the man behind xkcd.