"Today, there is a universe of diversions to buy, hear, watch and forward, which makes focusing on a task all the more challenging." Technology brings us a world of new distractions.
New addition to the scientific method: political self-censorship.
Essay: gene designers may need their own Hippocratic oath.
"Saying higher education's long-standing tenure system isn't family friendly and harms the careers of women, a panel of university leaders called Thursday for colleges to make the traditional academic career path more flexible."
OMG Neil Gaiman vs. Margaret Atwood! (Courtesy valancymay.)