"Behind the headlines, however, intelligent design as a field of inquiry is failing to gain the traction its supporters had hoped for."
* John Nichols on the Abramoff effect.
* A change of thinking on climate change.
* The volunteers helping rebuild after the devastating Pakistani earthquake.
* Al Sharpton is working on a new sitcom. In related news, Marilyn Manson got married.
"The world is dominated by science but faith has not withered away. Robert Winston, respected scientist and committed Jew, examines how science and religion interact."
Ten things we didn't know this time last week.