- EU urged to review animal testing (BBC)
A world expert on primates, Dr Jane Goodall, has urged Europe to find alternatives to experiments on animals.
- Study suggests holding in one's feelings is not harmful after all (Machines Like Us)
Contrary to popular notions about what is normal or healthy, new research has found that it is okay not to express one's thoughts and feelings after experiencing a collective trauma, such as a school shooting or terrorist attack.
- Futurist Ray Kurzweil Sees a Revolution Fueled by IT (NYT)
Do you have trouble sticking to a diet? Have patience. Within 10 years, Dr. Kurzweil explained, there will be a drug that lets you eat whatever you want without gaining weight.
- Aliens get a new switchboard: a SETI radio telescope in Northern California (LAT)
An array at Hat Creek near Mt. Shasta points an ear to the cosmos. If E.T. tries to phone on any of 10 billion channels, Earth will be ready to listen.
- The day of judgment (Guardian Books)
End-time thinking - the belief in a world purified by catastrophe - could once be dismissed as a harmless remnant of a more superstitious age. But with the rise of religious fundamentalism, prophets of apocalypse have become a new and very real danger, ar