Sitting down this morning and running through the items in my feed reader, some suggested reading:
- A question I've never heard: Why do computers crash - and we don't?
- What if the TSA were running New York City?
- Denial does have advantages in the short run - and as a cultural phenomenon it seems to be the preferred strategy for dealing with the dizzying pace of change these days. What role might denial play in business?
- Let's hope this bit of news is true: dark chocolate might protect the brain.
- In an example of how beautifully elegant and simple natural processes can lead to wonderful variety, a single algorithm can reveal the secrets of leaf shape.
- The John Templeton Foundation has lately posed a series of "big questions" to scientists, scholars and public figures. The most recent: "Does moral action depend on reasoning?"
- Finding microbial life elsewhere in our solar system isn't that far fetched when hellish environments on Earth provide examples of extreme life.
- Related, the enumeration of potential hosts to life continues, with the Kepler promising to dramatically increase today's number.
- Finally, from the video above, can a dedicated and competitive rock climber who has lost both legs be considered a cheat?
Have a great weekend.