From Scientific American, between a rock and a hard place: When we are in a pinch, surprising factors can affect our moral judgments. An article on the Antikythera Mechanism: Discovering how Greeks computed in 100 BC (and more). From Miller-McCune, meet the next business guru: Aristotle. From The New Yorker, Jonah Lehrer on The Eureka Hunt: Why do good ideas come to us when they do? The Traffic Guru: An unassuming Dutch traffic engineer showed that streets without signs can be safer than roads cluttered with arrows, painted lines, and lights — are we ready to believe him? An interview with Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) (and an excerpt). The government is spending $1 trillion a year to get you to drive more. When the world's best chefs want something that defies the laws of physics, they come to one man: Dave Arnold, the DIY guru of high-tech cooking. Eggs, egos and economics: Gary Day chews over our fascination with foul-mouthed chefs and diet pedants and wonders if their ubiquitous TV presence is a symbol of social harmony. An interview with Chris Fair, author of Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating States: A Dinner Party Approach to International Relations. A review of Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol by Iain Gately (and a review of Kinsley Amis' How's Your Glass at Bookforum).

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