The inaugural issue of the transhumanist H+ Magazine is out. From The Atlantic Monthly, first person plural: Paul Bloom on the neuroscience of identity. From SciAm, is the brain the ultimate computer interface?; in seeming defiance of the second law of thermodynamics, nature is filled with examples of order emerging from chaos; a look at the hidden dangers of geoengineering; an article on geoengineering and how to cool Earth — at a price. From Popular Science, if the Sun went out, how long would life on Earth survive? From New Scientist, an article on moving the Earth: A planetary survival guide. From Commonweal, a review of books for voters who take their faith seriously. Mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs: When Christian groups reunite, watch out for the next split. Jacob Wesiberg on how the financial collapse killed libertarianism. From The Economist, the crash has been blamed on cheap money, Asian savings and greedy bankers — for many people, deregulation is the prime suspect; and capitalism at bay: What went wrong and, rather more importantly for the future, what did not. Lisa Witter thinks capitalism is so five minutes ago. When markets fall, so do the big swinging dicks: A blow-by-blow guide to the four stages of market-related sexual dysfunction. Drudge unplugged: How his campaign influence has collapsed.

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