From Mercatornet, freedom is a no-brainer: Modern science has made great strides in knowledge of the brain, but our brains are not us. Creationists declare war over the brain: The creationists' battlefront with science has shifted from evolution to neuroscience. A look at why the denial of the right to die is sheer religious primitivism. From Obit, a special series on the morality, legality and personalities of assisted suicide. Fear, death and politics: What your mortality has to do with the upcoming election. To find out if you're fit for the Oval Office, simply take this personality test. Psychology Today bloggers put the presidential candidates to the test. Dear Mr. President: Advice from seven Nobel laureates on fixing the economy. The University of Chicago's Richard Epstein on the Obama he doesn't know. Or for worse: Why American politicians have such rotten marriages? Why relationship sex is boring: The very things that nurture love — comfort, stability, safety — can extinguish sexual desire. From The Guardian, a special report on sex uncovered; and an article on 1000 artworks to see before you die. Most scientists work in universities or corporations, but a plucky or foolhardy few exist outside the system — Susan Blackmore has done both. It turns out the future isn't "Blade Runner", but bicycles, recycling and "smart responsive simplicity" — it's not as bad as it sounds.

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