Here is the latest Edge Question 2012: What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation? From Wired, Anonymous 101: Quinn Norton on an introduction to the Lulz (and part 2 and part 3). Claire Potter on history and the politics of scholarly collaboration: Or, why Anthony Grafton is a rock star (and part 2). It’s time for the U.N. to admit Palestine: Who won the Intelligence Squared debate, and how. Can well-heeled insiders create a populist third-party sensation? Michelle Dean on the struggle for the Occupy Wall Street archives. A look at how a UN vote could allow mankind to control the Sun. Reaction was swift and passionate to Public Editor Arthur Brisbane’s blog post about whether The New York Times should be a “truth vigilante” — here are the 5 most interesting comments you may have missed. The life of Tariq Aziz, Foreign Minister of Iraq under Saddam Hussein, hangs in the balance. Mesodinium chamaeleon is a newly discovered single-celled organism is a unique mixture of animal and plant. Why Tim Tebow is the Sarah Palin of football: The harder the Broncos quarterback and the Alaskan governor fall, the more convinced their supporters become that they are modern messiahs. Sebastian Junger on how we’re all guilty of dehumanizing the enemy.

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