Claudio Corradetti (Oslo): What Does Cultural Difference Require of Human Rights? From Aeon, the discovery of a microscopic world shook the foundations of theology and created modern demons; and science can’t stop talking in terms of “purposes”, but if the universe cares about us, it has a funny way of showing it. From io9, what is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer; and how does the Anthropic Principle change the meaning of the universe? From The New Inquiry, a collection of eight critical essays on Harmony Korine’s Disneyland dystopia Spring Breakers. How we got here: In part one of a three part series, Katie Peyton discusses the origins of the Occupy movement in The Occupy Handbook. “Politics is not an easy thing”: An interview with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Canberra: Deathly dull at 100?