From LiveScience, a series of articles on humans, the strangest species. From Freezerbox, is legislation the answer to ending anorexia in the fashion industry?; and what is it with men and torture? Behind closed doors: An article on the secret consumption of sex. What will some of today's most well-known hip-hop artists be doing in 2035? Lil Wayne and Baby sitting in a tree: A gay hip-hop insider brings to light a hidden subculture of sex parties and closeted stars. Why is everyone so obsessed with Miley Cyrus, ''The Hills,'' ''Gossip Girl, and the like? It's a new teen age in entertainment. OMG: Teens are letting emoticons and other forms of chat-speak slip into their essays and homework. A review of The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein. From IHE, is the bachelor’s degree obsolete? Lefty Colorado University bid to endow a "conservative" chair leaves both sides uneasy. Steven Pinker on the stupidity of dignity: Conservative bioethics' latest, most dangerous ploy. Ronald Bailey on the genetics of ensoulment: What's an embryo and what's not? The Neural Buddhists: The cognitive revolution is not going to undermine faith in God but faith in the Bible. The human brain is a less-than-perfect device; Kludge explains how our minds work and sometimes don't (and more). The less you know, the more wisely you seem to choose: An article on the mental toolbox you use when the facts are scarce.