The Untold Story Of The Most Dangerous Sentence In U.S. History -- A not-so-short history of the Authorization For The Use of Military Force (“AUMF”), which provides the legal foundation for America’s “war on terror”. Drafted and passed by Congress in the aftermath of 9/11, it authorizes Presidents to use “all necessary and appropriate force” to hunt down the 9/11 terrorists and to “prevent any future acts of international terrorism”. In effect: Anything, anywhere.
Why do we find free time so terrifying? Why is a dedication to work, no matter how physically destructive and ultimately pointless, considered a virtue? In our work-ethic-as-self-worth culture, we ignore the importance of laziness to a life well lived.
Human evolution: The Neanderthal in the family - New techniques for recovering DNA from ancient samples make it only a matter of time before the first million-year-old genome is sequenced. : Nature News & Comment