Egbert Schuurman (ICE): Technology and the Ethics of Responsibility. The science journalism community weighs in as the new blurs the line between reporting and public relations. A review of Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas by William Rehg. A review of Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy by Yuval Levin. Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum has a promising premise but a disappointing payoff (and more and more). An excerpt from Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style by Randy Olson. Science Creative Quarterly editor David Ng on the complicated relationship between science and art. A review of Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science by Carol Kaesuk Yoon. A review of Why Us? How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves by James Le Fanu. More and more and more on Richard Holmes’s The Age of Wonder. The rise of scientific understanding transformed the world within a few centuries — why? Physicist David Deutsch proposes a subtle answer. From New Scientist, meet the superheroes of science. An interview with Roger Penrose: Physics is wrong, and the human brain — and the universe itself — must function according to some theory we haven't yet discovered. Geologist Walter Alvarez is the man who discovered what killed the dinosaurs. From PopSci, a look at ten young geniuses shaking up science today.