From The Scoop Deck, what sank the Cheonan? Daddy issues; and how good is the pirate lobby? Psychologist Marc Hauser goes from one sort of limelight to another, and Michael Ruse is disappointed and frustrated. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry on why federal-private salary comparisons are "apples to oranges". What's right with this picture? Let’s at least call barbarism by its right name — which is just what the Time photograph did. From Fast Company, Alex Bogusky, the Elvis of advertising, has left the business — is this a New Age midlife crisis or his greatest rebranding campaign? Being a full-time human guinea pig is a service-sector job with needles; Scott McLemee looks at an ethnographic report. Why don't Americans like Muslims? From Atlas Obscura, an article on the Museum of Death, the world's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits. Slumdog Tourism: Slum tourists may think they’re doing good, but the activity hurts more than it helps. As he prepares for his first ever arena tour, New Humanist catches up with rising rationalist star Tim Minchin. From Spectrum, could the murder victim's BlackBerry lead to her killer? Increasingly, the answer is yes. A review of Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.

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