Jonathan Cohn (UCLA): The Virtual Aesthetics of Cosmetic Surgery: The Pleasure in Imagining the Body Morphed. A look at the 5 most mind-blowing coincidences of all time. From Philosophy TV, Jason Brennan and Neil Sinhababu debate political liberties and hedonism. How long has the "dumb blonde" meme been around? A review of The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Moral Values by Sam Harris (and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more). How the couple behind the Idiots books really collaborate. Creepypasta: From the files of the /B/tards. The power of realistic thinking: How can we avoid the pitfalls of too much optimism and too much pessimism? Humanoid Rights: The ACLU looks to science fiction to prepare for future threats to civil liberties. Friends with benefits: When you can't dress, eat, or go to the bathroom on your own, privacy takes a back seat to trust. A review of Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson (and more). Lonnie Johnson, the inventor of the Super Soaker, is trying to create a radical new solar-powered engine — he has the Air Force’s attention. "Lord of war" and "Merchant of death" Viktor Bout has had his fingers in many bloody conflicts over the years; the Russian arms dealer, who has been in a Thai prison since 2008, is now likely to be extradited to the United States — will he reveal the names of his backers? Regular exercise can help us live longer — but what exercises are the most effective, and how much do we need? New research suggests that more is better, and variety is best. From Britannica blog, a forum on Proposition 19 and the legalization of marijuana. A review of Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars (and more and more and more and more and more and more and more).