Ideas that can change

Ryan Goodman (NYU): The Power to Kill or Capture Enemy Combatants. From World History Connected, a forum on Travelers and Traveler's Accounts in World History. From Wired, a look at 7 massive ideas that can change the world. Colin Lecher on what happens when researchers give people superpowers: Do they use them to do good or evil? From New York, Wesley Yang on the life and afterlife of Aaron Swartz: The precocious coder, hacker visionary, and “pirate” was already a tech legend by the time he’d turned 17, but in the weeks since his suicide last month, at 26, his friends and comrades have tried to turn him into something else — a martyr. Caribbean rum wars: Larry Luxner on how a brewing tax battle stirs frustration with the U.S. Are we intellectually lazy? Yes we are, but we do know when we take the easy way out, according to a new study.