Heretic. Physicist Freeman Dyson offers some controversial thoughts on global warming and other issues (you’d think he’d been reading Steven Pinker). He also owns up to some bad advice he once gave Francis Crick.
Primate politics. Frans de Waal takes up arms on behalf of the bonobo, in response to a recent New Yorker article about the ape.
Galaxy quest. I’m glad that people are still better at computers at something.