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The Death of Captain Cook
The famed explorer ended his days in a violent scuffle in the surf of a Hawaiian beach. Was he an imperial hero or a ruthless colonialist?
The rights and wrongs of privacy
How did ‘privacy’ come to cover a multitude of sins? A philosopher explains.
Has the time come to dump free markets?
It's tempting to blame the current financial crisis on the free market economy. But it's wrong.
Horrors, it’s Halloween again
Be afraid. Be very afraid. It could be good for you.
Political science: voting by neurons
Casting your ballot comes down to your brain going ‘ding, ding, ding - this person is just like me’, according to junk science.
The return of the nation-state
Recent events show that in times of crisis, multilateralism runs second-best.
Advances in stem cell research
Is choosing between good science and good ethics a thing of the past?
Barack Obama, meet Mr Jackson
The real challenge for Barack Obama no longer seems to be winning the election, but ensuring those middle Americans that will assure his win, stay onside.
Political science: the messy room
Junk science about voting is floating around and you might bump into some this election.
Don’t expand NATO
US President George W. Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are pushing NATO to accept Georgia and Ukraine as members. Two CATO Institute scholars say that is a bad idea.
Not your father’s Levi’s
The world jean giant is hardly alone but Levi Strauss is leading the charge in a new raunchy ad campaign that goes one step beyond.
Freedom is a no-brainer
Modern science has made great strides in knowledge of the brain. But our brains are not us.
The Filipino front in the culture wars
The heavyweights of the global reproductive health agenda are making an all-out bid to displace the church as the conscience of the Philippines.
Permissive laws, permissive behaviour
The research shows that legalising same-sex marriage will increase prevalence of homosexuality, says a psychologist
Towards World Economy 2.0
Americans are sure to resist a European call to defer to an international economic bureaucracy in December's global summit.
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