If you read only one thing on the situation between Israel and Gaza, read Dahlia Lithwick's article in Slate.
Something easier - using computer translation algorithms to crack an 18th century secret society code.
Steven Pinker summarizes nicely his argument from The Better Angels of Our Nature, and commenters ask some of the questions I had about the book.
President Obama's speech at University of Yangon.
My analysis of evidence that some have concluded means that Myanmar has been working toward nuclear weapons.
Beautiful photos from Turkmenistan.
Added later: Is it Myanmar or Burma?