The Quality of Life: As Macaulay once noted: “If men are to wait for liberty till they become good and wise in slavery, they may indeed wait forever.”
Obesity and Diabetes - another free supplement by Nature
Nature has a somewhat technical but free supplement on stem cells (alongwith a podcast and related blog).
39 Pounds of Love "is the inspirational and humorous non-fiction account of Ami Ankilewitz, who was diagnosed with an extremely rare and often fatal form of SMA/2 that severely limits his physical growth and movement yet at 34 years of age, he continues to outlive a doctor's prediction of life expectancy by 28 years and counting. Ami, who weighs only 39 pounds, works in Israel as a 3D animator and creates his art despite the fact that his bodily motion is limited to a single finger on his left hand."
The 2004 International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources' Red List of Threatened Species.
The Inequality Taboo - Charles Murray defends his ideas, published in the controversial book The Bell Curve.
Science explores 125 big questions that face scientific inquiry over the next quarter-century. [via]
Genesis. "Life" from inorganic mixture. Full PDF paper : Spontaneous Formation of Cellular Chemical System that Sustains Itself far from Thermodynamic Equilibrium.