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When the Army Was Democratic

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Monday, July 23, 2012
Category: America

From www.nybooks.com

At a recent event in Aspen, Colorado, General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of the international force in Afghanistan, said that the United States should go back to the draft in order to continue waging its wars.

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The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality

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Monday, July 23, 2012
Category: Science

From chronicle.com

In 1986, researchers did manage to map the nervous system of a millimeter-long soil worm known as C. elegans. Though the creature has only 302 neurons and 7,000 synapses, the project took a dozen years.

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The Cyclops Child

Monday, July 23, 2012
Category: Ethics

From www.psychologytoday.com

It had a single fused eye in the middle of its forehead. The irises pointed to the sides. There seemed to be four lids surrounding the eye like a box. It was blind, of course. A large part of the brain and head were missing.

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Optimal policy toward prostitution

Monday, July 23, 2012
Category: Crime

From marginalrevolution.com

Neither across-the-board legalization nor criminalization unambiguously reduces sex trafficking. The impact of either of these policies crucially depends on the incidence of voluntary prostitution, which in turn depends on other variables, such as the female-male income ratio.

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