- What exactly makes a crank a crank? Novella investigates.
- While we’re on the Good Doctor, he also covers the recently announced Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize from the point of view of a working medical man.
- India is celebrating a year without any new cases of polio. The Gates Foundation has a nice infographic of the progress in eliminating it (to join smallpox and rinderpest).
- Of Particular Significance has begun a series of articles on the popular topic of extra dimensions in nature.
- Human civilization might be on the cusp of… no longer bothering with leap seconds.