Previously on MoreLiver’s:
A Psychotronic Childhood – The New Yorker
Learning from B-movies.
Exclusive: The Paris Review, the Cold War and the CIA – Salon
Letters discovered by Salon show even deeper Cold War ties between the Paris Review and a U.S. propaganda front
The First Zombie-Proof House – All That Is Interesting
Is how to engage with the crackpot at the scientific meeting an ethical question? – SciAm
Robot ethics: Morals and the machine – The Economist
As robots grow more autonomous, society needs to develop rules to manage them
Obama's Secret Kill List – reason
The essence of our values is the rule of law, not the rule of presidents.
40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken – BuzzFeed
A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit.
Brain scan: A maverick in flight – The Economist
Burt Rutan, a pioneering and unconventional aerospace engineer, has made a career of doing what other people say is impossible
On Immortality – London School of Economics (audio)
The will to live forever is central to the human story. Can it be fulfilled? And should we want it to be? Stephen Cave is a philosopher and writer. He is the author of Immortality: the quest to live forever and how It drives civilisation. John Gray is emeritus professor of European thought at LSE and author of The Immortalization Commission: the strange quest to cheat death.
China's Geoeconomic Strategy in a Changing Global Order – LSE (audio)
In an era characterised by economic crisis in the West, what kind of global role does China's geoeconomic strategy aspire to?
Daddy, What Were Compact Discs? – NYT
One day, when my children are a little older, I will gather them close and I will tell them about how I lived through the Great Format Wars.
50 Animated GIFs To "Turn On, Tune In, And Drop Out" – BuzzFeed
Tuck into our latest round-up of the best psych and neuro links
Extras – British Psychological Society
Eye-catching studies that didn't make the final cut
FiveBooks Interviews: Anne-Marie Slaughter on 21st Century Foreign Policy – The Browser
The US State Department now spends less than half of its effort on its traditional role of managing state-to-state relations. A former senior official tells us what it’s doing instead
The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are – brain pickings
Hume was a neuroscientist, or what early aviation has to do with the psychology of identity.
Why Is Memory So Good and So Bad? – SciAm
Explaining the memory paradox
Meet ‘Flame,’ The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers – Wired
A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.
Beauties of the Sea: Behold the World’s Finest Superyachts – Wired
Even among the most luxurious of pleasure boats, some yachts are finer than others. And the finest of them all win the coveted Neptune Trophy, given out at the World Superyacht Awards.
The Fake Magazines Used in Blade Runner Are Still Futuristic, Awesome – The Atlantic
Beautiful and cool magazines purportedly from the movie Blade Runner are circling the Internet. But are they real?
The Man Who Makes the Future: Wired Icon Marc Andreessen – Wired
My war: How I got irony in the infantry – Harper’s Magazine