Congratulations to Paulo Coelho for speaking out against Tony Blair's potential involvement in planning for Brazil's 2016 Olympics. It's all wrapped up in politics, which forces me to insert real science into the most glaring of oxymorons: political science.
Brazil faces incredible odds as it seeks to join the more affluent developed nations. Rousseff will promote greater infrastructure sorely needed given the lack of basic sanitation many areas of the country.
New York has just played host to a unique film -- part social commentary, part an alert, part tragedy, part hopeful -- about three teenage girls in an economic and moral morass that leads to prostitution.