1) More on pirates and game theory (previously, and more generally)
2) The Brookings Institute's Fall 2011 National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change
3) Is high ability necessary for greatness?
4) Stephen Wolfram analyzes data on his own productivity behavior (via Ben Goldacre)
5) "If you want to help, your first duty is to make sure you don’t make things worse." Blattman on Kony
6) The animated GIF as climatological commentary (via Krista)
7) A generalizable technique for solving difficult problems (via MR)