Spare thoughts

1. FP's own Christina Larson on the correlation between air pollution and birth defects in China

2. The evolution of "Harlem Shake" and how Internet memes are monetized

3. Britain as a cautionary tale for the commercialization of academia

4. Under what circumstances can politicians come back from sex scandals?

5. I don't know why we assume the swarming robots will do our bidding instead of the other way around