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Your weekend reading: The value of coders, a Chinese school lecture from space

Some staff-picked food for thought from around the interwebs this week:

It’s a coder’s world. But a web developer asks, is his high-paid job actually valuable? [Aeon magazine]

A Chinese astronaut holds a school lesson from space. [Al Jazeera]

A new report on the continuing decline of the humanities in U.S. education systems. [The New York Times]

The Bodleian Library acquires the manuscript of a classic of environmental poetry. [MHP Books]

A useful comparison of the protests in Brazil and Turkey. [The AP via NPR]

A former CIA analyst gives her take on the real problems of the Edward Snowden case. [Foreign Affairs]