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Your weekend reading: Our mysterious Internet

A look at what’s been going on in this mysterious web of ours the past few weeks:

What…the…is this crazy-looking cocoon? Help the Internet figure it out! [New Scientist]

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Bruce Schneier‘s call to engineers and technologists to stand up and take back the Internet from the inside. [The Guardian]

What can go wrong when secondary school science education is too human-centric? [The Last Word on Nothing]

People who don’t vote in Australia have to pay a fine. But is compulsory voting anti-democratic? [BBC]

Berks, wankers and wonks. Stian Westlake (with a contribution from Kingsley Amis) on how to pitch a science story to a policy maker. [The Guardian]

Or you can choose your own adventure.