A (slightly) more nuanced Bill Gates offers vision of higher education (LINK)
The New Yorker Web Site is Entirely Free This Summer (Until It Goes Behind a Paywall This Fall) (LINK)
Clair Patterson, one of the greatest scientists few have ever heard of (LINK)
That Cosmos episode also discussed the marketing tactics of those involved in the lead industry, which may have been even more egregious than those used by the cigarette industry decades later. For a few more interesting ad campaigns from history, see THIS.