1. I read in reader digest an interesting note on how organisms are named after famous people. Wiki has a list of all such organisms found here . The beetle named after Hitler or the spider named after Bram Stoker (author of Dracula) or a moth from Tibet named after Dalailama are some of the few i found interesting.
2. This is an interesting article on how social media can help evaluate chronic disease. The data collected by corporations are secured due to piracy laws but using social media a great deal of awareness can be created.
3. Page 40 and 41 of the document is a short but interesting article on long term and short term determinants of sovereign yields. A lot of interesting article can be found in JSTOR but this document is a good place to start.