Incidentally, the Astronomy Magazine seems really nice, and you should look at it. There is an article about the landscape that I only liked less than the cosmic string article because the topic itself seems too vague to me - both of them are by Steve Nadis who has done a great job in both cases. There are other articles about black holes and astronomy, of course, but those two by Nadis are the most interesting ones for a physicist.
I don't have time right now to type.
But Steven Wolfram just announced his new computer application that should enhance your knowledge of his New Kind of Science, and you may create your own