Prairie dogs have a language all of their own and ‘can describe what humans look like’ Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Two forms of world’s ‘newest’ cat, the Sunda leopard BBC (hat tip reader John M)
Bye Bye Blackbird: USDA acknowledges a hand in one mass bird death Christian Science Monitor (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Yellowstone Has Bulged as Magma Pocket Swells National Geographic (hat tip reader John M). So why no disaster movie about this yet?
World is ‘one poor harvest’ from chaos, new book warns Independent (hat tip reader May S)
Press Release – FAA Announces Record Number of Laser Events in 2010 Federal Aviation Administration
Former Spy With Agenda Operates a Private C.I.A. New York Times
Relatives of Pakistani Drone Victims to Sue CIA Der Spiegel (hat tip reader May S)
BP and makers of iPod in line for ‘shame’ awards Independent. The Global Financial Crisis killed more people than Foxconn has (think of suicides, retirees who lost enough money that they cut back on their meds), so why aren’t any big banks on the list? Ah, the advantage of financial chicanery is it’s harder to pin the bad outcomes directly on specific perps.
The Volcker Rule Study: Key Takeaways Economics of Contempt
Number of the Week: Americans Dipping Into Savings WSJ Real Time Economics
“Competitiveness” Mark Thoma
GOP’s State of the Union Responder Would Set Higher Taxes on Middle-Class Than Millionaires TruthOut (hat tip reader May S)
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