Eagle Owl Adopts Baby Chickens at German Zoo Der Spiegel (Aquifer)
Dogs Acquire 24/7 TV Channel Care2 (furzy mouse)
Govt bans use of live animals for education, research Times of India (furzy mouse). Go India!
Study finds twist to the story of the number line EurekaAlert. How could anyone think this is intuitive? I picked up the number line faster than peers (this was an early proud moment in school) but I distinctly recall learning it.
Is Siri Smarter than Google? CIOUpdate. Google has gotten stupider (its prioritizing the most recent web pages has made it close to useless), so that isn’t as hard as it seems.
Viral video: Dutch girl ages 12 years in 2 minutes, 45 seconds Los Angeles Times (Scott)
Increased Antarctic Ice Loss by Warm Ocean Currents Nature (Lambert)
A Battle Over an Engineered Crop New York Times
Growth will save us? You bet! Golem XIV
How African dictators corrupt European politics Michael Schmidt
Chinese banks and stealth easing MacroBusiness
The euro’s salvation lies in a little less Europe; not more Europe Avinash Persaud, VoxEU
Israeli military chief: Iran will not build nuclear bomb Washington Post
Caring for the US Military’s Traumatized Soldiers Der Speigel (Aquifer)
Obama Lies About Federal Marijuana Law to Rolling Stone Jon Walker, Firedoglake
Budget Control Act: Military Cuts Will Cover the Social Security Shortfall Robert Naiman, Huffington Post
Mitt Romney to Speak at Hate Group Conference Ron Hill, Firedoglake. So much for Romney tacking to the center.
TSA officers charged in drug smuggling conspiracy Christian Science Monitor
Education Slowdown Threatens U.S. Wall Street Journal. It’s worse than this story suggests. Attainment is falling.
Why Isn’t Closing 40 Philadelphia Public Schools National News? Where Is the Black Political Class? Black Agenda Report (Lambert)
Wal-Mart bribery inquiry expands to trade groups Washington Post
Britain slides back into recession Financial Times
Decline and recovery in GDP levels during the latest recession and 1930s depression Twitpics. UK but still illuminating.
Reprehensible Behavior a Cornerstone of its Business Model Michael Panzner (Mark Ames)
Chasing Fees, Banks Court Low-Income Customers New York Times
GE suffers activist shareholder revolt Financial Times
SF cops back top 1 percent Joan Walsh, Salon
Surviving Progress (Aquifer)
Watch out! Is the Fed pushing us into another bubble? Sheila Bair, Fortune (Michael C)
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