RoboBees: Robotic insects make first controlled flight (w/ video) Phys.org. Principal Investigator: Theodorus Nitz.
A Pilot’s Guide to an Enormous Continent-Crossing Solar Plane Wired
Wright Brothers Flight Legacy Hits New Turbulence National Geographic (Valissa)
Airline suspends pilots after they ‘left Airbus carrying 166 passengers on autopilot and air hostesses in charge while they slept in business class’ Daily Mail
Transcript: Yves Smith Interview Harry Shearer (KL)
Jobs data link fest
Jobs Data Ease Fears of Economic Slowdown in U.S. Times
Job market resilience eases growth concerns Reuters
US jobs report eases economy fears FT
Economy Adds 165,000 Jobs in April, Unemployment Drops to 7.5 Percent Dean Baker, CEPR
The Employment Situation Angry Bear
Understanding the painfully slow jobs recovery Felix Salmon, Reuters
Today’s numbers Warren Mosler
Dark side to jobs report: Big drop in hours worked MarketWatch (SW)
April Caps Off Continuing Weak Rail Trends Pragmatic Capitalist
Chicken to Buy Foreclosed Homes? REIT Does It Ycharts
The capture of tax haven Ireland: “the bankers, hedge funds got virtually everything they wanted” Treasure Island
Billionaire Kaiser Exploiting Charity Loophole With Boats Bloomberg
Mortgage processor executive gets up to 20 years Detroit News. Docx’s Lorraine Brown.
Tech Bro’s Agency Implodes After Sharing Dick Pics of a Client Gawker
Obama goes wobbly Eugene Robinson, WaPo. The Washington Generals aren’t “wobbly.”
Is Obama Already a Lame Duck? Nooners, WSJ
Obama’s Former Communications Director’s Firm Does PR For Keystone XL Pipeline, Tar Sands Rail Transport Desmogblog
In the Chicago Public Schools, promises are made to be broken Chicago Reader
North Carolina: A banana republic for dirty energy interests? Facing South
Nullification campaign advances in multiple states MaddowBlog. Guns.
South Carolina bill criminalizes Obamacare RT. More nullification. Haven’t we seen this movie before?
A few remarks on the Oregon Medicaid study Marginal Revolution
How the Chamber of Commerce conquered the Supreme Court MSNBC
The Cold Truth About Emotional Investing Online WSJ
Who’s laughing now? Nigel Farage forces Ukip into the political mainstream with a stunning haul of seats in the local elections Independent
China arrests 900 in fake meat scandal Guardian
Lucid Dream Mask Turns Bedtime into ‘Inception’ ABC. Interesting if true.
Who Nailed the Principles of Great User Interface Design? Microsoft, That’s Who InfoWorld
Long-Term Unemployment Is Turning Jobless Into Pariahs Bloomberg
Better jobs reports don’t help this lost generation of unemployed young adults Guardian
The Court of Public Opinion: Reflections on a trip to West Virginia PNHP
The cost of hand-to-mouth living Gillian Tett, FT
Drawing Blood: Being a Poor Person in America Post-Swag Poetics (MR)
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