There Are Whales Alive Today Who Were Born Before Moby Dick Was Written Smithsonian. And: Whale survives harpoon attack 130 years ago to become ‘world’s oldest mammal’ Daily Mail (Richard Smith)
Dolphin Stampede and Whales off Dana Point and Maui (Drone Video) Big Picture (furzy mouse). Flip side is consider the story above: image how drone technology would be super helpful to hunters.
6.9 earthquake in Northern California felt as long and slow Los Angeles Times
4,000-year-old Dartmoor burial find rewrites British bronze age history Guardian (furzy mouse)
Up to 1000 NIH Investigators Dropped Out Last Year Science. Not good.
Neil deGrasse Tyson tells CNN: Stop giving ‘equal time to the flat Earthers’ Raw Story (furzy mouse)
Stolen passports aboard Malaysia Airlines B777 disappeared enroute to Beijing The Aviationist (optimader)
China Rattles. Forgive the heavy dose of MacroBusiness links, but their sources are pretty diverse. Plus Australia has become sufficiently dependent on China to lead them to be very keen observers:
China default special I: Hard landing fears MacroBusiness
China default special II: Commodity ripples MacroBusiness
Chinese Market Get Demolished Business Insider
Copper, iron ore futures gripped by “panic selling” MacroBusiness
Analysts shrug off China bond default Financial Times
Spain giving away 15th century village for free Agence France-Presse (furzy mouse)
From Now On, No Compromises Are Possible For Russia Testosterone Pit
U.S. to host Ukraine leader as Russia cements grip Washington Post
Ukraine shock waves jeopardize global economy Nikkei. Note the contrast with the complacency in the US financial media.
Explore Ukrainian influence battles with foreign lobbying docs Sunlight Foundation (Bob H)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Zombie super PACs face termination Public Integrity
How the Rich Became Dependent on Government Welfare David Sirota, Truthout
CPAC Bonus Saturday — The Princess In Excelsis Charles Pierce, Esquire. On Palin. Yowza.
Big biz takes on tea party, gently Politico
Few show up to meet George Zimmerman at Florida gun show Daily News (furzy mouse)
Scores arrested at Massachusetts ‘Blarney Blowout’ Associated Press (bob)
No one is watching Al Jazeera America Politico (Lance N). I don’t think they post their content on-line with a delay (they didn’t at the beginning and I haven’t looked lately), which is a big mistake. More websites would embed their content and talk about it, which would over time increase awareness of their work.
Wireless Bills Go Up, and Stay Up Wall Street Journal
Use of Public Transit in U.S. Reaches Highest Level Since 1956, Advocates Report New York Times. Downward mobility will do that. And mind you, I like NYC subways but hardly any of the US has our caliber of public transportation.
One-Hit Wonders James Surowiecki, New Yorker
Deal Me Out The Baffler. John C: “A nice explanation of what Sorkin really does for a living.”
Credit Suisse Documents Point to Mortgage Lapses New York Times. “Lapses” looks like a cute device by the headline writer to undercut the article.
Lawsky to step up assault on Wall Street’s corporate wrongdoing Financial Times
Banks shedding asset management businesses Walter Kurtz
Forward guidance could ‘encourage risk’ Financial Times. Lovely!
Obama’s Economic Significance Richard Wolff, Truthout (furzy mouse)
Antidote du jour. James R: ” I spent a good part of my summer watching 4 great horned owls (in Marfa, TX). This one was my favorite. Clearly it did not find my company stimulating.”