Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveal the ideal hideout PhysOrg. Chuck L: “Someone up in Ithaca is going after an igNobel Prize.”
Himalayan ice shows chemicals ban is working PhysOrg (Chuck L)
How regulators and legislators make it harder for you to use solar power Computer World (Chuck L)
Multinationals cry foul on China cyber law Financial Times
Eurozone’s Future Remains at Risk, Mario Draghi Warns New York Times
Greece to stop privatisations as Syriza faces backlash on deal Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph. Note this is a revolt within the party that has not yet been carried to the Troika. And AEP points out that the Bundestag has not approved the deal, so this show of uppityness is not well timed.
The Greek Tragedy Counterpunch (margarita)
Greece: Linage of Its Debt Real News Network
All Quiet Now, But Can Greece Really Thrive Inside the Euro? George Magnus (Marshall)
The 300 must stand firm for Greece and Democracy UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall, UKIP MEPs (Swedish Lex)
The Cold War And Ukraine Counterpunch
Ukraine’s Central Bank Limits Access to Foreign Currency Wall Street Journal
Russia just signed a deal with an EU member state that gives its military ships access to Mediterranean ports Reuters (Richard Smith). Less to see here than you think, since it formalizes an existing arrangement. But this is a poke in the eye of sorts.
Saudis Said to Aid Israeli Plan to Bomb Iran Consortiumnews (Chuck L)
Not a Bug Splat, Not Chattel David Swanson, Firedoglake
As Cuba Shifts Toward Capitalism Inequality Grows More Visible New York Times (Ryan R)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
US government and private sector developing ‘precrime’ system to anticipate cyber-attacks Lauren Weinstein (Chuck L)
What is Neo-Liberalism? A Revolutionary Analysis of the Final Stage of Imperialism Black Agenda Report (Rich C)
Major insurers are finally revealing one of health-care’s greatest mysteries Washington Post. Not sure how much good this does, since most doctors and hospitals won’t give prices in advance, save for things like a routine office visit for an established patient.
Cracks Starting to Appear in Public Pensions’ Armor New York Times
House Republicans Attack Fed Chief on Stimulus and Speeches New York Times
Morgan Stanley in $2.6bn mortgage deal Financial Times
The Price Paradox Robert Skidelsky, Project Syndicate
Why rising wages might be bad news Washington Post
Student Debt Strikers Take On Corinthian College Cathy O’Neil
Antidote du jour (George P). In Maine, wild turkeys have gone from being remarkably skittish and rarely seen to almost as oft-seen as suburban deer.