Sauna endurance finalist collapses and dies in 110C Telegraph. Whoever came up with this terrible idea is culpable. This was bound to happen at some point.
Fishermen in Gulf ‘ghost town’ fear for future Financial Times
Obama’s Endangered Economists Toby Harshaw, New York Times. Serious gossip!
Romer Post-mortem Economists for Firing Larry Summers. More gossip!
Obama Anti-Business? Think Again Ezra Klein, Newsweek.
Microsoft shares retreat after downgrade Associated Press. Read the bit about college student preferences….
A Tale of Two Chinas Morningstar (hat tip Paul S)
Putting Our Brains on Hold Bob Herbert, New York Times (hat tip reader Francois T)
This baby six-week old kookaburra called Kookie and a tiny duckling have struck up a friendship at the Seaview Wildlife Encounter, near Ryde in the Isle of Wight. Kookie was saved by staff after they feared his parents would kill him. And the duckling was rescued from one of the park’s aviaries because he was thought too small to defend himself against larger birds. Keepers took a chance and decided to see what would happen if they were put together. The duckling instantly cuddled up under Kookie’s protective wing, thinking he was his mum and Kookie didn’t seem to mind playing the caring parent