Ig Nobel for ‘whale breathalyser’ BBC. Yo! Magnetar shared in the economics prize!
Animal farms are pumping up superbugs International Business Times (hat tip reader Skippy)
Craig Venter: Without Scale, Algae Fuel Companies “Playing” Giga (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck). I recall NC readers raising objections along this line a LONG time ago!
The Bosom is Back Wall Street Journal. I wonder what trend mavens will make of this. Is it simply making a virtue of necessity, a concession to greater bodymass and breast implants among otherwise slender women? Or does this say something the zeitgeist?
France and China hold talks on exchange rates Financial Times
Income gap between rich and poor in U.S. at record high International Business Times. I was interviewed on RV TV last week (clip out next week) and the interviewer said the income disparity in New York (presumably Manhattan) was worse than in India. I’d love to get a source for that factoid
These Families Shop When Aid Arrives Wall Street Journal. This is really depressing
Luxury stores caught out by surging demand Financial Times
In Comments, Fed Officials Signal New Economic Push New York Times. The story says the Fed will probably resume QE after Congressional midterms. Hhm, political considerations are dictating timing, yet the Fed pretends to be independent?
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