10 Charts About Sex OK Trends (hat tip Richard Smith). No idea whether this is for real, but it is very funny.
Primordial Weirdness: Did the Early Universe Have One Dimension? Scientists Outline Test for Theory Science Daily (hat tip reader John M)
Robot Throws First Pitch At Phillies Game International Business Times
Hand Sanitizers Will Not Save You From the Coming Plague Gawker. My former attorney, a biomedical engineer who had worked for Big Pharma before becoming an FDA lawyer, said the same thing for years. The hand sanitizers would have to have passed clinical trials for them to do what they say they do.
The day I met Abdul Sattar Edhi, a living saint Telegraph (hat tip reader May S)
Early disorder added to Japan’s nuclear crisis Washington Post (hat tip Richard Smith)
Tepco Must End ‘Whack-a-Mole,’ Protect Reactors From Storms Bloomberg (hat tip Richard Smith)
Beyond the Oil Spill, the Tragedy of an Ailing Gulf New York Times
Talking turkey with the Taliban Financial Times (hat tip reader Lee S)
“Massive” Fracking Blowout spill in PA Daily Kos
Fearmongering over the US Budget Deficit Linda Beale. A lot of people who are not inclined towards conspiracy theories are wondering re where that S&P rating came from.
US Treasury to press on with $20bn AIG sale Financial Times (hat tip reader Hubert). Ahem, notice that the first call is to Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds, the usual target for disposal of garbage barges? And one has to wonder whether these particular SWFs are in countries benefitting from our tacit support of creaky authoritarian regimes.
Labor Board Tells Boeing New Factory Breaks Law New York Times
Beyond ForeclosureGate – It Gets Uglier Michael Collins, The Economic Populist
Fiscal Conservatives Dodge $10 Trillion Debt Simon Johnson, Bloomberg
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