Green-glowing cats are new tool in AIDS research Reuters (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Severe weather warning as Hurricane Katia tail approaches Guardian. Our Richard Smith had to cut his vacation short due to the storm :-(
The incredible story of Inuits fathered by a U.S. polar explorer and his aide who are making their way into a globalised world Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S). A bit of synchronicity: I visited Peary’s Eagle Island while on my sort-of vacation, and they discussed his Inuit sons, all named Robert Peary (the Daily Mail appears to have missed a few). They had a picture of one at the age of 60, and I wish I had his genes. He looked to be about 30.
Copenhagen’s novel problem: too many cyclists Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
Pipeline Spills Put Safeguards Under Scrutiny New York Times
Quarry Australia has no people Sydney Morning Herald (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Latvian Hooker Index: No Recovery in Sight EconomyWatch (hat tip reader Dr. Kevin)
Jimmy Carter: ‘We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a bullet. We never went to war’ Guardian (hat tip reader Ilja)
Congress Quietly Clearing the Decks, Avoiding Hostage Situations Dave Dayen, FireDogLake
Labor Day at the New York Times: Targeting the Post Office CounterPunch (hat tip reader May S)
The Fed and the SEC Disappoint Yet Again masaccio, FireDogLake (hat tip reader Carol B)
Taps for the Unemployed Steve Fraser and Josh Freeman, TomDispatch
World Bank unit invests in hedge fund Financial Times
Independent Commission on Banking — the report FT Alphaville (hat tip Richard Smith); Yours truly has yet to read it.
UK banks eye £6bn cost of reforms Financial Times
AMERICA TODAY: Heartbreaking Pictures From New Jersey’s Homeless ‘Tent City (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader James B). This is a Himalayan Monal.