Robot seals relieve tsunami survivors depression Yahoo (hat tip reader May S)
ScienceShot: Toxic Greens Protect Smurf-Tongued Lizards ScienceInsider (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Swiss Want to Build a Satellite That Removes Space Litter ScienceInsider (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Farmers advance in their suit against Monsanto Grist (hat tip reader John L)
The tragedy of Fernando Torres Financial Times
Asbestos deaths bring 16-year sentence IWatchNews (hat tip reader May S)
Armed robbers steal 70 relics from museum in Olympia, Greece MSNBC (hat tip Marshall Auerback)
Everything Must Go! The Great European Fire Sale Independent (hat tip Lambert)
Minority Rule in Parliament; Mob Rule Outside New Athenian (hat tip Lambert)
Athens rehearses nightmare of default Financial Times. Felix forecast a default weeks ago. Why is everyone else so slow to see that this is the game plan?
Eurozone central bankers and the taboo subject of losses Gillian Tett, Financial Times
Insight: In Israel, an illegal outpost faces its reckoning Reuters (hat tip Lambert)
Federal agents arrest Amine El Khalifi; he allegedly planned to bomb Capitol Washington Post. Per Lambert: “The guy the FBI picked up for wanting to bomb the Capitol: The FBI, along with a fake bomb, gave the guy a MAC-10 that wouldn’t fire. And the guy couldn’t even have known enough to test the gun. It’s like pulling the wings off a fly.”
Sex, Rick Santorum and the conservative imagination Guardian (hat tip reader LucyLulu). More reports on the battle between penis creatures and vagina monsters.
Why America Keeps Getting More Conservative Atlantic (hat tip reader May S)
Massachusetts town vows to defy indefinite detention law Raw Story (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Explosives in Kan. Capitol incident were fireworks Associated Press (hat tip Lambert)
Roseanne Barr Pulls 6 Percent Against Obama And Romney In National Presidential Poll Think Progress (hat tip Lambert)
Our prolonged employment gap MarketWatch (hat tip reader Carol B)
U.S. Unemployment Increases in Mid-February Gallup (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Citigroup pays $158 million in mortgage fraud pact Reuters (hat tip Lambert)
Citigroup Whistle-Blower Says Bank’s ‘Brute Force’ Hid Bad Loans From U.S. Bloomberg (hat tip reader Andy L). Read to see what the whistle blower is making.
Confirmed: Banks Can Use HAMP, and Reap HAMP Incentive Payments, in Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
Unbroken homes: Five creative reuses for foreclosed houses Grist (hat tip reader 1 SK)
Lehman and Its Creditors Seek to Subpoena Geithner New York Times. Oh, it’s SO much fun to see him squirm! And if Lehman creditors win on their argument here (that JPM took advantage of Lehman’s weakened condition and pushed it into bankruptcy by improperly withholding cash and collateral) this does not bode well for it with respect to MF Global.
How Harvard is failing its students mathbabe
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