Eagle owl at 1000 frames per Second towards a camera Dogwork (hat tip Lambert) I’ve featured this before but it is still cool.
ADVENTURES IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROLOGY—OR—WHAT NEUROLOGY CAN TELL US ABOUT HUMAN NATURE Edge (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Smallest legal apartment in California is prefab, adorbs Grist (hat tip reader Aquifer)
There is no ethical smartphone Andrew Leonard, Salon
Eighth grade teacher ‘caught in bed having sex with her student, 15, by his 12-year-old brother’ Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Finally, a smoking gun connecting livestock antibiotics and superbugs Grist (hat tip reader Aquifer)
German Economic Striving at the Expense of Workers and Neighbors Will Backfire Marshall Auerback, Alternet
Germany softens resistance on ‘firewall’ Financial Times
Family of three dies from apparent starvation in Japan Guardian (hat tip reader Emiliano Z). Really sad. Their cat died too.
Fresh questions overshadow launch of Sun on Sunday Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Why the super-rich love the UK Guardian (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Solidarity within the Eurozone: how much, what for, for how long? Notre Europe (hat tip Swedish Lex)
Saudi Arabia backs arming Syrian opposition Guardian (hat tip reader May S). Warmongering on the other side of the pond.
U.S. does not believe Iran is trying to build nuclear bomb LA Times (hat tip reader May S). Please tell Elizabeth Warren.
Payroll tax cut undermines Social Security’s security LA Times (hat tip reader Aquifer). They are finally figuring this one out.
The 10 Most Excellent Reasons to Attack Iran David Swanson (hat tip reader Aquifer). You have to read this.
Fisher: Qur’an blunder has made Afghan mission more dangerous Montreal Gazette (hat tip reader May S)
Students Physically Attacked for Interrupting Israel Talk in New Mexico Atlantic Wire (hat tip Lambert)
Donovan: The Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Is Strong Because of the OCC Settlement Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
UK House of Lords Asked to Investigate Massive International Financial Fraud Nation of Change. This looks completely batshit, except you can click through and find the excerpted text on what looks to be the Parliament’s website, and Lord James said RBS verified the transfers attributed to it.
Bonus cuts hide bigger problem for investment banks Financial Times. This is salutary. Investment bankers will have more power, and they care for their franchises more than traders do (not that bankers are princes, but traders are more ruthless). That will constrain some of the worst predatory behavior.
Have labour will travel MacroBusiness. There are some important observations in this piece, marred by a bit of gold standard thinking
Would We Have Drugged Up Einstein? How Anti-Authoritarianism Is Deemed a Mental Health Problem Alternet (hat tip Aquifer). Today’s must read.
Antidote du jour. This is reader Scott’s cat Allie. Her brother D’Art (for D’Artagnan), who has an Austrian survival of the fittest outlook, got a profile in NC after he made his hostility to Marshall Auerback’s free-spending monetary views quite apparent. Allie’s been jealous ever since.