Scientists Discover 10,000-Year-Old Cave Paintings in Brazil Sci-News (Chuck L)
Postal Service Officially Taken Over By America Haters Kevin Drum. You cannot make this up.
How to Feed Your Mummy ScienceNow
Sleep Therapy Seen as an Aid for Depression New York Times. Americans are horrifically sleep deprived. It would be an appalling testament to the state of medicine if a lot of people who are on meds really just need another hour or two of dream time to process out their stresses. My endocrinologist has said all women should be tested for testosterone (pretty much none are, it’s a pricey test) because 1/3 of the women on antidepressants have low testosterone, and getting them up to normal levels in most if not all cases would chipper them up.
Faster Drug Approvals May Carry Additional Risks for Patients Quelle surprise!
UN agog at “extreme” Australian climate stance MacroBusiness
US TPP is not in our interest Bangkok Post
Europeans Fault American Safety Effort in Bangladesh New York Times
China and Japan are heading for a collision Gideon Rachman, Financial Times. Important. This conflict keeps simmering in the background and the temperature is rising.
TEPCO risks all at Fukushima Asia Times (Deontos)
Unit 4 Fuel Loaded In Cask At Fukushima Daiichi SimplyInfo (Deontos). If you want to keep close tabs, this is the site for you. Frequent updates.
Bundesbank says Italian and Spanish banks still hooked on home state debt Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Explosions Near Iranian Embassy in Beirut Kill at Least Seven Wall Street Journal
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
NSA spying challenge turned aside Scotus (Deontos)
White House told of health Web site issues in March Washington Post
ANOTHER ACA VICTIM: INSURANCE BROKERS Politico. Not sure this will garner much sympathy.
Analysis: Republicans plan 2014 campaign around Obamacare chaos Reuters. An obvious move.
Democrats are screwed next year if they can’t figure this out riverdaughter. I said a week ago they ARE screwed
The Obamacare time bomb Washington Post. Yowza.
Obama ratings hit new low after health-care flaws Washington Post
Republicans and Democrats to work together to gut Social Security, pass Chained CPI, without CALLING it a “grand bargain” Lambert. While you were all distracted by Obamacare, the catfood plan marches on…
When airlines don’t compete Felix Salmon
UK probes private accounts of foreign exchange traders Financial Times
Why Does the Media Ignore Timothy Geithner’s Disastrous Leadership of the NY Fed? Bill Black, New Economic Perspectives
JPMorgan agrees to shoulder WaMu bill Financial Times. Translation: they aren’t going to try to make the FDIC eat some of the putback costs.
Securitization, Foreclosure, and the Uncertainty of Mortgage Title Adam Levitin, Credit Slips (Deontos)
5 years of QE and the distributional effects Walter Kurtz
Krugman & Co. — totally flabbergasting neoclassical apologetics Lars P. Syll (Jan)
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):
And a bonus (a video, too funny, of dogs fighting to get their beds back from cat occupants):