Finnish Kayaker Rescues Owl, Walks Away With Terrific Photos HyperVocal (Dr. Kevin)
University physicists study urine splash-back and offer best tactics for men PhysOrg. Chuck L: “Physicists make a splash as they open a new frontier in urinalysis. Perhaps an igNobel prize is in their future?”
Snakes the size of school buses? Horses the size of house cats? It happened before and could happen again Yahoo. Don’t most people know the evolution of horses???
ROBOTICS INVESTORS CAN NOW BUY THE MARKET WITH NEW NASDAQ ETF Singularity Hub (furzy mouse)
Google Tracks, Reports Your Brick-And-Mortar Buying Habits Testosterone Pit. Gee, I’d assumed if you had a smartphone, they were of course tracking this.
New Internet Bug Bounty holds companies accountable, protects hackers ZDNet (furzy mouse)
World’s ‘most flagrant abusers’ set to join UN Human Rights Council Christian Science Monitor. The US is hardly in a position to sit in judgment.
South Africa breaks out of `partnership’ agreement trap Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate
Super Typhoon Haiyan Closes in on the Philippines With 190 mph Sustained Winds Wunderground (Lambert)
How Big Formula bought China Reuters
Berlin is the new London Lambert
S&P Downgrades France Wall Street Journal
Osborne Risks ‘Botched Job’ With U.K. Bank Bill: Lawmaker Bloomberg (Richard Smith)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
The Surveillance State Puts U.S. Elections at Risk of Manipulation Atlantic (furzy mouse). Charitable in its assumptions about the status quo.
Edward Snowden used passwords provided unwittingly by NSA colleagues Reuters. Too funny
Exclusive: Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage US News. By Japanese standards, this isn’t much of an apology. And see John Jansen: Obama Channels Erich Segal. On top of that, Jerome Anderson notes that estimates of cancellations are up from the officially-touted 5% to 6% to 9%.
Disastrous Obamacare Rollout Leaves Opinions on Law Weirdly Unchanged American Prospect. This shows how relatively few people have had direct contact plus the enthusiasts have yet to grasp how little many will get for their premium dollars. A lot of people haven’t looked the gift horse in the mouth. My bet is the Dems lose in 2016 due to Obamacare.
New DoS attack directed at Healthcare.gov ZDNet (furzy mouse)
Rules to Require Equal Coverage for Mental Ills New York Times
Canceled policies could be a plus for new markets Associated Press (Lambert)
Trustee’s hedge fund settles with prosecutors Brown Daily Herald. Sent by a disgusted Brown alum.
Worst Twitter IPO Graphic Yet Barry Ritholtz (furzy mouse)
When to sell the rising global souffle MacroBusiness
Cut in Food Stamps Forces Hard Choices on Poor New York Times
What is an economy? Ian Welsh
Antidote du jour (from Scott H, in the Peruvian highlands):