Is our Sun falling silent? BBC (furzy mouse)
‘Bio-Bot’ That Swims Like Sperm Is An ‘Exciting Advance’ In Self-Propelled Biological Robots [VIDEO] International Business Times. “Sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.”
Insight: Battle over police pensions in U.S. cities takes ugly turn Reuters. If the police were fighting for everybody’s pensions, it would be more ugly — or less.
Bridge scandal subpoenas hit Chris Christie’s inner circle Newark Star-Ledger
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Obama’s Speech, Annotated Version emptywheel
Why the Washington Post’s New Ties to the CIA Are So Ominous Truthout. Aren’t squillionaires like Bezos conflicted by definition?
Madison’s Privacy Blind Spot Jeffrey Rosen, Times
In the Name of Love Salon. “DWYL is a secret handshake of the privileged.” “… and the money will follow” used to be part of DWYL. No longer, apparently.
@Work Advice: Homeless, not hopeless WaPo. The new normal.
Obamacare rules on equal coverage delayed: NY Times Reuters. Times headline: Equal Coverage Rules Are Elusive Under Health Law. Well, taking away benefits from CEOs does tend to be “elusive.”
Under Construction: HealthCare.gov’s Payment System Online WSJ. #facepalm.
Health Insurance Companies See ObamaCare Medicaid Boon Forbes. Yes, but Krugman supports the Medicaid model! Oh, wait…
Emergency Rooms Are Front Line For Enrolling New Obamacare Customers KHN. “If they’re waiting, they might as well be filling out some application form.”
Flood insurance crisis has makings of a Hollywood disaster movie Tampa Bay Times
Drowned by EU millions: Thought ‘extreme weather’ was to blame for the floods? Wrong. The real culprit is the European subsidies that pay UK farmers to destroy the very trees that soak up the storm Daily Mail
Pro-election movement begins to make voice heard in Thailand South China Morning Post
Hershey’s to make 3-D chocolate printer CNN Money
Science delivers Sophie’s dragon Canberra Times. 3-D printed titanium dragon.
A Low-Cost Open-Source Metal 3-D Printer Academia.edu
Coming next in military tech Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
“Time series econometrics no giod p” Noahpinion
Is This Thing On? Digg. Why audio doesn’t go viral.
When Martin Luther King gave up his guns Waging Nonviolence
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