Dogs are sensitive to small variations of the Earth’s magnetic field Frontiers in Zoology Chuck L: “IgNobel award candidate. Shorter: dogs shit in alignment with the Earth’s magnetic field.”
The Madness of the Planets Nautilus (Chuck L)
The ‘Average Women’s Magazine Cover’ Parody You Need To See Huffington Post (Carol B). Hate to tell you, but only clue I saw to it being a parody is the really obvious fake boobs (as opposed to mildly obvious fake boobs) and lousy makeup.
How Memory Can be a False Witness Big Think
Daunting Calculus for Maine Shrimpers as Entire Season Is Lost New York Times. Francois T: “These stories will pop up with ever more frequency in the future. Considering that over 1 billion people strictly depend on fisheries for most of their protein intake, this could turn very ugly in the not-so-long run.”
Hyundai and Kia brace for sluggish 2014 Financial Times
Eurozone rate divergence disappoints ECB Financial Times
The Bête Noire of the French Establishment Counterpunch (Carol B)
Syria chemical deadline ‘missed’ BBC. This was expected.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower New York Times. The editors call for clemency.
Human Behavior Trove Lures Economists to U.S. Tech Titans Bloomberg. Lambert: “What could go wrong?” Plus you have the second-order effect, that these economists in the employ of Big Data will pimp for their sponsors in policy forums.
Snowden’s biggest revelation: We don’t know what power is anymore, nor do we care Mark Ames, Pando. Recaps a lot of important history on spying overreach.
Justice Sotomayor blocks Obamacare contraception mandate Christian Science Monitor
The Obamacare We Deserve Michael Moore, New York Times. Pulls his punches.
Legal recreational pot industry opens in Colorado Associated Press
Does America’s Future Contain Elite Public Universities? Brad DeLong (Chuck L)
One of these things is not like the other … Sober Look
2014 outlook: Sugar high Tracy Alloway and Michael Mackenzie, Financial Times (Scott)
OVERTHROW THE SPECULATORS Chris Hedges, TruthDig
Nouriel Roubini’s 2014 Outlook Is Only A Tiny Bit Gloomy Business Insider
The Top 25 Most Censored Stories of 2013 Project Censored. gonzomarx points out we covered many of them!
Pomp and Exceptional Circumstance: How Students Are Forced to Prop Up the Education Bubble Boston Review. From November, but a good overview.
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