[Yves asks me to tell you that she’s sick. –lambert]
Population of Known Alien Planets Nearly Doubles as NASA Discovers 715 New Worlds Space. Yes, and they’ll probably let us off Earth when they think we’re good and ready.
Virus that caused flu pandemic dominates again New Scientist
China hard landing fears return Macrobusiness
TPP Talks Fizzle Again under Broad Opposition Eyes on Trade
Where Did the Bitcoins Go? The Mt. Gox Shutdown, Explained Businessweek. Glibertarians call for government regulation so their free market can function at all; too delicious. Also too.
Can bitcoin capitalize on the death of Mt Gox? Felix Salmon, Reuters
Mortgage applications at lowest level in two decades The Center of the Universe
When Measuring Mobility, Location Still Matters The Equitablog
The foie gras bubble FT Alphaville
The Costs of Bad 401(k) Plans Baseline Scenario
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Breaking Up the NSA Bruce Schneir
Most Democrats Want Clinton to Run in 2016 Times. I guess the hopey change thing didn’t work out, then?
Poll: For Right Price, Consumers Will Accept Limited Choice Of Doctors, Hospitals KHN. Remember “If you like your doctor…”? Good times.
BREAKING: National Quality Forum CEO Cassel cutting ties to Kaiser, Premier Modern HealthCare. Casell shouldn’t “cut ties,” she should resign in shame. But one Flexian perk is the surgical removal of shame glands.
A General Theory of Obamacare Fiction Paul Krugman, Times. Krugman should check his intellectual honesty; there’s a lot more at stake than putting a W in Team D’s column. Whoever causes one of these good NPR-listening liberals to stumble….
Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers Nature (Furzy Mouse)
The truth about the great American science shortfall LA Times. STEM takedown.
Sustaining Ukraine’s Breakthrough George Soros, Project Syndicate
Everything you know about Ukraine is wrong Pando Daily
30,000 Protesters Take To The Streets in Nantes, France Prudent Investor
Get Ready for a Bloody End Game in Thailand Business Week
Yingluck’s Affinity with the Police and Thailand’s Divided Security Sector China Policy Institute Blog
USDA farming census: Maine has more young farmers, more land in farms BDN. So it would be nice if corporations didn’t destroy their Common Pool Resources.
But [Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Mass.] thinks even low levels of contamination merit monitoring, both for human health information and for the wealth of data about Pacific Ocean currents such monitoring could provide. On Jan. 14, he launched a website called “How Radioactive is Our Ocean?”, where along the West Coast.
Hey, I’ve got an idea! Why don’t we hold a bake sale?
The Future of the News Business: A Monumental Twitter Stream All in One Place Marc Andreesen, Andreesen Horowitz. Talking his book, but it’s interesting that is his book.
The Rent Seeker, Posing as Visionary Streetwise Professor (Big Picture). Zuck, is that you?
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