Blind and leading the band: Jose plays hot jazz piano at nine years old Guardian (Chuck L)
Publication Bias in Psychology: A Diagnosis Based on the Correlation between Effect Size and Sample Size PLOS ONE. Lambert: “Pervasive publication bias.”
Group looking to fund cloud water harvesting project PhysOrg (Chuck L)
Apple Pay Could Make You Poorer Bloomberg
Lawsuit claims Uber denied service to the blind, put a dog in the trunk Pando. Article annoyingly defends general principle of circumventing regulations while not liking this outcome. Sorry, you can’t have it both ways.
Google warned of harder line from EU Financial Times
Contour Crafting. Chuck L: “A potentially very disrupting technology.”
Chinese majority expect war with Japan Financial Times
Could the Bank of England become a huge Scottish creditor Robert Peston, BBC
Credit Suisse warns of grave deflationary shock for Scotland Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Scottish independence: New poll eases pressure on No camp Financial Times
Uncle Sam Does Ukraine Counterpunch
Russia moves ISS astronaut training to newly annexed Crimea ars technica. Chuck L: “Putin certainly knows how to tweak a nose!”
Obama Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants New York Times
Too many moving parts, too many Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L). Devastating.
Why US Middle East Policy is Fraught with Danger Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Let’s pass cybersecurity legislation The Hill
Senators and Other Experts to Appeals Court: NSA’s Phone Records Program Is a Massive Invasion of Privacy Electronic Frontier Foundation
U.S. groups leery of fast-track trade deals demand transparency Reuters (EM). This is major.
S&P Downgrade Of NJ Credit Deals Fresh Blow To Gov. Chris Christie David Sirota, Financial Times
U.S. Oil Boom Revitalizing Rust Belt Economy OilPrice. Jobs v. environment.
Homeward Bound? ECB Paper Finds Some Regional Bias at Fed WSJ Economics. How about worrying about class bias instead?
Antidote du jour (Lance N, from Cute Emergency):