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Cerebellum’s growth spurt turned monkeys into humans New Scientist
The Evolution of Sleep: 700 Million Years of Melatonin New York Times
Monetary policy: An unconventional tool Martin Wolf, FT. “Unconventional times call for unconventional remedies.”
7 Revelations From Those Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes RJ Eskow, Alternet
PEU Tank Cars PEU Report. Private Equity Underwriters.
A Debt Collector’s Day New York Times
The world’s greatest stock picker? Bet you sold Apple and Google a long time ago. Barry Rithholtz, WaPo. This is your brain. This is your brain on stocks.
Is There a Wage Growth Puzzle? Tim Duy. Duy, as does Sober Look below, uses the trope of the market “healing.” Markets are not alive. They do not heal. It’s like some kinda weird neo-liberal animism, except where “savages” think that spirits inhabit trees or streams, economists think they inhabit markets.
Brazil’s Rousseff to Face Neves in Runoff Vote ABC. Rousseff kicks the left, and faces center right.
“U.S. strikes in Kobane fail to stave off militants, face limitations” Al Bawaba Sic Semper Tyrannis. We need forward air controllers on the ground….
Ankara urges PYD leader to join ranks of Free Syrian Army against al-Assad Hurriyet Daily News. “Turkish officials signaled a restructuring of the Syrian opposition in the upcoming period and urged the PYD to take part under the roof of the Syrian opposition.” (PYD is a Kurdish party in Northern Syria.)
When good plans fail: Mishandling of Dallas Ebola case Austin Statesman
Ebola In The US: Hospitals Aren’t Prepared For Outbreak, Warns Nurses’ Union International Business Times (furzy mouse)
How disease detectives are fighting Ebola’s spread Nature. Contact tracing explainer.
The world is warming faster than we thought New Scientist. Antarctic buoys now collect better data.
Adapting to plug-ins Economist. Electric cars could help save power utilities from a “death spiral.”
Tribes from US, Canada sign bison treaty Great Falls Tribune
McKinsey’s manicures are a tacky way to nail recruits FT. Zeitgeist watch.
This $1,200 machine lets you make untraceable semi-automatic rifles at home The Verge. What could go wrong?
Insane Video Shows A Pro Biker Pulling Stunts On A Ridge In Scotland Business Insider. These are wonderful stunts, but I think the message they send — that these are the sort of risks you must emulate to make life worth living — is terrible, even lethal. Like start-up culture.
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