Cat genome reveals clues to domestication Science Daily (John M). Um, cats domesticated people, but not very well.
Hair transplants: Pakistan’s new weapon of mass seduction Agence France-Presse
New York Ebola doctor ‘virus free’ BBC (furzy mouse).
Device Changes Your Mood with a Zap to the Head MIT Technology Reviewn (David L). Electroshock lite. Plus study does not look to have been double-blind, placebo controlled. And with brain-chemical-altering drugs, the effects tend to diminish with repeated use.
Indian botched sterilisations kill eight women in Chhattisgarh BBC (furzy mouse)
Climate Tools Seek to Bend Nature’s Path New York Times (furzy mouse)
US pollution data on Beijing blocked on mobile app Associated Press
U.S., China Reach Deal to Drop More Technology Tariffs Wall Street Journal
We need China inside the global economic tent China Spectator
The risks of getting too close to China The Nation (furzy mouse)
Inflation is falling even in China Angry Bear
Germany’s Secret Credit Addiction Adair Turner, Project Syndicate (David L)
CNN International quits Russia eTurboNews
George W. Bush notes Obama’s shift in Iraq strategy, hopes for success Dallas Morning News
Why Obamacare risks falling into a ‘death spiral’ Dana Milbank, Washington Post. Not sure the assumption here is valid, that the Supreme Court considering striking down the Federal exchanges is hurting 2015 enrollments.
US union says recognition close at VW Associated Press
Syracuse University student protesters wake up to ‘construction wall’ blocking public’s view of sit-in Syracuse (bob). Profiles in official cowardice.
Lehman, the financial crash and the making of history Financial Times
The Return of the Dollar Mohamed El-Erian, Project Syndicate
Fewer active managers beat market than at any time in decade Financial Times (David L)
Food costs eating into consumers’ saving at the pump as holidays near Reuters (EM). Commodities giveth, commodities taketh away.
The story of the millionaire Tory MP and the tenants facing homelessness Guardian. Lambert: “Where does thus guy think he is? San Francisco?”
Ebola and Inequality Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate
Berlin’s digital exiles: where tech activists go to escape the NSA Guardian (DJG). Today’s must read. Be sure to go at least as far as the Anne Roth story.
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