You’re More Creative When You’re Sarcastic, Says Study Huffington Post (furzy mouse)
Headlines editors probably wish they could take back Columbia Journalism Review
Humans cling to their primal fear of the dark Astronomy Magazine (furzy mouse)
Cecil the lion’s killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts say Washington Post (furzy mouse)
New insights into the production of antibiotics by bacteria PhysOrg (Robert M)
Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea Guardian (furzy mouse)
Mt. Gox head arrested over loss of 650,000 bitcoins ars technica. As we’ve said, Bitcoin = prosecution futures.
What It’s Like to Have the Oldest Phone in San Francisco Gawker. What a poseur! My phone is older than hers (see image)! And I even have a fresh one in the same antique model (as well as another battery) as backup.
Google has secretly released a new version of Glass Business Insider. It’s not secret any more!
All Power to the Makerspaces Jacobin. Chuck L: “A meditation on the economic, social and political implications of “replication” (i.e. 3D printing).”
What Pierre did next Mark Ames, Pando
Debris Shows MH370 Didn’t Nose-Dive Daily Beast (furzy mouse)
U.S. Decides to Retaliate Against China’s Hacking New York Times
Why China’s Olympic win might not be a cause for celebration Washington Post (furzy mouse). BTW an acquaintance used to organize heliskiing near Almaty, the loser to Beijing. I gather it was fantastic skiiing.
SYRIZA Central Committee Session Turns into a Battlefield Greek Reporter (Sid S)
How could the third Greek bailout change without the IMF? Open Europe. Note that funding isn’t the biggest issue. The other creditors need the IMF as a babysitter and enforcer.
Iran calls for Israel’s nuclear disarmament Christian Science Monitor
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Obama Administration War Against Apple and Google Just Got Uglier Pando. Wow, when Google and Apple are the good guys, you know it’s bad. Of course, the tech cos’ opting for a smidge in the way of principles is due to the loss of business overseas due to how much access the US government has to users’ info.
Windows 10: A Potential Privacy Mess, and Worse Lauren Weinstein (furzy mouse)
Imperial Collapse Watch
US Corruption vs. World Corruption Ian Welsh (furzy mouse)
The Cimmerian Hypothesis, Part Three: The End of the Dream Archdruid (Chuck L). Today’s must read.
Progress’ but no deal at TPP talks BBC. Trust me, the fracas in Congress made it easier for smaller states to throw sand in the gears. This is deadly: “No date has been set for the next round of talks.”
Trade talks fail to break TPP deadlock Financial Times
$1m donors show elite’s role in US race Financial Times
Ted Cruz’s Super Stingy Sugar Daddies Daily Beast (furzy mouse)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Larry Wilmore on Cop Who Killed Sam Dubose: ‘Basically Motherf*cker, You Just Lied’ ålternet. The clip is worth watching.
Accused Charleston church gunman pleads not guilty but plans to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Police State Watch
SC cop killed teen with two shots to the back during weed bust — and didn’t even report it: attorney Raw Story (Oregoncharles)
The world gears up for a surge in the US dollar Financial Times
Sex, Lies, and Interest Rates BuzzFeed (Lambert)
Economics feeling the bite of declining demand Sydney Morning Herald. EM: “‘Faculties of economics are becoming business schools’ – does exchanging ivory-tower voodoo priests for MBAs represent progress, or is it just trading one evil for another?”
Hedge Fund Risks May Be Bigger Than Regulators Know, Despite Dodd-Frank International Business Times
A Slack Lifeline for Drowning Homeowners Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times. Important. HAMP is still foaming the runway for banks.
World Bank Peddling Private, For-Profit Schools In Africa, Disguised As Aid Barry Briggs, Firedoglake
US wages grow at slowest rate since 1982 Financial Times. And for months, the propaganda has been about wage pressure.
Antidote du jour. If I were into birds, I’d want to have one. @planetpics: “Ruff, a rather peculiar bird from Norway”: