California condor: Shock therapy helping to bring rare vulture back from the brink Independent (Chuck L)
Australian academics seek to challenge ‘web of avarice’ in scientific publishing Guardian. Chuck L flags this quote: “Scholarly publishing is a bit like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. It’s not totally clear what the hell is going on, but you can be sure someone is making a hell of a lot of money from it.”
Registered clinical trials make positive findings vanish Nature. More important than anodyne headline indicates.
Uber to beef up security team in push to strengthen data safety Financial Times. End of first para: “…even protect its offices and employees from physical attack.”
Prepping for the Apocalypse at a Doomsday Training Camp Vice. This is hardly “doomsday”. It’s prep for a very narrow set of scenarios. Like maybe the sort Uber execs worry about…
$2b fee sticking point as Apple wrangles with Australia’s big four banks Sydney Morning Herald. Apple finds Australia has an advanced payment system. Oops. EM: “Under TPP/ISDS Apple could sue the pants off the Aussies for lost profits, a development President Obama would surely agree represents a positive exporting of ‘American values’ – USA! USA! USA!”
Vietnamese plea to Thailand: Don’t divert the Mekong The Nation (Jim D)
Scandinavian companies claim the moral high ground Financial Times (Swedish Lex)
A Finnish cautionary tale Frances Coppola
Liverpool fascist march cancelled after barely anyone turns up Independent. Chuck L: “Good news for a change.”
Merkel fights to contain Greece rebellion Financial Times. Schauble is supporting the deal, so it looks pretty certain to win approval despite the mini-revolt. But the fact that Merkel is having to whip so hard is noteworthy.
More Argentine discovery shenanigans Mark Weidemaier, Credit Slips (Jorge)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Clinton Defies the Law and Common Sense Wall Street Journal (Li)
Donald Trump’s New Version of an Old Political Fantasy Wall Street Journal
Bucks’ Owners Win, at Wisconsin’s Expense New York Times (EM)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Exclusion of Blacks From Juries Raises Renewed Scrutiny New York Times
Texas woman forcibly stripped searched by police in public readies lawsuit International Business Times
An open letter to civil rights groups in the U.S. St. Louis Post Dispatch. Chuck L: “By Jeffery Stirling on the Black Misleadership Class.”
Doubt Starts Chipping Away at the Market’s Mind-Set Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Poor kids should go hungry so they know they’re loved Daily Kos (furzy mouse)
Almost 97% of the Good Jobs Created Since 2010 Have Gone to College Grads Bloomberg. An awfully precise figure for a concept as fuzzy as “good jobs”.
Racial Wealth Gap Persists Despite Degree, Study Says New York Times
Anxiety over US student debt heightens Financial Times
Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Village Workers Living in Squalor New York Times
Rents Rise Faster for Midtier Apartments Than Luxury Ones Wall Street Journal (Brant)
Fox flips poll results to falsely claim Americans support union-busting Daily Kos (furzy mouse)
Governments do not need the savings of the rich, nor their taxes! Bill Mitchell (Brant). Goes well beyond “fiat currency issuers can never go bankrupt” arguments.
Antidote du jour. Richard Smith decided to provide a prettier ocean creature after his handsome squid did not go over well with everyone. From @WorldAndScience via @SciencePorn: