Birds reveal the evolutionary importance of love BBC (Robert M)
Mauling, escapes and abuse: 6 small zoos, 80 sick or dead animals Washington Post. :-(
Advanced Ligo: Labs ‘open their ears’ to the cosmos BBC (Chuck L)
Scrap cash altogether, says Bank of England’s chief economist Financial Times
Does Windows 10 violate HIPAA? CMIO. Duncan: “It is highly probable that an independent contractor (typically a salesperson) using a Windows 10 computer, who is either subject to HIPPA (Health Care) or FINRA (Securities) licensing, is in violation of the privacy portions of these statutes. Use a laptop out of the box – commit a felony. Nice.”
87 deceased NFL players tested positive for brain disease Boston Globe (Ryan R, Chuck L). Studies now show that three concussions lead to cognitive impairment in later life.
High-fat diet made Inuits healthier but shorter thanks to gene mutations, study finds PhysOrg Robert M: “Read all the way to the end – re correlation vs. causation.”
Australia’s Slow-Motion Crisis Jacobin
Japan Parliament Approves Expanding Overseas Role of Military Wall Street Journal
German banks face ‘alarming’ profit fall Financial Times
Greece election: Syriza outflanked by hard left as lead melts away ahead of vote Independent (Sid S)
Golden Dawn leader cynically admits ‘political assassination’ failed evolution
RECIPE FOR DISASTER: How supporting Syrian rebels put US foreign policy into disarray Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc). A must read.
Russia Moves Its First Fighter Jets to Base in Syria Wall Street Journal
Imperial Collapse Watch
Trump Is an Outrage Candidate for Good Times New York Times (resilc)
How Trump tried — and failed — to open a casino in Florida Washington Post. Lead story. Oppo is cranking up.
Biden flirts, but black lawmakers still love Clinton Politico. They have not gotten the memo that Hillary is over. She’s trailing Sanders among white women in New Hampshire, and it’s widely rumored that her fundraising for 3Q will be revealed to be lower than 2Q and lower than Sanders’.
Police State Watch
On-duty police officers have shot and killed more than 700 people this year Washington Post (Ryan R)
Fed: Sitting still deals blow to America’s great recovery story Sydney Morning Herald (EM)
Dovish Fed unnerves global equity markets Financial Times
Watching the Fed, and Remembering the Tequila Crisis New York Times
Vote Will Test Accountability of Bank of America’s Board Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
The Typical Male U.S. Worker Earned Less in 2014 Than in 1973 Wall Street Journal
Antidote du jour (martha r):