Study of crabs suggests they are capable of feeling pain PhysOrg (Robert M). I don’t know why this is a surprise, since lobsters clearly don’t want to be steamed, despite the University of Maine finding otherwise
Paris climate deal ‘not legally binding’ Financial Times
Paris and the Fate of the Earth Project Syndicate (David L)
HOW WE’VE SUCCEEDED IN BREACHING THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER AT LAST Popular Science (Robert M)
Worth the Risk? Maisonneuve. A must read.
Child genius claims in China driving baby formula demand and hurting Australia’s supply Sydney Morning Herald (EM)
Deciphering the big China-Taiwan meeting Asia Times (margarita)
China’s Money Exodus Bloomberg
China loses its top voice at the World Bank Financial Times
More of Europe Tightens Its Borders Wall Street Journal
The euro was pointless Matthew C Klein, FT Alphaville
Transport and public ekathimerini
Greek economy on ice as lenders battle capital shortfall Financial Times
Saakashvili’s Foiled Coup Plot – Breaking It Down Near Eastern Outlook
Kurds Launch Offensive to Retake ISIS-Held Iraqi Town Sinjar Wall Street Journal
Support for a “No-Fly Zone” in Syria Should Be Disqualifying American Conservative (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Microsoft in German plan to curb spying Financial Times
Tor Says Feds Paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to Help Unmask Users Wired (Robert M)
Does Hillary wear a wig? Matt Drudge starts guessing game over Mrs Clinton’s hair – but one of her personal stylists calls it ‘really ridiculous’ Daily Mail (Li). I don’t see why this should matter…a wig is much cheaper to maintain than John Edward’s $400 haircuts.
Papantonio: Civil Justice System Taken Over By Corporations YouTube (furzy mouse)
Obama Should Let Fossil Fuels Lie New York Times
Fossil crisis deepens as Exxon probed on climate cover-up Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph (David L)
Snitches get Pulitzers lib.com (Gabriel U). On the University of Missouri defenestration.
The Curious Case of Mr. Pearson’s 502,996 Shares Roddy Boyd (Richard Smith). A Valeant wowser that has gone largely unnoticed.
North Dakota’s colleges pitch education to laid-off roustabouts Reuters. EM: “In the old days this used to be called ‘kicking a man when he’s down’.”
Debt Market Flashes Scary Signal Bloomberg
Unacceptable behaviors Vox. Lambert: “And yet…. Vox is Vox.”
Amazon debuts in Thomson Reuters 2015 top 100 innovators list Reuters. Lambert: “By innovation these guys mean extraction, period”
Bosses must face up to the issue of work anxiety Financial Times
It’s Not Just the Drug War Jacobin. Today’s must read.
Antidote du jour (Steve W, from ABC on rare rock wallabies):
And a bonus video. I know this is a commercial, but I think commercials that are fun to watch deserve to be singled out: