Norway’s underwater laser-shooting drone zaps parasitic lice that live on salmon DigitalTrends (Mark P)
Physicists find that as clocks get more precise, time gets more fuzzy ScienceAlert (martha r). From earlier this month, still interesting.
Let there be light: Germans switch on ‘largest artificial sun’ Guardian (martha r)
YouTube’s Ad Problems Finally Blow Up in Google’s Face Wired (Chuck L)
Why Power Brings Out Your True Self Nautilus (micael)
For a Modest Personality Trait, ‘Intellectual Humility’ Packs a Punch! Duke Today (martha r)
Harvard scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging Harvard Gazette (martha r)
China Vice Premier Sees `Unstoppable Momentum’ of Globalization Bloomberg (resilc)
Rising Euroscepticism cannot solve the Eurozone Crisis Defend Democracy
Revelations – Lafarge-Holcim’s jihad Voltaire.net. Chuck L: “It takes a while for Meyssan to get to the point, which is that the USA and NATO have been working with Muslim radicals in Syria for a long time.”
New Cold War
Don’t Fight Their Lies With Lies of Your Own Masha Gessen, New York Times (Dan K)
WHAT CONSTITUTES REASONABLE MAINSTREAM OPINION Current Affairs (David D)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Donald, This I Will Tell You Maureen Dowd, New York Times. Lambert: “Underneath the venom, there’s a lot of truth here, such as ‘motley skeleton crew,’ and ‘Where’s James Baker?’ And yet under it all is the plea for Trump to be what he sold himself as being.”
High Anxiety Over Health-Care Reform Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal
Trump Becomes Ensnared in Fiery G.O.P. Civil War New York Times
Donald Trump now focussed on tax reform but that might not be any easier than repealing Obamacare Independent (resilc). As we indicated…
Trump’s Wall Is 30 Feet of Scary Politics for Builders Bloomberg (resilc)
Why Spend $54 Billion More on the Pentagon? To Start a War, Obviously. Foreign Policy in Focus (resilc)
Only Black People Showed Up To The DC Town Hall Meeting To Address The Surging Number Of Missing Black And Latina Girls Clutch. Timotheus: “Maybe if they wore pink pussy hats….”
Ryan Emerges From Health Care Defeat Badly Damaged New York Times
The Mayberry Machiavellis Lost a Battle on Friday. But the War Is Not Over. Mother Jones (resilc)
How US Flooded the World with Psyops Consortiumnews (furzy)
Shareholder Proxies Could Be the New Regulators Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times.
The productivity paradox Ryan Avent. Dan K: “Hmm… perhaps a side point, the “intangible capital” thing strikes me as iffy, and perhaps more complex, as when cheaper materials are used to produce a product, meaning that consumer value falls, and environmental impacts may shift adversely.”
GDPNow, FRBNY Nowcast Inch Up: Gap Still Two Percent Michael Shedlock
America’s 100 Richest Places Bloomberg
Uber self-driving car crashes during US tests Financial Times (David L)
Inside Uber’s self-driving car mess Recode. Hubert Horan: “Recode has always been focused on “access” to tech executives and its Uber coverage over the years fell in the fawning-to-uncritical repetition of PR talking points range, but like everyone else has been rushing to publish more critical stuff.” Be sure to read down to the discussion of how often drivers have to take over or the car has problems.
POLL: Did Vice President Pence deserve the ‘Working for Women’ award?” Salon. Judy B: “No more than Obama deserved the Nobel Peace Prize.”
Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias NPR (David L). Yes, sports fans, NPR is treating this as news.
What do slaveholders think? aeon (micael)
Amazon’s Tepid Response to Counterfeiters Frustrates Sellers Inc (Dan K). Putting this here because monopoly.
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Gulf Fritillary Butterfly at the Fullerton Arboretum in Fullerton, California.”