In praise of penguins: We’ve got babies! Treehugger. In honor of National Penguin Awareness Day– yesterday– here are some adorable video clips.
What’s with all the cawing? UW team eavesdrops on crows Seattle Times (tegnosst)
Humans Will Have A ‘Robot Second Self’ In The Next 20 Years, Say Experts At Microsoft Inquisitr (David L). Where’s my flying car?
Scientists Have Figured Out How to Recycle Waste CO2 Back Into… Plastic Science Alert (David L). What a wonderful idea! We’ll exchange one bad fate for another and drown in plastic rather than overheat the planet. Better living through chemistry!
Use of sand vests to calm children with ADHD sparks concern Guardian (The Rev Kev)
The Y chromosome is slowly disappearing — here’s what it means for men Business Insider (Doctor Kevin)
The next Kurdish war is on the horizon – Turkey and Syria will never allow it to create a mini-state Independent. Robert Fisk.
Police State Watch
The improbable demanded by the unreasonable EUReferendum.com
Compare Macron boosts May’s hopes of bespoke EU trade deal FT to Emmanuel Macron confronts the UK with a hard truth: it is burning its bridges to Europe New Statesman. Looks to me like magical thinking in the FT’s telling.
How Brexit puts the UK at risk of more collapses like Carillion The Conversation
It’s time we saw economic sanctions for what they really are – war crimes Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
The Chinese think Palo Alto is dumpy TechCunch (David L).
Comic contracts and other ways to make the law understandable The Conversation. This Australian project isn’t coming to the US anytime soon, but is worth pondering nonetheless. Imagine common legal contracts designed so as to elucidate, not obfuscate. Especially those for plain vanilla consumer financial products.
America Has a Foreign Tourist Problem Bloomberg
Imagining an Authoritarian American Conservative
Trump’s FCC Could Undermine His Promise on Rural Broadband International Business Times
Facebook to fight ‘fake news’ by asking users to rank trust in media outlets Sky News (The Rev Kev) What could possibly go wrong?
— NWS Burlington (@NWSBurlington) 12 January 2018
bob: There’s a bridge in the background, watch it big
Antidote du jour.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.