Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WILLIAM CHISLETT: Why is Spain recovering faster than expected?

SPANISH BUSINESSES: A lack of larger firms means fewer jobs, and a less resilient economy.

Friday, February 20, 2015

TELL ME SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW: In the Brain, Romantic Love Is Basically an Addiction.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

SOME PERSPECTIVE: Why Network News Still Matters.

OLIVER SAKS HAS TERMINAL CANCER, and over at the New York Times he tells us how he's facing death. A must-read.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

IT KINDA MAKES SENSE, IF YOU THINK OF IT: Jason Calacanis: Apple will buy Tesla for $75b in 18 months.

Friday, February 13, 2015

MUST BE BECAUSE SV IS FULL OF REPUBLICANS: The Sickeningly Low Vaccination Rates at Silicon Valley Day Cares.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FUNNY, Putin agrees to a ceasefire in a war he has been swearing he had nothing to do with: Ukraine ceasefire deal reached after marathon Minsk talks.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

CHILL OUT, at least the Nobel Peace prize is closing Guantámo: Obama’s Drones Have Killed More Than the Spanish Inquisition.

SIX THINGS technology has made insanely cheap.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

THAT'S A REALLY LOW NUMBER: Only 44% of U.S. adults are employed for 30-or-more hours per week.

Friday, February 06, 2015

MEET THE MAN who corrected the same grammatical mistake on Wikipedia… 47,000 times.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

GALLUP'S CEO: The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment.

Monday, February 02, 2015

BJORN LOMBORG:

It is an indisputable fact that carbon emissions are rising—and faster than most scientists predicted. But many climate-change alarmists seem to claim that all climate change is worse than expected. This ignores that much of the data are actually encouraging. The latest study from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that in the previous 15 years temperatures had risen 0.09 degrees Fahrenheit. The average of all models expected 0.8 degrees. So we’re seeing about 90% less temperature rise than expected.

Facts like this are important because a one-sided focus on worst-case stories is a poor foundation for sound policies. Yes, Arctic sea ice is melting faster than the models expected. But models also predicted that Antarctic sea ice would decrease, yet it is increasing. Yes, sea levels are rising, but the rise is not accelerating—if anything, two recent papers, one by Chinese scientists published in the January 2014 issue of Global and Planetary Change, and the other by U.S. scientists published in the May 2013 issue of Coastal Engineering, have shown a small decline in the rate of sea-level increase.

Keep reading.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

TODAY'S READING, by Steven Pinker: an awesome piece explaining why free speech is fundamental.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

IF THIS IS TRUE it means I'll merrily live till I'm 300-years-old: Coffee may be able to lengthen your life and lower your risk of depression.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WORLD HYPOCRISY FORUM: 1,700 Private Jets Fly to Davos to Discuss Global Warming.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES of climate change policy.

Monday, January 19, 2015

SUICIDE OR 'SUICIDE'?

An Argentine prosecutor who accused the government of secret deals with Iran over an investigation into a 1994 terrorist attack was found dead, officials said early Monday.

Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was due to participate in a closed-door session with Congress Monday over his claim last week that de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman covered up a deal with Iran.

He said they promised to absolve Iranian officials accused of masterminding the 1994 bombing on a Buenos Aires Jewish center that left 85 dead, in return for deliveries of much-needed oil from Iran.

Nisman was found shortly before midnight (0300 GMT) in a pool of blood in his bathroom, apparently after committing suicide, the Buenos Aires Herald reported, citing unnamed sources.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

EXCELLENT: Japanese Researchers Say Bone and Tissue Bioprinting Process Could Be A Year Away From Use In Humans.

Friday, January 16, 2015

THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY of how automakers invented the crime of "jaywalking".

Sunday, January 11, 2015

NO, Islam doesn't forbid images of the Prophet: there's a long tradition, actually.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

AT LAST: Antibiotic Pulled From Dirt Ends 25-Year Drug Drought.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

86 VIRAL IMAGES from 2014 that were totally fake.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

A FRENCH SOLDIER'S view of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

Monday, December 22, 2014

COOL, LET'S NORMALIZE RELATIONS WITH THESE GUYS: Cuba’s Coast Guard sinks boat carrying 32 refugees who were trying to reach Fla.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREAT MOMENTS OF FACT-CHECKING: New York Mag’s Boy Genius Investor Made It All Up.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

WELCOME TO THE 21st CENTURY: Scientists have put a worm’s brain into a Lego robot’s body - and it works. There's video.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

DOES MALCOLM GLADWELL have a plagiarism problem?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

WHAT, NO DEMONSTRATIONS HERE? Grand Jury Refuses To Indict Cops Who Killed Man With Down Syndrome Who Wouldn’t Leave Movie.