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'Internet of Things' seen as bonanza for Bay Area businesses

http://bit.ly/190HXl1

The gruesomeness of the drug trade rivals any atrocities in history.

Of course, things wouldn't be this bad if there were any legal ways to sell the stuff. Not that I particularly want people selling cocaine legally, but since they already are selling it *illegally*....

http://slate.me/JFefWA

US the biggest threat to world peace in 2013 – poll

Well, all righty then.

http://bit.ly/1kbioCB

Behind the credit chip curve, U.S. playing catch-up with Canada, rest of world on card security

http://bit.ly/1e0e9lP

Scientists harness the sun to help sharks

http://bit.ly/1cNBmcX

Genetically identical bacteria can behave in radically different ways

http://bit.ly/1hjqx5K

Why are we still fighting the drug war?

http://nyr.kr/1hYKGLZ

Clemency for Edward Snowden Would Not Set a Dangerous Precedent

http://bit.ly/19MUpms

The New York Times Shreds The Obama Administration As 'Pathetic' On NSA Spying

http://read.bi/1l7m3iL

Redesigned Window Stops Sound But Not Air, Say Materials Scientists

http://bit.ly/1luiaBY

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says purge of uncle was ‘correct decision’

http://wapo.st/1cm5Rlx

Ask Culture and Guess Culture

http://bit.ly/1kgD2kL
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Ex-NSA chief calls for Obama to reject recommendations

http://usat.ly/1cDuY83

Would NSA surveillance have stopped 9/11 plot?

http://cnn.it/19W4dLl

NSA targets foreigners, catches Americans: Column

http://usat.ly/1bzenxJ

Your USB cable, the spy: Inside the NSA’s catalog of surveillance magic
Latest batch of documents from Snowden shows NSA's power to pwn.

http://bit.ly/KiMmnN

Feds admit start of NSA surveillance, still say it’s too secretive for court

http://bit.ly/1gkhgYo

Obama says Snowden’s actions have “done unnecessary damage”
President will spend winter holiday in Hawaii reflecting on surveillance policy.

http://bit.ly/1fNP2ov

The NSA's TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency's top secret weapon. It maintains its own covert network, infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveries to plant back doors in electronics ordered by those it is targeting.

http://bit.ly/JmZOXM

NSA Uses Windows Error Messages To Spy On People

http://huff.to/1isfgQS

The NSA's elite hackers can hijack your Wi-Fi from 8 miles away

http://bit.ly/1ci0Nia

Report: NSA Intercepting Laptops Ordered Online, Installing Spyware

Also, it's got a creepy/snazzy octopus... logo... badge... thing?

http://onforb.es/JFui6G

U.S. Spy Rocket Has Octopus-Themed 'Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach' Logo. Seriously.

See? I couldn't make that up!

http://onforb.es/18GL69H

The U.S. National Security Agency has the ability to snoop on nearly every communication sent from an Apple iPhone, according to leaked documents shared by security researcher Jacob Appelbaum and German news magazine Der Spiegel.

http://bit.ly/1eRgwg3

Appelbaum: ‘Scary’ NSA will spy on you – every which way they can

http://bitly.com/1ghxCRA

U.S. to China: We Hacked Your Internet Gear We Told You Not to Hack

http://bitly.com/1eSUHwC

Good or not, change is coming to the NSA

http://bitly.com/1eRDrYB

Microsoft responds to report NSA snooped in Windows

http://cbsn.ws/1d6SIOo
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Republican assault on the American fabric a successful strategy so far

http://bit.ly/JZIvwh

Under Amazon's CIA Cloud: The Washington Post

http://bit.ly/1c3aP6y

Charts: The Worst Long-Term Unemployment Crisis Since the Depression

http://bit.ly/1eAF2BQ

Unemployed Americans Speak Out as Benefits are Slashed at Christmas

http://bit.ly/1bi3nEP

Media blackout hides Gitmo hunger strikes in military bid to erode public support

http://bit.ly/1laDlsF

It’s a Myth: There’s No Evidence That Coffee Stunts Kids’ Growth

http://bit.ly/1csijpZ

No snow in Siberia? Locals marvel - and worry - at the 'snow shortage'

http://bit.ly/1dnLRl6

Americans uneasy about surveillance but often use snooping tools, Post poll finds

http://wapo.st/1e6s6PC

REPORT: CIA HELPED COLOMBIA KILL REBEL LEADERS

http://bit.ly/1c1Rczl

Israel says it won’t forcibly deport illegal African migrants, but it wants them to leave

http://wapo.st/JlkZJ9
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“These Programs Were Never About Terrorism: They’re About Economic Spying, Social Control, and Diplomatic Manipulation. They’re About Power”

http://bit.ly/JEchpJ

It’s Conservatives Who Really Want Christ Out of Christmas

They’re terrified America’s tiny number of atheists will change the meaning of the holiday. But conservatives are the ones who are really at war with its message.

http://thebea.st/1bOLyk1

Outagamie County judge rejects equal protection motion in prostitution case

His argument is that it's plenty fair that prostitutes get charged 40x more frequently than johns, especially in this case because she did it more than once but they were probably first timers. Load of bull if you ask me.

http://post.cr/1gIvJQr

Scientists 'print' new eye cells

http://bbc.in/19wGh0O

The Government Is Quietly Giving Way More Housing Aid To Rich People Than Poor People

So? What else is new?

http://read.bi/JLoN7r

Toddlers and preschoolers appear to understand abstract concepts better if you have them show you their understanding rather than asking them to explain it.

http://on.wsj.com/19Arl1M

5 CIA operations that went south -- spectacularly.

http://atfp.co/JsQ1Px

Poor People Deserve Digital Privacy, Too

http://slate.me/1cqjUqZ

The Trees That Miss The Mammoths

http://bit.ly/1cLmCef

7 New Yorkers About to Lose Their Unemployment Benefits Tell Their Stories

http://nym.ag/1dRJgAf
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Social media mobilizes to help blind man keep hero dog

http://on.today.com/1fmH5pm

NSA Fallout Tests Obama Relationship With Tech Companies

http://buswk.co/1c0JfLy

Want to teach your students about structural racism? Prepare for a formal reprimand.

http://slate.me/IqzATN

When Minority Students Attend Elite Private Schools

http://bit.ly/1c9FWDt

This Chart Blows Up the Myth of the Welfare Queen

http://bit.ly/1bcW6G2

Is the sleepunder taking the party out of slumber party?

http://bit.ly/1cbiLbZ

Anxiety About Certain Things Can Be Hereditary

Every time I read that headline I hear my mother saying "craziness is hereditary. You get it from your kids". She says that all the time, of course!

http://bit.ly/1kfp0xc

33 Jaw-Droppingly Stupid Multiple-Choice Questions from the Christian Education Curriculum

http://bit.ly/1gyrEyl

Are malls becoming extinct?

http://usat.ly/1jfjBs1
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What do you know! If this keeps up, we may get a white Christmas for a change.

Removing DRM increases sales

http://news.techeye.net/business/removing-drm-increases-sales

We are very, very bad at washing our hands, says science

http://bit.ly/18OfLMw

Judge's word on NSA program won't be the last

http://abcn.ws/1bc45mV

If this judge doesn’t buy the legal basis for the NSA’s intrusive phone snooping, no one should.

http://slate.me/1fB9Pvx

Study finds evidence of domesticated Chinese cats 5,300 years ago

http://bit.ly/1hYMxTL

A brief history of African click words

http://bit.ly/19aqfvz

Autism hits Somali kids harder, University of Minnesota study finds

http://strib.mn/IZXAN7

Freedoms for Saudi university girls end at gates

http://wapo.st/1hYMTJZ

The NSA: An Inside View [blog-post]

http://bit.ly/19aquab

The Odd Rise of Anonymous Sources

http://bit.ly/19PH5dK

Paul Dini Tells Kevin Smith about Hollywood’s Fear of Girl Cooties

http://bit.ly/18KQa7r

Barbie and Elevator Guy: science and sexism

(Yes, I know it's old.)

http://bit.ly/19veuxT
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US may never know entirety of Snowden breach, officials say

http://b.globe.com/1c4oUXu

One Man's Crusade Against Fundamentalist Claptrap

http://bit.ly/18trxBb

Government Watchdog: We Have a Growing Federal Prison 'Crisis'

http://bit.ly/19Lkpv6

When Lenders Sue, Quick Cash Can Turn Into a Lifetime of Debt

http://bit.ly/1h7H7Ts

Welcome to Science

http://bit.ly/1dDgZxc
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Some NSA Officials Favor Giving Snowden Limited Amnesty For All The Wrong Reasons

http://bit.ly/1gxXlHZ

Feds joins battle on citrus disease

http://bit.ly/1b5jANq

Obama to review changes in spy policy

http://usat.ly/18JP52D

Tech giants team up in anti-snooping effort

On the one hand: good for them! On the other, I am even more uncomfortable with corporate influence in the government than I am with the NSA, and that is saying an awful lot.

http://usat.ly/19v5TaK

The Return of the Welfare Queen

http://bit.ly/19odyex

Federal judge declares Utah polygamy law unconstitutional

http://bit.ly/1bFgIKy

This Ethiopian village has gained wealth, but has bred hostility

Because they aren't Christians or Muslims, basically.

http://bit.ly/IShpWz

ECONOMIC INEQUALITY: A MATTER OF TRUST?

http://nyr.kr/18Dk0jK

IF YOU REFRAIN FROM TALKING ABOUT RACE, PEOPLE MIGHT THINK YOU’RE RACIST

As many commenters point out, not all of the "black" people on that modified Guess Who? board look unambiguously black. So there's that as well.

http://bit.ly/1k0V0oL

Surprise! Charity Buys 21 Sacred Katsinam for Hopi at Auction in Paris

http://bit.ly/IVI58J

Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code

http://bit.ly/1duyD6q

How cholera evolved to be one of the deadliest diseases in history

http://bit.ly/18IkCil

This study shows how a good metaphor can change the world

http://bit.ly/1bEyUAv

Inside the Rainbow Gulag: The Technicolor Rise and Fall of Lisa Frank

http://bit.ly/1hPDhRG

The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone

http://www.osnews.com/story/27416

A Pen That 3-D Prints Bone Right Onto Patients

http://bit.ly/JeNtEF

In Ukraine, skepticism greets new vow on E.U.

http://wapo.st/1cruH49

Kindergartener signs song for deaf mom. It's the most adorable time of the year!

http://cnn.it/1gxU7UM

Teacher accused of feeding autistic student hot sauce rehired.

Either Florida has a serious teacher shortage or they really hate disabled kids down there.

http://abcn.ws/1ctku7j
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How Viruses Take a Short Trip from London to NYC

http://bit.ly/18YbuvI

Yellowstone supervolcano 'even more colossal'

And if/when it blows, we are all gonna be screwed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25312674

Americans Still Care About Their Public Libraries

http://bit.ly/1bz0fUM

Many Catalan Nativity Scenes Feature Jesus, the Wise Men, and Someone Defecating (Really!)

http://bit.ly/Jdh0yw

NYPD cops beat up my loved ones, killed my parakeet: Staten Island mom

http://nydn.us/JdR1Yc

Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram

http://bit.ly/18A4BOw

In a "Rainbow" Universe Time May Have No Beginning

http://bit.ly/1f221lw

Monitor Lizards Found to Breathe Uni-Directionally Like Birds

http://bit.ly/1gu6QrG
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6 year old accused of sexual harassment

http://bitly.com/Jewlzp

A pair of Philadelphians bringing their style of pretzel to Brooklyn

http://bitly.com/IF3a85

Breastfeeding mom kicked out of Conn. court

http://bit.ly/1iWMedu

Mars Curiosity rover finds life-supporting chemicals

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/10/tech/mars-curiosity-rover/

200,000 people apply to live on Mars

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/10/tech/innovation/mars-one-plan/

Bernie Sanders Introduces New Health Care Legislation: Medicare For All

http://bit.ly/1gp9teg

Nearly Half of All U.S. Schoolchildren Live in Low-Income Households

http://bit.ly/1bWwVO1

An Organic Greenhouse Run by Farmers With Autism

http://bit.ly/1d58muI

Remote classroom illustrates China's education challenges

http://cnn.it/JeuWss

Big Brother spying is reaching scary levels

http://cnn.it/1e5s3b6

Storage Tips for Winter Vegetables

http://bit.ly/IPv2pk

What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario

http://n.pr/1f4jUjE

US job openings reach 5-year high, a hopeful sign

It seems to me that I've spent my adult life listening to people say "no, really, the economy is doing better now!"

http://yhoo.it/IFpluW

Girl in the Shadows: Dasani's Homeless Life

This is a long, 5-part article. I wasn't going to post it when I read it, because it is so very depressing in parts, but everybody else seems to be passing it around and I'd rather be a little depressing than very behind the times.

http://nyti.ms/1gkzlYC
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The 6 Most Terrifying Pets Humanity Has Bred Into Existence

http://bit.ly/1e2RLgh

The 5 Coolest Pets Humanity Has Bred into Existence

http://bit.ly/18yPhyG

Leak: Government spies snooped in 'Warcraft,' other games

Given the number of terrorists caught this way, I think a better way of interpreting this article would be to say that some government employees wanted to play WoW at work, and found a way to do it on the government dime.

http://cnn.it/IMDfL9

How to Create a Password That's Easy to Remember but Hard to Hack

http://slate.me/IUXEy3

And, if you want to make sure computers aren't likely to guess your password, you can use this site to check. Of course, the sufficiently paranoid might think of all potential issues here, but so long as you never identify a potential password with a potential username at a potential site, you should be safe, right?

https://telepathwords.research.microsoft.com/

Here Are The 20 Worst Passwords You Can Use

http://read.bi/1cd0JRq

Cellphone data spying: It's not just the NSA

http://usat.ly/1d3jfxo

Apple stores to host free coding workshops for kids

http://cnet.co/18wgLIg

Inside the Box

People don’t actually like creativity.

http://slate.me/IVqdMa

Restaurant workers’ wages are routinely docked when customers walk out on their tab.

http://slate.me/1dlhZ9e

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'

http://bit.ly/1dbxgJw

Articles?

Dec. 9th, 2013 12:05 am
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This Is the New, Non-QWERTY Keyboard You Will Use to Compose Your Thumb-Powered Opus

http://bit.ly/18vkId9

The Toxins That Affected Your Great-Grandparents Could Be In Your Genes

http://bit.ly/IA7V2O

One Woman Can Have Multiple Genetic Identities—Hers, Her Secret One, And All Her Kids’

http://bit.ly/1df5kER

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

http://bit.ly/IsHRGD

Inequality threatens the rich

http://cnn.it/1aMTZsg

Medieval People of Color in European Art

http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/missionstatement

The Homeschool Apostates
They were raised to carry the fundamentalist banner forward and redeem America. But now the Joshua Generation is rebelling.

http://prospect.org/article/homeschool-apostates
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Cunning Crocodiles and Alligators Use Clever Lures to Hunt Prey

http://bit.ly/195N69A

Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma's Statehouse

http://fxn.ws/IzrUyr

Superhero texts

http://textsfromsuperheroes.com/

Attorney: Transgender murder victim’s life not as valuable as higher class victims

WTF?????

http://bit.ly/1eZFZzX

The Opponents of Militant Islamism Are Often As Bigoted as Their Targets

I wouldn't link to this except the timing is perfect. I recently have been having a very tedious conversation with somebody who thinks that the most ludicrously bigoted sites are a good source of information and that the only reason I haven't been converted to the idea of "Islam is ruining the world, and all Muslims are awful" is because I'm too PC. Not, you, know, because all these people start off with " everybody knows Islam is ruining the world, they just don't say so because of political correctness!!!!" It doesn't exactly inspire faith in their credibility.

http://thebea.st/1klR7bo

The Incredible, Edible Bus Stop

http://bit.ly/1kpENqG

Federal Flood Maps Left New York Unprepared for Sandy, and FEMA Knew It

http://bit.ly/IJ8M0u

Why Life Does Not Really Exist

http://bit.ly/1d4MHDr

Orphaned Chimpanzees Play Rougher Than Their Mother-Reared Counterparts

http://bit.ly/1dYR33O
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Take a seat on the ergonomically correct toilet of THE FUTURE.

http://bit.ly/1bIfhxm

Odon childbirth device: Car mechanic uncorks a revolution

Aka: This one, weird party trick will help you give birth using tools from the grocery store!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25137800

Why Republicans can't get the black and/or female vote

http://bit.ly/18Inkdm

'Determination' can be induced by electrical brain stimulation

http://bit.ly/1gbLrmZ

Children’s Books Gaining Popularity Among Grown-Ups

http://on.wsj.com/1bmKO6t

Do Cats Control My Mind?

http://bit.ly/1eTfkol

LOL! Captain Picard singing Let It Snow - uh, Make It So. Seriously, you want to watch this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiSn2JuDQSc

Sounds are sound among dyslexics, but access may lag, study finds

http://lat.ms/1d4OnwA

Want your kids to learn more words? Use your hands, study says

http://lat.ms/1dUwTru

A healthy diet really does cost more

http://fxn.ws/1cq4XZj

Cricket burgers a surprise hit in NYC

http://bit.ly/1kj2Ebn

Americans Drink More Soda Than Anyone Else

Except for those of us who call it "pop" or "coke", I guess.

http://slate.me/1ceJhMs

A viral essay shows that we’re confused about the difference between “downwardly mobile” and “impoverished.”

http://slate.me/1cdeoYC

'Jumbled up' tongue twister is named most difficult

I'll say! It's painful to even read that combination of words silently.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25229470

Headlines from a Mathematically Literate World

http://bit.ly/1gDdZmS

Reprogrammed bacterium speaks new language of life

http://bit.ly/1dUvPUz

NSA Opponents Want To Cut Off Utah Facility From Water Supply
A group of activists plan to try and stop the agency's massive data center in Utah by cutting off its water supply

http://ti.me/1dQ4Qti

NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show

And my sister wonders why I go around without the leash!

http://wapo.st/IIaYWp

NSA Can Map Your Movements, Determine Your Fellow Travelers With Cell Data

Top intelligence community lawyer says people outside the U.S. are the only ones who need to worry

(And they're so credible, right?)

http://bit.ly/18IcKDh
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The selfish gene is one of the most successful science metaphors ever invented. Unfortunately, it’s wrong

http://bit.ly/1gAj537

Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality

http://bit.ly/1aPFsfj

An eagle stole a video camera and made a cinematic masterpiece

http://grist.org/?p=210883

Despite two decades of high-profile shootings, school increasingly has become a safer place.

http://usat.ly/1coSTWb

NASA hopes to put garden on the moon.

http://abcn.ws/1k6cOMm

Found! First known predator to lure prey by mimicking flowers

http://fxn.ws/1ePt300

Pythons' extreme eating abilities evolved quickly, genome shows

http://nbcnews.to/1jgG9pP

Koalas bellow with unique voice organ

http://bbc.in/18ykt6R

Messy Children Make Better Learners: Toddlers Learn Words for Nonsolids Better When Getting Messy in a Highchair

http://bit.ly/1bazJ7w
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The last direct-current power lines are being dismantled just as DC distribution seems headed for a comeback

http://bit.ly/PWrwLV

Our Memories Are Geo-Tagged

http://bit.ly/18hHjK3

The US Cities Where The Fewest Commuters Get To Work By Car

http://bit.ly/193qINa

Kiribati: Climate Change Destroys Island Nation

http://buswk.co/1jr9ECJ

The amazing Siberian ice orchestra playing on the world's deepest lake

http://bit.ly/UHTN9x

Honor and deception

A secretive Air Force program recruits academy students to inform on fellow cadets and disavows them afterward

http://bit.ly/1cTxqoy

All those Amazon drones: Will they block the sun?

How realistic is it that millions of drones will be flying around delivering our toasters? Or, is this just a fine Cyber Monday ad?

http://cnet.co/1dLX0kz

Oklahoma adopts California-style quake precautions

http://bit.ly/1bF9gkZ

Dolphins are trying to tell us something

http://bit.ly/18wXDfC

Squid Rocket Science

http://deepseanews.com/2013/12/squid-rocket-science/

Fearful Memories Passed Down to Mouse Descendants

Genetic imprint from traumatic experiences carries through at least two generations

http://bit.ly/1eNlgzG and http://bit.ly/1cfSck0

That Armpit Odor Says a Lot About Who You Are

http://bit.ly/1jcP5wu

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Obamacare by Christian university (+video)

http://bit.ly/IBONAU

This brightly colored thread is made out of snail poop

http://grist.org/?p=210726
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China Launches Moon Rover Mission

http://nyti.ms/1eDASVX


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Wage Strikes Planned at Fast-Food Outlets

http://nyti.ms/1eECNcP


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Older Workers Are Increasingly Entering Fast-Food Industry

http://nyti.ms/1bZuVPW


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Bad Eating Habits Start in the Womb

http://nyti.ms/1eEWml3


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Where Factory Apprenticeship Is Latest Model From Germany

http://nyti.ms/1eJLrHB


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In Subways, Suddenly, 2 Glimpses of History

http://nyti.ms/1c1f8zY


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Why are we more scared of raw egg than reheated rice?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25154046
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New research showing possible causes of stroke after heart procedures

http://strib.mn/1jyzeps

Our Very Normal Solar System Isn't Normal Anymore

http://n.pr/11fhGLW

The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was A Psychopath

http://bit.ly/1emBeRk

Good Benefits Don’t Make Unemployed People Happy About Being Unemployed

http://bit.ly/IkYALp

In Miami Gardens, store video catches cops in the act

http://hrld.us/1c8Jbaz

Big-Bucks Bacteria

Is there money to be found inside the human gut?

http://slate.me/1aHY3d2

NSA slapped malware on 50,000+ networks, says report

http://cnet.co/1drlnUs

Shaken NSA Grapples With an Overhaul
Agency's Director Offered to Resign Last Summer in Wake of Snowden Leaks

http://on.wsj.com/IcyJpC

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

http://read.bi/17SlTZd

One Woman's Dangerous War Against the Most Hated Man on the Internet

http://bit.ly/1jtcnLU
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G.O.P. Maps Out Waves of Attacks Over Health Law

http://nyti.ms/18pwauj


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In Landmark Vote, Senate Limits Use of the Filibuster

http://nyti.ms/17Qt6DH


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Typhoon Revives Debate on U.S. Food Aid Methods

http://nyti.ms/18TkwUZ


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In Manhattan Alleys, Dogs on Rat Hunts Find Bags of Fun

http://nyti.ms/18U6dj3


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Gynecologists Run Afoul of Panel When Patient Is Male

http://nyti.ms/1aER5Kp


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Urbanites Flee China’s Smog for Blue Skies

http://nyti.ms/19PC57Y


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Can Organisms Evolve The Ability To Evolve?

http://bit.ly/17GG8sF

The Hyper-Efficient, Highly Scientific Scheme to Help the World’s Poor

http://wrd.cm/1bmdgRX

When We Lose Antibiotics, Here’s Everything Else We’ll Lose Too

http://wrd.cm/1bQPUI5

How Traffic Jams Decentralize Cities

http://bit.ly/1atqpfB

Why Monkeys and Apes Have Colorful Faces

http://bit.ly/19HjDhz

Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds

http://n.pr/182E1jf
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http://bit.ly/1bR1bId

I thought we already knew that! Didn't we already know that? I'm pretty sure I already knew that, at least.
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Well, now that that's out of the way, I seem to have accumulated a metric ton of links recently! You may have noticed that.

The Smarter You Are, The Stupider You Are

Skim the article, then dive into the comments, that's what I did.

http://n.pr/19XKVDO

Eating indigenously changes diets and lives of Native Americans

http://alj.am/165Qcsf

A Passivhaus looks like any other home, but it's not, thanks to a box of tricks in the loft that's helping residents' health and wealth

http://bit.ly/18KJGEc

Why Aren't My Kids Hyper After Binging On Sugar?

As some commenters noted, it is possible that ALL the children were hyper due to the presence of artificial sweeteners in the "control" group, which is why scientists didn't note a difference. But then, I for one would much rather have tons of sugar in the diet than even a little artificial sweetener. Why parents erroneously *did* probably does have more to do with expectations.

http://bit.ly/QS57f5

Body Policing Police - love it!

http://www.robot-hugs.com/body-policing-police/

NSA Eavesdropping on Google and Yahoo Networks

http://bit.ly/19f2AaF

Trick or treat for science: Kids become test subjects

http://lat.ms/1aWujKk

All done!
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http://nyti.ms/HtwLAP

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Dancing With the Cars

http://nyti.ms/16sWl1V

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I didn't realize conductors had to point at the sign! Guess I never paid attention. Cute video, though.

http://newyorkers.livejournal.com/6220078.html
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A War on the Poor

http://nyti.ms/1aMKr4u

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9/11 Suspects Can’t Mention being Tortured during Trial Testimony because Their Torture is Classified

http://bit.ly/16GQHWK

'Our members are panicking': Families brace as billions in food stamp cuts kick in (comments are, of course, racist, classist, and generally ist-ist as fuck.)

http://nbcnews.to/16RwT8A

THOSE PEOPLE

http://www.scarymommy.com/those-people/

Cash is better than cans at food banks

http://bit.ly/tUIP9l

http://momofftrack.com/2011/12/4340/

SHOULD YOU DONATE KRAFT DINNER TO THE FOOD BANK?

http://bit.ly/17DDy4F
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Fresh cuts in the Food Stamp program will make life worse for New York's hungry

http://nydn.us/1bt99ox

The Lasting Impacts of Poverty on the Brain

http://bit.ly/19MJXdz

Poverty can make you stupid, UBC study claims

http://bit.ly/1fmvJQL

What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People?

http://n.pr/1a4Evzm

Bad Decisions Don’t Make You Poor. Being Poor Makes for Bad Decisions.

http://slate.me/139W3LI

The 5 Stupidest Habits You Develop Growing Up Poor

http://bit.ly/xXH26r

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Poor

http://bit.ly/kbZzVY
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NYC agencies, utilities have strengthened systems post-Sandy, say officials

http://bit.ly/16fu66A

New York's Looming Food Disaster

http://bit.ly/17ElG65

As Sandy smashed us, bravery and dedication saved Staten Island Ferries

http://bit.ly/YHxLal

Could New York Subways Survive Another Hurricane?

http://nyti.ms/HfYxA5

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A new study finds more eye contact makes people less likely to agree with a persuasive argument, especially if they're already skeptical.

http://tinyurl.com/qbbablu
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Apparently, people hate Obamacare, but love the Affordable Care Act.

http://tinyurl.com/olrtrny

American healthcare was already socialized by Reagan, we’re just fighting about how to pay for it

http://tinyurl.com/olsjgtf

Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law

http://tinyurl.com/ohrdo87

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Children aren’t born smart. They’re made smart by conversation.

http://tinyurl.com/me5egqn

TV producers think boys won’t watch girl heroines. Turns out that’s not true.

http://tinyurl.com/oxau8wg
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Children and Guns: The Hidden Toll

http://tinyurl.com/n7ktu29

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Guns at School? If There’s a Will, There Are Ways

http://tinyurl.com/nc9g7ba

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The humble organ may help us recover from serious infections

http://tinyurl.com/pvk4nb6

The Slowest Generation

Younger Athletes Are Racing With Less Concern About Time

You have got to read the comments. Apparently, the decline of western civilization and the end of the world is caused solely by the fact that some people prefer to compete against themselves instead of others.

http://tinyurl.com/oyudwaa

Some WWII comics from Dr. Seuss:

http://tinyurl.com/n44zx43

And an older one that put an even more sinister view on the Texas textbook wars. I had no idea that was even possible!

http://tinyurl.com/yehttma
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You get this nifty link from somebody (thank you, Siderea) and then in the sidebar of the first article are a dozen more to read. I'm just going to spread the love a little....

Bring Back Postal Banking (and incidentally, what they've done to the USPS sucks)

http://tinyurl.com/olwtgnv

Joe Henrich and his colleagues are shaking the foundations of psychology and economics—and hoping to change the way social scientists think about human behavior and culture.

http://tinyurl.com/b9yuhcb

Your DNA is not a blueprint. Day by day, week by week, your genes are in a conversation with your surroundings. Your neighbors, your family, your feelings of loneliness: They don’t just get under your skin, they get into the control rooms of your cells. Inside the new social science of genetics.

http://tinyurl.com/mzy7voh

The Lewis Model Explains Every Culture In The World

http://tinyurl.com/od32644

Schools in the US are actually not hotbeds of murder and mayhem. Well, duh.

http://tinyurl.com/cms62p4

'Molecular Prosthetics' May Give New Hope for Incurable Diseases
Researchers say some molecules could be used to treat diseases caused by missing or deficient proteins

http://tinyurl.com/o9l4d3e

Molecular prosthetics? All this stuff about epigenetics? We are living in the future, guys, and to tell you the truth, I'm not always certain I like it!
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They can't all be a barrel of (sadly predictable) laughs.

Mouse Skin Cells Transformed Into Viable Eggs, Sperm And Babies

http://bit.ly/14XfvHX

Even little kids have a wage gap

http://bit.ly/17PvmdB

SINISTER MINDS: ARE LEFT-HANDED PEOPLE SMARTER?

http://nyr.kr/15ewMk7

Are We Causing Animals to Grow Bigger Brains?

http://bit.ly/152G5iQ

Surprise: NSA Agents Use All-Seeing Power to Spy on Their Crushes

http://bit.ly/17bVD73
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Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance

http://nyti.ms/19wv26D


Read more... )

Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty on Warming

http://nyti.ms/14PZcNh


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At the Printer, Living Tissue

http://nyti.ms/16mKf92


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Deaf Student, Denied Interpreter by Medical School, Draws Focus of Advocates

http://nyti.ms/163iBug


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Gays in Russia Find No Haven, Despite Support From the West

http://nyti.ms/1cGgXaH


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Hurricane Sandy Crept Up on a Boy Who Couldn’t Swim. Guess What He Did.

http://nyti.ms/17CeJSx


Read more... )
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Police Take On Family Violence to Avert Deaths

The comments are pretty overwhelmingly positive about this.

http://nyti.ms/165z3OC


Read more... )

Several comments mentioned the following article in The New Yorker as well.

http://nyr.kr/1877Gnp


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U.S. Prison Populations Decline, Reflecting New Approach to Crime

http://nyti.ms/16g5Jmu

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http://nyti.ms/13VsIEC

Interesting fact: our pillows contain the same sort of microbes as our toilet seats. Usually I tell people that your phone is dirtier than any toilet seat, but I think I'll start using "pillow" instead. If it deters hoverers, so much the better!

Read more... )

Next to You on the Subway

http://nyti.ms/10YnFOd

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Afraid of Your Child's Math Textbook? You Should Be.

http://bit.ly/yoy4t5

When an Army of Artists Fooled Hitler
A new documentary shares the story of the 23rd unit’s daring work

http://bit.ly/1a1C3um

3-D printing of airway tube helps save U.S. baby

http://bit.ly/Z3yKkB
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A Haven for the Deaf Draws Federal Scrutiny Over Potential Discrimination

http://nyti.ms/10mcy0Z

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No Rich Child Left Behind

http://nyti.ms/184oVX2

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http://bit.ly/18eAk46

Well, going to Mars would be pretty great... but not if you have to be on TV, I think.

On the other hand, unlike the cast of Survivor et al., you'd be remembered for posterity, really remembered. Depending on your perspective that actually might be the same hand.
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How a team of sneaky librarians duped Al Qaeda

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112898
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At New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amy Herman schools police in the fine art of deductive observation

http://bit.ly/s0gj1

The Paris Time Capsule Apartment

http://bit.ly/K5t5hE
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Young Opponents of Gay Marriage Undaunted by Battle Ahead

http://nyti.ms/13cbRzs


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Pediatrics Group Backs Gay Marriage, Saying It Helps Children

http://nyti.ms/161DoBm


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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Are-Babies-Born-Good-183837741.html

Will I be able to close down these month old tags without panicking? These questions, and more, answered soon!
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http://bit.ly/VmKwDt

This family lived alone on the taiga for decades, 150 miles from the nearest settlement which, being in Siberia was probably pretty marginal to begin with.
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On Decimated Shore, a Second Life for Christmas Trees

http://nyti.ms/UjHbs

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Focus on Mental Health Laws to Curb Violence Is Unfair, Some Say

http://nyti.ms/YmMdl9

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Mutations Found in Melanomas May Shed Light on How Cancers Grow

http://nyti.ms/WpggGz

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Prison Population Can Shrink When Police Crowd Streets

http://nyti.ms/V6ftvL

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And the effects of lingering child pornography of her has on her recovery. It doesn't sound like it is at all helpful that every time another perv is caught with her pictures on his hard drive, she is informed. But there it is.

Obviously, this has the potential to be very triggering, so read with caution.

http://nyti.ms/Ul1jYh

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