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Iconic Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza May Give Way to Gantry

San Francisco Examiner reports, “Drivers are crashing into the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza more than ever before” in an article about the bridge district’s consideration of a plan to replace the toll plaza structure with a gantry that will support its upgraded electronic tolling hardware. Show More Summary

Monday morning feel good stories

Jamal Randolf forced his way into a home in Sioux City, Iowa. He assaulted one of the residents there. Another resident stabbed Randolf who was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening wound. In Tampa, Florida, two home invasion suspects, Leanys Rodriquez, 27, and Carlos Anthony Rodriguez, 28, were injured by gunfire from a resident […]

Apollo Takes Rackspace Private

I left early to take my eldest daughter to her first year in college, so of course by Murphy's Law there was an acquisition 5 minutes later!  The rumor that Apollo Global Management was looking to buy out Rackspace turned out to be completely true.  ... [visit site to read more]

MTV VMA 2016 - A Full List Of Winners

At last night's 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce stole the show with a "Lemonade" inspired performance, Drake all but proposed to rumored girlfriend Rihanna and Britney Spears hit the stage with a performance that proved the creative distance between her and Ms. B. Here is a full list of...

Horace Mann, Common Schools and the Myth of Educating for Democracy

By Timothy Scott Common Schools were established to be an autocratic apparatus that could pacify and instill loyalty in the industrial empire’s “citizen subjects” by disciplining their minds to control their bodies. As a compulsory mass...Show More Summary

Swallowable Battery to Power Ingestible Devices

At the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia this week, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have reported on a battery they developed that can be swallowed and later degraded safely by the GI system. Show More Summary

New Microscopy Technique Identifies and Quantifies Bacterial Infections in Minutes

A European scientific collaboration headed by scientists at ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain, has produced a small microscope that can help to quickly identify bacterial pathogens and presence of certain biomarker proteins. Show More Summary

New Zealand poultry industry initiated by Captain Cook

New Zealand’s first domestic chickens were likely set loose by Captain James Cook and his crew on their second voyage to the islands, according to recently published research.

The World’s Largest Purchaser Wants Its Suppliers to Disclose, Reduce GHG Emissions

The GSA says it plans to require large- and medium-sized contractors on its Alliant2 government-wide IT contract list to inventory and publicly disclose their GHG emissions annually, and set targets for reducing those emissions.

We are nurses: Stop the bullying in health care

The surgeon is doing a tonsillectomy on a 4-year-old boy. Dr. Jones drops an instrument on the floor of the OR. The instrument is now contaminated and has to be sterilized by a special machine called an autoclave. This was a small hospital, so they did not have a large inventory of duplicate surgical instruments. […]

Dissecting dystopia

This unusual election season has many writers falling back on philosophers and philosophy to describe what’s happening. Two words thrown around a lot are “dystopia” and “existential.” Let’s muse about those. “Dystopia,” the Merriam-Webster...Show More Summary

Navy Faces 'New Normal' in Persian Gulf: More Iran Provocations

U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf can expect increased harassment by Iranian vessels ahead of next year's Iranian election.

ITV’s ‘Victoria’ Royal In ‘Downton’ Slot Debut As ‘Poldark’ Showdown Looms

Victoria, the Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece co-production for ITV and PBS made its debut on Sunday night in the UK. The Jenna Coleman-starrer ascended the throne with 5.7M viewers and a 30 share in the 9PM slot. That was strong enough to see Victoria win the hour against BBC One comedies Are You Being Served? and Porridge. Show More Summary

J.D. Vance on payday lending

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

J.D. Vance’s bestselling memoir Hillbilly Elegy, which I read last week and recommend (reviews: Aaron Renn, City Journal; Robert Pondiscio, U.S. News) is not as political a book as the early reviewers made it sound, and Vance takes an unsentimental view of the unlikeliness of political solutions to cure the cultural ills of families and […] J.D. Show More Summary

Leaked EU Copyright Proposal A Complete Mess: Want To Tax Google To Prop Up Failing Publishers

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Well, here we go again with the bad EU copyright proposals. Just a few days ago, Mozilla actually launched a petition to call on the EU to update its copyright laws for the 21st century, to make it "so we can tinker, create, share, and...Show More Summary

Exposé About Detroit Medical Center, Dirty Surgical Instruments, Dysfunction, and… Lean?

A number of you emailed me about this report in the Detroit News. I grew up in Detroit and my first job was as a carrier for the News. Loved ones have received care from the Detroit Medical Center system… not that it’s good to read about problems like this at any hospital: “Dirty, missing […]

Top 5 articles on heat stress prevention

In many parts of the world, summer is in full swing. Although humans may enjoy the high temperatures, livestock (especially cows) can suffer from heat stress, hence losing production and performance. We have listed the top 5 articles from All About Feed on this topic.

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