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Snooty Elite

Jason Cowley, editor of the left wing New Statesman magazine, created something of a political 'shitstorm' the other week in publishing a less than flattering portrayal of Ed Miliband, as the leader of a badly out-of-touch Labour Party. Show More Summary

Things You Read On Facebook At Two O'Clock In The Morning

I can't find a link that isn't friends-only protected, but apparently Fantagraphics sent a box of kids-friendly material to the Ferguson, Missouri library. That's a nice thing to do and I hope other publishers might follow suit if that's something the library is looking to have done for them.

Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?

Originally published on When it comes to ownership, there are few better structures for keeping a community’s wealth local than a cooperative. So why is it that America’s rural electric cooperatives are tethered to dirty, old...Show More Summary

Twitter Shuts Down Charles Johnson’s Twitter Account After Report on Louis Head

The New York Times was allowed to publish the address of a police officer in a murder trial. But tonight journalist Charles Johnson had his Twitter account suspended after he tweeted about Michael Brown’s step-dad Louis Head. Yesterday Louis Head … Continue reading ?

Open Warfare on Police

The New York Times went and published Officer Darren Wilson's new home address and the usual suspects are already planning to invade the neighborhood and march. God only knows what other lowlifes who have openly posted bounties on Officer Wilson are going to do with the information.This is insane. Show More Summary

Sepp Blatter urged to publish full Michael Garcia report

6 hours agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

Sepp Blatter urged to publish full Michael Garcia report - originally posted on The British government has asked FIFA president Sepp Blatter to publicly reveal the details of Michael Garcia’s report, that led to the controversy surrounding the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cup bidding process. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Wall Street's scams, food pantries at the brink, sharing economy

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Wall Street’s Taxpayer Scam: How Local Governments Get Fleeced — and So Do You...Show More Summary

U.S. Drone Strike Math – 41 Terrorists Targeted, 1,147 People Killed

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, While I haven’t covered the topic of drones very much as of late, it was a core topic at Liberty Blitzkrieg several years ago. The most recent, relevant piece I published on it was during the summer of 2013 and titled: The Truth About Drones. Show More Summary

How vultures evolved to live on rotting, feces-covered meat (and what we can learn from them)

6 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Have you thanked a vulture today? It turns out that they're getting rid of an awful lot of dangerous bacteria for us. According to new research published Tuesday in Nature Communications, the vulture has a gut designed to kill off the bacteria that thrive on the carrion they crave. Show More Summary

2014 Holiday Gift Books, 3 of 4

This year I'm presenting a selection of 40 holiday gift books from the same number of publishers, presented alphabetically in chunks of 10. Some none-too-serious recommendations of who might like the titles are indicated. See the others here.Click covers ? to visit Amazon - or click titles ? to visit publishers' websites. Show More Summary

App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Pro Midi on iPad, Worms 3 on Android and Take It Modify It Publish It on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Rare first William Shakespeare edition found in ancient French port town library

7 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, the first-ever compilation of the Bard's plays published in 1623, has been discovered in the library of an ancient port town in northern France. One of the world's most valuable and coveted...Show More Summary

History of the World in 1,000 Objects? The Penn Museum's international collections help tell the story of humankind

7 hours agoArts : Artdaily

When Publisher DK, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, decided to create a book that offers a unique look at world history through the visual presentation of human-made artifacts, they contacted the Penn Museum in Philadelphia...Show More Summary

This ‘sexy’ PS4 commercial is actually so offensive that Sony had to pull it

Sony has published a new PlayStation 4 ad on its European PlayStation channel, but pulled it rather fast (technically, the ad is listed as private) after realizing the commercial can be perceived as quite offensive to a certain group of gamers. Show More Summary

How A Fake Video Game Screenshot Is Made

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Consumers are smarter today than they used to be, but that hasn't stopped video game publishers from releasing what have become known as "bullshots ", doctored images that are meant to show what a video game looks like, but end up being so modified and fancified they're often nothing of the sort. Read more...

Harper’s Publisher Accuses New York Times of Marginalizing the Left to Promote Hillary Clinton

Harper’s Magazine President and Publisher John R, MacArthur accused The New York Times of trying to marginalize the left by promoting the inevitability of Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president in 2016: A typical media ‘analysis’ was provided by The New York Times, which almost immediately started promoting the inevitability of Hillary Clinton’s nomination as the […]

Endangered hammerhead shark found migrating into unprotected waters

The precise movements of a young hammerhead shark have been tracked for the first time and are published in the open access journal Animal Biotelemetry. The study, which ran over a 10-month period, reveals important gaps in current efforts to protect these endangered sharks and suggests key locations that should be protected to help the survival of the species. read more

Female color perception affects evolution of male plumage in birds

The expression of a gene involved in female birds' color vision is linked to the evolution of colorful plumage in males, reports a new study from the University of Chicago. The findings, published Nov. 26 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, confirm the essential role of female color perception in mate selection and sexual dimorphism. read more

Sweet-smelling breath to help diabetes diagnosis in children

The potential to quickly diagnose children with type 1 diabetes before the onset of serious illness could be achieved using a simple, non-invasive breath test, according to new research published today. In one of the most comprehensive...Show More Summary

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