From the Archives: 9/28/2012 Edition

Reinventing Ethics

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/reinventing-ethics/

 

The supercomputer that makes the universe

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/09/meet-mira-the-supercomputer-that-makes-universes/262639/

 

Are we ready for freedom from toil (I sure am!)

http://www.aeonmagazine.com/living-together/john-quiggin-keynesian-utopiav1/

 

An oral history of Cheers

http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201210/cheers-oral-history-extended?printable=true

 

The complicated history of simple scientific facts

http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/09/the-complicated-truth-behind-scientific-findings/

 

The digital fabrication revolution

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138154/neil-gershenfeld/how-to-make-almost-anything?page=show

 

The end of Danish Kroner Libor

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/09/its-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-danish-kroner-libor/

and

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/28/business/the-myth-of-fixing-the-libor-high-low-finance.html?_r=1&ref=business&pagewanted=all

 

How might Israel strike Iran?

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/27/the_entebbe_option?page=full

From the Archives: 9/27/2012 Edition

Inside Draghi’s Euro Rescue Plan

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/25/us-ecb-draghi-plan-idUSBRE88O09A20120925

 

Controlling Brains with the flick of a switch

http://discovermagazine.com/2012/sep/25-controlling-brains-with-flick-of-light-switch/article_print

 

Ex-Amazon Genius joins battle for the future of networking

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/09/midokura/all/

 

How fantasy football is destroying our perceptions of NFL athletes (Klosterman)

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8424339/fantasy-football-destroying-our-perceptions-nfl-athletes

 

The Case Against Patents

http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/2012/2012-035.pdf

Summary

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/09/the-case-for-abolishing-patents-yes-all-of-them/262913/

 

Trapped in total cinema

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/sep/26/trapped-total-cinema/

 

The Britishization of American English

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19670686

 

Social Media Tops the College Bar Scene            

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/fashion/for-college-students-social-media-tops-the-bar-scene.html?pagewanted=all

From the Archives: 9/26/2012 Edition

CNET takes a look at where your iPhone comes from:

Life inside Foxconn

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57515968-37/riots-suicides-and-other-issues-in-foxconns-iphone-factories/

and The Mines where iPhones are born

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57520121-37/digging-for-rare-earths-the-mines-where-iphones-are-born/

 

Six Flags over Lebanon

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/on-the-road/2012/09/freston-hezbollahland-lebanon-tourist-landmark

 

It’s time to break up the Euro

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/09/25/euro-break-up/

 

Broker fined for helping robots rip off robots

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/09/broker-fined-for-helping-some-robots-rip-off-other-robots/

and

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/business/beyond-wall-st-curbs-on-high-speed-trading-advance.html?pagewanted=all

 

A conversation with Randall Munroe, creator of XKCD

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/09/a-conversation-with-randall-munroe-the-creator-of-xkcd/262851/

 

The UN: Providing a real time example of how not to lead the world

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/26/how_not_to_lead_the_world?page=full

 

How a group of farmers came to believe their relatives were rising from the grave

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Great-New-England-Vampire-Panic-169791986.html?c=y&story=fullstory

 

The Brilliant redesign of the soda can tab

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/design/2012/09/
can_tabs_how_aluminum_pop_tabs_were_redesigned_to_make_drinking_soda_safer
_and_the_world_a_cleaner_place_.single.html

From the Archives: 9/25/2012 Edition

Gerrymandering

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/10/the-league-of/309084/?single_page=true

 

Facebook’s plan to find the next billion users

http://qz.com/5180/facebooks-plan-to-find-its-next-billion-users-convince-them-the-internet-and-facebook-are-the-same/

 

NFL Ref Lockout

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8422905/the-nfl-needs-end-referee-lockout-immediately

 

High Oil Prices will permanently cap economic growth

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-23/how-high-oil-prices-will-permanently-cap-economic-growth.html

 

Building 30 stories in 15 days

http://www.wired.com/design/2012/09/broad-sustainable-building-instant-skyscraper/all/

 

Presidents can’t resist meddling with NASA

http://arstechnica.com/staff/2012/09/presidents-and-would-be-presidents-cant-resist-meddling-with-nasa/

 

Brain cells that compute value

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Marketplace-in-Your-Brain/134524/

 

Iran is just waiting for an attack from Israel

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/25/how_to_save_the_regime_in_Tehran?page=full

From the Archives: 9/24/2012 Edition

Happy Birthday to my sister Katie!!!!!

 

The danger behind teacher metrics

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/09/23/what-education-reformers-did-with-student-surveys/

 

A profile of J.K Rowling before her new book is published

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/01/121001fa_fact_parker?currentPage=all

 

The Radical Right Wing Roots of OWS

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/20/the-radical-right-wing-roots-of-occupy-wall-street/

 

The Environmental Impact of Server Farms
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/technology/data-centers-waste-vast-amounts-of-energy-belying-industry-image.html?pagewanted=all

 

What’s the difference between a Spook and a Spec. Op?

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/20/shadow_wars?page=full

 

Charlie Pierce takes it to the NFL Refs

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8419514/replacement-refs-ravens-patriots-game

 

The Turbulent future of Chinese Manufacturing

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/09/behind-the-foxconn-riot-the-turbulent-future-of-chinese-manufacturing/262775/

 

Everyone gets to go to, or at least learn from, Stanford

http://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/magazine/article/?article_id=55991

From the Archives: 9/21/2012 Edition

How Finance Capital leads to Debt Servitude (I’m not sure I believe all this, but it’s nice to see it so well-articulated)

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/09/michael-hudson-on-how-finance-capital-leads-to-debt-servitude.html

 

America’s  aging demographic issue

http://discovermagazine.com/2012/oct/20-the-gray-tsunami/article_print

 

How Google’s algorithm won over the news industry

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/09/google-news-at-10-how-the-algorithm-won-over-the-news-industry/262641/#.UFwx6rwO9yE.twitter

 

Rethinking Robert Rubin

http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/72658-rethinking-robert-rubin

 

People can be tricked into reversing their opinions on morality

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=people-can-be-tricked-into-reversing-their-opinions-on-morality

 

Kickstarter

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/09/21/kickstarter-matures/

 

How Africa’s most threatening terrorist group lost control on Somalia

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/09/how-africas-most-threatening-terrorist-group-lost-control-of-somalia/262655/

 

23 reasons why a profile of Pete Carroll does not appear in this article (circa 2007)

http://www.lamag.com/features/Story.aspx?ID=1522939

From the Archives: 9/20/2012 Edition

The Next Panic

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/10/the-next-panic/309081/?single_page=true

And

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/9554131/Japan-launches-QE8-as-20-year-slump-drags-on.html

 

The Birth of Bond

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2012/10/fifty-years-of-james-bond

 

Where is Cuba Going?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/magazine/where-is-cuba-going.html?_r=1&ref=magazine&pagewanted=all

 

Half of Morgan Stanley didn’t do as well on the Facebook IPO as the other half

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/09/half-of-morgan-stanley-didnt-do-as-well-on-facebook-as-the-other-half/

 

Should we label GMO food?

http://ageconomist.blogspot.com/2012/06/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none.html

 

Trillion Gallon Loophole

http://www.propublica.org/article/trillion-gallon-loophole-lax-rules-for-drillers-that-inject-pollutants

 

Custom Chips for Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/09/intel-amd-custom-chips/all/

And the Replicator 2 might be the first 3D printer you own

http://www.wired.com/design/2012/09/how-makerbots-replicator2-will-launch-era-of-desktop-manufacturing/all/

 

Can dolphins speak to us

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/nature/Talk-To-Me-20120731.html?page=all