August 2013 Archive

Protests worldwide against military intervention in Syria

8/31 (Syria Millennium) – Hundreds of people have demonstrated …to express their rejection of any potential military intervention in Syria.

Sixth U.S. ship now in eastern Mediterranean

8/31 (Reuters) – A sixth U.S. warship is now operating in the eastern Mediterranean, near five U.S. destroyers armed with cruise missiles.

Russia sharply steps up criticism of U.S. over Syria

8/31 (WaPo) – Russia dramatically escalated its denunciations of American threats to attack Syrian military targets.

Creative Destruction—The Best Game in Town

8/31 (Ind. Inst.) – …Joseph A. Schumpeter described the dynamics of a market economy as a process of “creative destruction.”

Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Exist

8/31 (Slate) – Physics says you’re an impurity in an otherwise beautiful universe.

Dark Patterns: inside the interfaces designed to trick you

8/31 (Verge) – These carefully crafted elements are built to misdirect and confuse,

Convict Cultivation: Growing Organic Behind Bars

8/31 (modern farmer) – For thirty-two cents, you can get a Honey Bun from the commissary at Woodbourne Correctional Facility.

British man turns the tables on telemarketers by charging them to call him

8/31 (Yahoo) – These days, Lee Beaumont is perfectly happy to get a call from a telemarketer.

A Cooler Pacific May Be Behind Recent Pause In Global Warming

8/31 (NPR) – A study in the journal Nature could help explain why the Earth’s average temperature hasn’t increased during the past 15 years.

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

8/31 (Atlantic) – The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition.

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