New Scientist (Robert M)
Spreadcasts. Will C:
We let one of our hives raise a new honey bee queen. Later, when I opened up the hive, I saw she’d been very busy laying eggs.
The circled cell has not one but two eggs. This is pretty normal for a new queen. Call it excitement or maybe just nerves. Workers will eat the supernumerary eggs so that there’s no “bee twins”.
The bonus feature of the photo is the two workers in the upper left trading food, aka trophallaxis.
) Alternet :-(
Patch (Chuck L). Not clear if it backs amount the amount of meat that would not be used for human consumption that winds up in pet food, or that beef is far more costly in environmental terms than chicken. Not disputing that pets have a cost, the question is how the study made its estimate.
Climbing Magazine (Bill C)
Minnesota Public Radio News (Chuck L)
Portside (Sid S)
Baum & Hedlund Law (Chuck L). From “Monsanto Secret Documents” in the .
Boing Boing (resilc)
Bloomberg (Chuck L):
“The joke in the field is that the male contraceptive has been five years away for the last 40 years,” says John Amory, a research physician at the University of Washington School of Medicine who has been working on the challenge for two decades.
Reuters (Chuck L)
Financial Times (Richard Smith). strikes again. And while what the author presents is sufficient to make the case, there’s another set of failings he is too polite to admit to: the Foreign Office is woefully undermanned, having been hollowed out over decades. Individually competent officials can’t make up for far too few seasoned hands on deck to manage a massively complex set of tasks.
New Cold War
Go look at the replies to this tweet to see how much support there is for free speech in America. As Lambert has said, this is not the behavior of a confident elite.
The reports on evidence that Russia is trying to get the U.S. National Security Advisor fired.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur)
Fabius Maximus. Resilc: “The BEST generals have not won since Truman.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Wall Street Journal. Drones presented as a consumer benefit, natch. Glad I live in an apartment building with super tight security (the permanent residence of the Egyptian ambassador is two floors above mine, and they’ve had that entire floor for fifty years).
London Review of Books. On Faceborg.
Atlantic. Lambert ran this in Water Cooler, but worth highlighting.
Telegraph. That was fast.
Der Spiegel (resilc)
Boing Boing (resilc)
Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly)
The Hill (resilc). So we can all look forward to Nancy Pelosi as President, since this won’t happen with the GOP in charge of the House.
Rolling Stone (resilc)
Virginia Pilot (resilc)
Wall Street Journal (UserFriendly). Key paragraph:
Because based on what we already know, the Awan story is—at the very least—a tale of massive government incompetence that seemingly allowed a family of accused swindlers to bilk federal taxpayers out of millions and even put national secrets at risk. In a more accountable world, House Democrats would be forced to step down.
Boing Boing (resilc)
Bruce Dixon, Black Agenda Report
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Esquire (UserFriendly). Ugh: “The NAACP says this is the first travel advisory ever issued by the organization, at the state or national level.”
Kill Me Now
The US bank has been trying to overcome a crisis since it was revealed that employees, under pressure to hit targets, set up as many as 2.1m accounts without customer authorisation over a period of about four years.
The bank has been reviewing the extent of the malpractice over an additional three-year period, as far back as 2009 — and on Friday Wells confirmed that this review “may lead to a significant increase in the identified number of potentially unauthorised accounts”.
The Truth About Cars
Antidote du jour (MGL). The well-known Larry, No. 10’s mouser-in-chief, taking a pose. From the Telegraph’s. But it turns out Treasury has dogs.
via Robert H:
And a bonus video thanks to Richard Smith:
Just a rhino charging at traffic, while an Indian couple commentate with Hank Marvin on the radio. That's all.
— Ste.A (@sarm0161)
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.