Thursday, August 28, 2014


FOREIGN POLICY:  Lady al Qaeda: The World's Most Wanted Woman  http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/26/lady_al_qaeda_the_worlds_most_wanted_woman

BUSINESSWEEK: Do Dying Patients Have a Right to Try Experimental Drugs? http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-21/do-dying-patients-have-a-right-to-try-experimental-drugs-libertarians-say-yes

SIX SENSE AND CORRUPTION HAVE NO GENDER. REUTERS: IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case  http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/27/uk-imf-lagarde-idUKKBN0GR0SN20140827

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: National debt has doubled since financial crisis: budget office http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2552493/

FORBES: Wells Fargo Launches FinTech Innovation Lab  http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomgroenfeldt/2014/08/27/wells-fargo-launches-fintech-innovation-lab/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

EXPRESS: A cure for ALL cancers is on the way as scientists make major breakthrough  http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/454188/EXCLUSIVE-Cure-for-ALL-cancers-is-on-the-way-as-scientists-discover-major-breakthrough

HUFF POST: What Is Competency-Based Education, and Why Does It Matter?  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julian-l-alssid/what-is-competencybased-e_b_5716779.html

NEW YORK TIMES: JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Cyberattack  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/technology/hackers-target-banks-including-jpmorgan.html?_r=0

BLOOMBERG: FBI Examining Whether Russia Is Tied to JPMorgan Hacking    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-27/fbi-said-to-be-probing-whether-russia-tied-to-jpmorgan-hacking.html

REUTERS: Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base - social media  http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/28/uk-syria-crisis-idUKKBN0GR0N520140828

REUTERS: Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion  http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/27/uk-ukraine-crisis-idUKKBN0GQ0RD20140827

REUTERS: Germany’s renewed hegemony isn’t something Europe needs to fear  http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2014/08/22/europe-bows-to-germany-merkel-and-that-might-be-a-good-thing/

KAI: Helping researchers cope with the medical literature knowledge explosion  http://www.kurzweilai.net/helping-researchers-cope-with-the-medical-literature-knowledge-explosion

KAI: Stanford bioengineers close to brewing opioid painkillers  http://www.kurzweilai.net/stanford-bioengineers-close-to-brewing-opioid-painkillers

KAI: Children with autism have extra synapses in brain  http://www.kurzweilai.net/children-with-autism-have-extra-synapses-in-brain

FOREIGN AFFAIRS MAGAZINE: The American Dream Is an Illusion  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141932/gregory-clark/the-american-dream-is-an-illusion

I. SPECTRUM: DARPA Project Starts Building Human Memory Prosthetics  http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/darpa-project-starts-building-human-memory-prosthetics

BBC: France's jobless total rises sharply in July  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28959526

FIRST OFFICER SPOCK: "...Only Nixon can go to China ..."

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Switzerland Extends Sanctions on Five Russian Banks  http://online.wsj.com/articles/switzerland-extends-sanctions-on-five-unnamed-russian-banks-1409151869

CORRUPTION, MEDIOCRITY, LACK OF QUALITY ASSURANCE. BBC: HP recalls more than six million