Now, Anyone Can Buy a Drone. Heaven Help Us. | NYTimes.com


“It’s now in the hands of all types of people — good people, bad people, tricksters, pranksters, kids.”

“All hell is going to break loose as far as the shenanigans that are perpetrated with drones.”

via Now, Anyone Can Buy a Drone. Heaven Help Us. – NYTimes.com.

‘Off switch’ for pain discovered: Activating the adenosine A3 receptor subtype is key to powerful pain relief | ScienceDaily


Activating the A3 receptor — either by its native chemical stimulator, the small molecule adenosine, or by powerful synthetic small molecule drugs invented at the NIH — prevents or reverses pain ..

via 'Off switch' for pain discovered: Activating the adenosine A3 receptor subtype is key to powerful pain relief — ScienceDaily.

Do the Instagram stars show we’re now all living in scripted reality? | theguardian.com


While you’ve been putting up photos of your dog, others have been busy building up their own brand identity.

Companies have sprung up that encourage followers to buy the clothes on your back, the pillows on your bed, the bowl your cat eats from.

via Do the Instagram stars show we’re now all living in scripted reality? | Bella Mackie | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

Diversify food now! | Al Jazeera America

.. it is shortsighted to be reliant on so few crops: It increases our vulnerability to crop failures due to disease, drought or other unpredictable stresses that can lead to famine. Additionally, many major crops require tremendous energy input.

via Diversify food now! | Al Jazeera America.

With oil prices plunging, OPEC and Russia are on their knees | Quartz


If OPEC managed today to raise oil prices, that would improve the profit picture for US shale, too, and encourage American drillers to send even more supply into the market; before long, OPEC would be back at the same point of having to cut.

via With oil prices plunging, OPEC and Russia are on their knees – Quartz.

Obama-GOP Congres war brewing | Washington Times


Win or lose, there’s a bigger political purpose behind the GOP’s hit-and-run legislative skirmishes to come, even if they can’t overcome Mr. Obama‘s vetoes.

They will be building the case for their economic-growth and deficit-cutting fiscal reforms, thereby setting the stage for the GOP’s 2016 presidential campaign to come.

via DONALD LAMBRO: Obama-GOP Congres war brewing – Washington Times.

Avoid Scams | OnGuard Online


Scam artists use clever schemes to defraud millions of people around the globe each year.

Being on guard online can help you maximize the benefits of the internet and minimize your chance of being defrauded. Learn how to recognize common scams and what you can do to avoid them.

via Avoid Scams | OnGuard Online.

Japan bond yield goes negative as BOJ faces oil threat | Reuters


The two-year JGBs traded at the yield of minus 0.005 percent. Negative yield is an unusual, but not uncommon occurrence – record-low interest rates in Europe, for instance, have flipped bond investing on its head with Germany and Switzerland seeing negative yields.

via Japan bond yield goes negative as BOJ faces oil threat | Reuters.