Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, September 29th | The New Yorker


New signs of life on Mars.

Source: Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, September 29th – The New Yorker

Political Cartoons – Syria Wars | Washington Times


Illustration by Gary Varvel for Creators Syndicate

Source: Political Cartoons – Around the World – Syria Wars – Washington Times

The enigma behind America’s freak, 20-year lobster boom | Quartz


In fact, the state’s lobster business is the only fishery on the planet that has endured for more than a century and yet produces more volume and value than ever before.

And not just slightly more. Last year, Maine fishermen hauled ashore 124 million pounds of lobsters, six times more than what they’d caught in 1984.

Source: The enigma behind America’s freak, 20-year lobster boom – Quartz

The health effects of a world without darkness | Aeon


A growing body of evidence shows that light pollution exacerbates, and might directly cause, cancer, obesity, and depression, the troublesome triumvirate of industrialized society.

One of the first people to notice this correlation, at least as it applies to cancer, is Richard Stevens, a professor at the University of Connecticut, respected cancer epidemiologist, and mild insomniac.

Source: The health effects of a world without darkness – Rebecca Boyle – Aeon

Australia court rules against breast cancer gene patent | BBC News


A US medical research firm was awarded the patent for the BRCA1 gene after isolating it in the 1990s.

But the high court unanimously overthrew earlier rulings and said the discovery could not be considered an invention so could not be protected.

Source: Australia court rules against breast cancer gene patent – BBC News

Design News | 3 Trends for The New World of Manufacturing


Across the PackExpo show floor, automation vendors explained how their newest technology advances are coming directly from customer demands.

Ten or 15 years ago, these vendors were developing technology and introducing it to customers hoping they were see and appreciate (and pay for) its value.

Now, again and again, I’m hearing vendors say the customer came to them with a problem, and the technology was developed as a solution.

Source: Design News – Blog – 3 Trends for The New World of Manufacturing

Design News | 3D Printing Electronics Is All the Rage But Needs to be Qualified


Two of the most common terminologies used in reference to additive manufacturing and electronics integration are 3D printing (typically powders or filaments but can be inks) and solution printing (typically inks).

3D printing is commonly associated with rigid, three-dimensional structures of various different geometries and sizes.

Solution printing is typically associated with flexible substrates of mostly thin, flat, and compliant types. The value of solution printing is maximized when electronics are printed over a very large array, such as a roll-to-roll manufacturing format.

Source: Design News – Blog – 3D Printing Electronics Is All the Rage But Needs to be Qualified

Merkel, Hollande plan historic European Parliament address | DW.COM


The bloc is presently at odds over management of the Greek financial crisis , its confrontation with Russia and the possible exit of its second-largest economy, Britain.

Source: Merkel, Hollande plan historic European Parliament address | News | DW.COM | 21.09.2015

The other deepwater battleground


The Indian Ocean is the one major ocean not bounded by one of the existing great powers, which makes it the perfect locale in which the struggle for primacy in the “emerging world” can play out.

What we are seeing now is only the beginning.

Source: The other deepwater battleground

Americans Love Technology—but They Want Their Privacy Back | Nextgov.com


Despite the fact that most Americans agree that the Internet and the advancements that followed made their lives better, there was one thing they were resoundingly negative about: the loss of their privacy.

Source: Americans Love Technology—but They Want Their Privacy Back – Nextgov.com