Banker's wife who went on $29m shopping spree part of organised crime group, court hears
I think it was Petronius who complained that it was almost impossible to get a decent night's sleep in ancient Rome (61 AD) because of the noise from falling buildings. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
"There’s been a degradation of the quality of our intellectual life," says Glenn Loury. "To the extent that I’ve contributed to that, I regret it." Regret it
A psychologist studying empathy is like a climatologist studying polar ice: "We discover how valuable it is just as it recedes all around us” Empathy
"What you see as chaos, is our method ... a senior official told me that," says author @alexnazaryan, of the Trump administration's operational style and structure.
"They use, what seems like the chaos ... to their advantage."cnn.it/2J7R0FR
How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls
Vox – The war to free science. “The27,500 scientists who work for the University of California generate 10 percent of all the academic research papers published in the United States. …The University of California decided it doesn’t want scientific knowledge locked behind paywalls, and thinks the cost of academic publishing has gotten out of control. Elsevier owns around 3,000 academic journals, and its articles account for some 18 percent of all the world’s research output. “They’re a monopolist, and they act like a monopolist,” says Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, head of the campus libraries at UC Berkeley and co-chair of the team that negotiated with the publisher. Elsevier makes huge profits on its journals, generating billions of dollars a year for its parent company RELX.