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'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises
A team of international scientists have found four species of insects with reversed sex organs. The females' anatomy may have to do with their need for nutrients that only males produce. X



Climate Action Plan steps up sustainability strategy
As the global importance for a low-carbon economy grows urgent, Cornell has posted its most aggressive carbon-reduction strategy to date: the Cornell Climate Action Plan Update and Roadmap 2014-15. X



Aggregate demand and regional demand shocks
Here’s Jordan Weissmann: The blue line traces the consumer-spending trend in states where home prices fell the least, while the red line traces it in states where they fell the most. Each group contains about 20 percent of the U.S. population. X



A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud computing issue X



Biology major Katharine Leigh '15 wins Udall scholarship
Katharine (Kat) Leigh '15, a biology major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has received a 2014 Morris K. Udall Scholarship. X



'Why Am I Dead?' He Never Asked. Here's The Answer He Never Heard
Man goes in for a routine hip operation. In the corner of the operating room, there's a young med student watching. When things go wrong, she tries to make sense of what she sees. X



Epigenetics Helps Explain Early Humans' Appearances
Scientists have increasingly realized that DNA is only part of what makes us us — perhaps equally important is how our genes' activity is modified by a process called epigenetics. Recently this cutting-edge field has turned its attention to some ve X



The True Nature of the State
Sean Malone’s new video discusses occupational-licensing regulations.  In the process, Sean helps to reveal the true nature of government: it’s no true friend of ordinary people. X



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Want to monitor cronyism in various dimensions?  Here’s a great tool.  (HT my colleague Dan Klein) Taxes make me feel happy crappy.  (HT Frayda Levy) My friend and former NYU classmate Sandy Ikeda reflects on cities and spontaneous order.   X



Got A Hobby? Might Be A Smart Professional Move
Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests. Oh, and they have more fun. X





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