Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Interesting Stuff

Transparent solar cells could make solar power a lot more usable.

This is how to protest, and back it up, Olympian style.

Caterpillar has record profits... and is celebrating by trying to force a six-year wage freeze on employees.

Chick-fil-a continues to confound me by being dickish while simultaneously making the most delicious chicken nuggets in the world.

Kevin Drum provides the rant of the day discussing a study on pre-K education:
The investment return on these two things is probably astronomical. Unfortunately, like all good things, they cost money and require rigorous execution, something that's nearly impossible because one of our major parties will never consider shifting money out of K-12 and the other is run by nihilists who are unwilling to spend money on anything other than national defense. So instead we twiddle our thumbs, doing nothing until the evidence in favor of these child-centered programs is literally bulletproof, something that might take a while since social science evidence is, by its nature, almost never bulletproof. 
In the meantime, though, there's plenty of bipartisan support for ethanol subsidies. Welcome to America.
And here is a great Rolling Stones song with a hilariously silly 80's video.

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