Each week I spend considerable time scanning headlines as I look for stories to blog about at the Kruse Kronicle. I clip them into an Evernote Notebook and usually twice a day I select one or two to link and discuss. A number of interesting stories never make it on to the blog.
So this week I'm beginning what I hope will be a regular Saturday feature. Each Saturday I will post links I did not use the previous week. For now I will call it "Saturday Links." Happy clicking!
1. Interesting video intro to Gen IV Nuclear Power at the Catalyst: Next Generation Nuclear Power
2. BBC L'Aquila quake: Italy scientists guilty of manslaughter. Scientists found guilty for bad prediction about an earthquake. That will put a chill in the scientific community.
3. Icon of the American Libertarian movement, Murray Rothbard, once asked, "Why won't the left acknowledge the difference between deserving poor and undeserving poor. Why support the feckless, lazy & irresponsible?" Chris Dillow gives a libertarian response affirming the need to Support the undeserving poor.
4. I love historical restoration. The Atlantic has a great piece, Scientists Recover the Sounds of 19th-Century Music and Laughter From the Oldest Playable American Recording, about how scientists have restored a phonograph recording made in 1878 in St. Louis.
5. Chronicle of Philanthropy says Most Donors Plan to Give as Much or More in 2012, Survey Finds.
6. How did those Easter Island statues get into place? California State University archaeologists think they have the answer. See Easter Island Statues Could Have ‘Walked’ Into Positions in Wired. Here is the YouTube clip:
So where did they get the rope?
7. Think you "bought" a book for your Kindle? Gizmodo says think again: You Don’t Own the Books on Your Kindle.
8. BBC has a report on the stuff people are printing with 3D printers: Bras and guitars: What people today are 3D printing.
But then there is also The Dark Side of 3D Printing.
9. Bryan Caplan explains that the rate of executions per capita in the U. S. has been in monotonic decline over the nation's history: U.S. Executions Per Capita Have Been Falling for 400 Years.
"I can easily imagine my graph in a Julian Simon or Steven Pinker chapter on human progress and the decline in violence. Even though I have no philosophical objection to the death penalty, it's hard not to interpret this 400-year pattern as a strong sign of human betterment."
10. Mark Roberts has a great piece about cross-generational misunderstandings using social media: Living in the Brave New World of Social Media: Posting a Death on Facebook
11. American Association of University Women (AAUW) says pay inequity begins right out of college: Does gender pay gap exist? Right out of college, says new study. But Elizabeth Dwoskin says "not so fast" on attributing this all to discrimination: Why Women Earn Less Than Men a Year Out of School.
12. Wildcat football rising! Kansas State moves up to No. 3 EMAW!