Trends and Portents

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Red is record-breaking corporate profits; blue is new low in private sector wages. Data from the St. Louis Fed.

Slate has a nice explainer as to why the Assad regime is only now mixing up a batch of sarin to use against the Syrian rebels. These things must be done delicately!

IO9’s Top 10 Rules of Space Opera, and is Voyager 1 on the doorstep of interstellar space?

Arms Control Wonk has an interesting paper on Pakistan’s uranium supply. I’d never really considered extracting uranium from phosphate rock before. Hmmm….

Connecting the dots: how a real-life James Bond got whacked by a bag-lady assassin.

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