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00:01 [Raw Story] U.S. drug czar: It is a mistake to call drug policies a ‘war’

00:04 [The Hindu - News] Vintage beauties ring in old times

00:10 [Good] Do It Yourself: Recap and the Road Ahead #30DaysofGOOD

00:12 [Slate Magazine] Did Gymnast Jordyn Wieber Perform Too Soon?

00:12 [Pravda] "U.S. Navy, vulnerable to Iran's defense system"

00:19 [Guardian] London 2012 Olympic games: 30 July - today's highlights

00:21 [Slashdot] Company Claims 80% of Facebook Ad Clicks Are From Bots

00:21 [zero hedge] Mike “Mish” Shedlock Answers: Is Global Trade About To Collapse; And Where Are Oil Prices Headed?

00:24 [CNET News] MetaWatch Strata smartwatch looks sorta familiar

00:24 [Reuters] Aleppo rebels say they stand firm in "regime's grave"

00:24 [Deutsche Welle] Far right strategist leaves the movement,,16132712,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

00:25 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Awesomeness of Singing About Frogs, Toads, and Newts

00:27 [Fox News: politics] Top Republican warns security leaks haven't stopped despite controversy

00:27 [Slate Magazine] We Will Always Have Poland

00:27 [Pravda] Obama celebrates a new military agreement with Israel

00:40 [Fox News] Details Emerge About Massacre Suspect's Doctor

00:41 [straight] Vancouver Pride Week 2012: Trans role model Jenna Talackova wants to fight for the environment


00:42 [The Hindu - Opinion] The intruder issue: what it tells us about ourselves

00:44 [Reuters: politics] Romney's foreign controversies overshadow economic message

00:44 [The Hindu - News] CPI MLA, 4 others surrender before court in murder case

00:48 [CNET News] Five sweet and small SUVs

00:49 [Deutsche Welle] Sea Shepherd: 'Watson would never get out of jail',,16132294,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

00:52 [The Onion] NEWBURGH, NY—Questioning whether he could endure yet another excruciating day of work, 47-year-old Adam Hartford contemplated jerking the wheel hard to the right and driving his ice cream truck right over the edge of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.

00:55 [The Hindu - News] Child comes under rear wheel of school bus

01:01 [The Hindu - News] History repeats itself with alarming regularity

01:01 [Raw Story] Eric Boehlert: Obama ‘a monster’ in the ‘right wing bubble’

01:02 [The Independent] Timbuktu begs: save us from al-Qa’ida

01:06 [Slashdot] Twitter Boots Critic of NBC For Tweeting Exec's Email Address

01:09 [The Hindu - News] Kiran seeks ‘safety audit’ of all trains

01:10 [Truthdig] Romney’s Gaffe Diplomacy, Dems Gay Marriage Platform, and More

01:11 [The Hindu - News] ACB lists assets worth Rs. 2.5 crore with Tahsildar

01:11 [CNET News] Jury selected in Apple-Samsung trial

01:13 [The Hindu - News] Wage war against corruption from homes, Kalam tells children

01:18 [CNET News] Is venture capital broken? Hardly

01:21 [The Hindu - News] High Court: why was no PIL filed on Mangalore attack?

01:25 [Truthdig] Romney’s Gaffe Diplomacy, Democrats’ Gay Marriage Platform, and More

01:26 [Disinformation] Take a Peek Through ‘The Door to Hell’

01:27 [The Hindu - News] Two arrested in Linganna Satyampet death case

01:30 [The Progressive] Soft Necks Will Not Be Slaughtered

01:33 [The Hindu - News] LDF boycotts all-party meet citing land issue

01:38 [Utne] Geek Nation: How Indian Science Is Taking Over the World

01:41 [Slashdot] ScummVM 1.5.0 "Picnic Basket" Released

01:41 [Raw Story] Hacker replaces The Daily Caller’s ads with hardcore pornography

01:41 [Guardian] Maeve Binchy, bestselling Irish writer, dies aged 72

01:45 [Electronic Intifada] EU, US race to reward Israel's massive human rights violations

01:53 [The Onion] TV Listings: James Garfield: America's Forgotten Lizard-Man President

01:55 [Truthdig] New Yorker Journalist Quits Over Fake Dylan Quotes

02:00 [] Leading religious Zionist rabbi: A woman's place is in the home

02:09 [BBC: Education] 'Tackle causes' of poor behaviour

02:18 [Slashdot] XRL Hexapod Robot Gets a Tail, Learns To Use It

02:19 [Topix Activism News] Dad says Pa. shooting victim had been threatened

02:21 [Fox News] Top Republican Warns Leaks Ongoing

02:21 [Raw Story] White House wants Romney to explain Israel remarks

02:27 [CNN: Politics] Political stakes for Romney in Israel

02:28 [Reuters: politics] Obama warns of "headwinds" from Europe, sees euro surviving

02:29 [Mother Jones] Climate Change Study Forces Skeptical Scientists to Change Minds

02:30 [Truthdig] Obama Buyer Beware

02:31 [Disinformation] Nepal to Crack Down on ‘Witchcraft’ Accusations

02:32 [] Iran Diplomacy Runs into Sanctions-Happy US Congress

02:40 [Reuters: politics] Obama warns of economic 'headwinds,' sees euro surviving

02:40 [zero hedge] The Fed On Gold Price Manipulation

02:44 [msnbc] Prosecutors pursue two-track strategy against Holmes

02:45 [CNET News] BMW shows 75 mph electric scooter

02:50 [The Atlantic: National] Resenting Jonah Lehrer

02:59 [Reuters] Aleppo rebels say they stand firm in "regime's grave"

02:59 [Mother Jones] Corn on "Hardball": Romney's Global Gaffes

03:01 [Disinformation] Robot Locks Onto Human Targets, Unleashes 6,000 Rounds Per Minute

03:01 [Raw Story] Writer quits New Yorker over fabricated Bob Dylan quotes

03:06 [Reuters: politics] Obama warns of economic "headwinds," sees euro surviving

03:07 [CNET News] Is Twitter's Olympic knee jerk about money?

03:12 [] Turkey: For Ankara, Fears of a Kurdistan Rising

03:15 [Truthdig] Romney Tour ‘12: Gaffepalooza

03:27 [] #NBCFail: Twitter Bans British Journalist for Bashing NBC Olympics Coverage

03:30 [Mother Jones] If You Want to Reform Social Security, Your Target Should be Republicans

03:30 [Amnesty International] Mali: Investigate disappearances, killings and torture of Junta opponents

03:31 [CNET News] Jonathan Ive: For Apple, it's quality, not quantity

03:34 [BBC: Technology] Peers criticise broadband focus

03:35 [Slashdot] Chaos Monkey Released Into the Wild

03:36 [Raw Story] New Zealand man hospitalized after lighting fireworks in butt

03:40 [Global Voices] Ethiopia: Messages of Solidarity from Christians for Muslims Goes Viral

03:45 [] Why can't Israel end tax breaks for the rich?

04:05 [Truthdig] Demerit Badge

04:05 [Global Voices] Russia: The Mating Rituals of Bloggers & Governors

04:17 [CNET News] Samsung 11.8 inch tablet revealed in court documents

04:40 [New York Times: politics] Romney Angers Palestinians With Comments in Israel

04:54 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Groups Vow to Fight Arctic Drilling

04:55 [Fox News: politics] Republicans to issue report blaming five ATF employees for Fast and Furious' debacle

04:56 [zero hedge] Mapping The Real Chinese Economy From The Bottom-Up

04:56 [Raw Story] Environmental activist: ‘Up to the people’ to stop fracking

05:03 [Slashdot] How Intuit Manages 10 Million Lines of Code

05:03 [The Hindu - News] Cartoons that provoked thought, laughter

05:11 [The Hindu - News] Kendriya Vidyalayas are a model ofsocial inclusion

05:15 [The Hindu - News] As their man moves to the frontier…

05:21 [] Key U.S. lawmakers agree on new Iran sanctions

05:21 [AL JAZEERA] Fighting rages in crucial Aleppo

05:21 [The Hindu - News] First Hyderabadi to win an Olympic medal

05:26 [The Hindu - News] Air Marshal S.P. Singh to retire today

05:28 [The Hindu - News] DCA not required for Secretariat assistant’s post

05:32 [The Hindu - News] Curious heist right under the police’s nose

05:32 [AL JAZEERA] Syrian fighting rages in crucial Aleppo

05:34 [The Hindu - News] BMTF online registryr eceives 71 complaints

05:35 [msnbc] Poll: Views on gun laws unchanged after Aurora massacre

05:36 [Raw Story] U.S. risks wasting billions in Afghan reconstruction: watchdog

05:38 [zero hedge] LinkedIn Profile Collusion Among Terminated UBS Libor Traders?

05:42 [The Hindu - News] 'Stern action initiated against homestay attackers'

05:52 [The Hindu - News] Protests continue against homestay attack

05:53 [CNET News] 'The Hobbit': No longer stunted, the films grow into a trilogy

05:56 [The Hindu - News] Irish author Maeve Binchy dies at 72

06:00 [The Hindu - News] Hill palace to be renovated

06:00 [Mother Jones] Can We All Please Stop Whining About the Olympics Being Tape Delayed? Thank You.

06:00 [AntiWar] Is Mitt Being Neoconned Into War?

06:01 [Big Think] How to Get Ahead in Chinese Advertising

06:02 [The Hindu - News] 4 hurt as tent for Ramdev protest collapses

06:06 [Slashdot] ICANN Backflips Again

06:06 [The Hindu - News] Underground exhibition centre proposed in city

06:06 [Raw Story] Richard Muller: Get rid of coal power to halt global warming

06:12 [The Hindu - News] ‘Biennale will propel Kochi onto the cultural map of the world’

06:15 [Deutsche Welle] Romney finds support in Poland after missteps abroad,,16132832,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

06:15 [Fox News] Report Blames 5 in ATF for 'Furious'

06:16 [The Hindu - News] Hyderabad youth on mountaineering expedition dies

06:18 [The Hindu - News] Burning Tamil Nadu Express: mystery deepens

06:20 [The Hindu - News] Bake to launch cleanliness campaign

06:22 [The Hindu - News] Pilgrims selected for Rubat in a quandary

06:24 [CNET News] Newest HP ultrabook faces shipment delays

06:26 [The Hindu - News] 'India had to enter into pacts with foreign countries for uranium'

06:28 [The Hindu - News] Haj payment last date today

06:29 [Topix Activism News] Palestinian Rights Activist Victorious Over AIPAC Assailant

06:31 [Fox News: politics] GOP Rep. LaTourette of Ohio decides not to seek re-election

06:32 [BBC: Entertainment] Author Maeve Binchy dies aged 72

06:34 [The Hindu - News] Four modern garbage transfer stations soon

06:51 [Global Voices] Philippines: New Mining Policy Stirs Debate

06:59 [The Hindu - News] Fancy registration numbers for cars to be auctioned now

07:01 [The Hindu - News] Defacing of walls: civic body’s warning

07:05 [Deutsche Welle] Schäuble unmoved by Geithner's pleas,,16132826,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

07:07 [The Hindu - News] Decision on extension of airport watch hours brooks no delay

07:17 [The Hindu - News] Investor meet last chance: Chandy

07:23 [The Hindu - News] Relief of Roerich unveiled

07:25 [The Hindu - News] DVAC raid unearths 2 kg gold from SI’s house

07:27 [The Hindu - News] Division Bench orders reinstatement of VC

07:33 [The Hindu - News] Nilgiris tea to add flavour to Olympics

07:33 [Reuters] Aleppo rebels say they stand firm in 'regime's grave'

07:37 [The Hindu - News] Heritage run of WP class locomotive remains uncertain

07:43 [The Hindu - News] DRDO plans advanced missiles

07:47 [The Hindu - News] Raghavulu wants Kiran to change his attitude

07:49 [The Hindu - News] 28 passengers boarded TN Express at Vijayawada

07:51 [The Hindu - News] Petition against CBI joint director dismissed

07:53 [The Hindu - News] Infant traded by parents rescued

07:55 [Deutsche Welle] Will Germany go into recession?,,16132839,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

08:01 [The Hindu - News] Leaders learn

08:06 [Fin24 News] iPhone appeal dims as Samsung shines

08:06 [] Amid talk of Iran nuclear attack, Israeli leaders must heed what the IDF has to say

08:07 [The Hindu - News] Passage to elusive happiness

08:10 [Truthdig] If the Iraq War Is Over, Why Are We Still Losing Money?

08:11 [The Hindu - News] Multi-storeyed building under construction sealed

08:13 [AL JAZEERA] Syria forces intensify assault on Aleppo

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Principal detained by striking law students; released after two hours

08:20 [The Atlantic: In Focus] The Naked World of Spencer Tunick

08:22 [Guardian] London 2012 Olympic games: 31 July - what's on today

08:24 [The Hindu - News] College students apprehensive about validity their degree

08:28 [The Hindu - News] Panel poser on adherence of reservation norms in University

08:34 [The Hindu - News] TNSTC wakes up to malpractice in issuance of concession passes

08:38 [The Hindu - News] When send-off became farewell

08:44 [The Hindu - News] Mob stones MTC bus

08:45 [Deutsche Welle] 'Swimming is a dance,' says Beijing champ Steffen,,16121932,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Safety in train abysmal, say relatives of victims

08:51 [The Independent] Deutsche Bank earnings slump 46%

08:51 [CNET News] Free Android apps could hijack your phone

08:54 [The Hindu - News] Farmers go shirtless in protest

09:04 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

09:07 [The Independent] NBC claims Twitter is responsible for complaint against suspended journalist

09:11 [Pravda] EU to abolish Schengen visas for Russia in 1.5 years?

09:12 [Slashdot] Microsoft, IBM Want to Seal Patents Agreements With Samsung

09:17 [Guardian] Australian police find record drug haul in terracotta pots

09:18 [The Hindu - News] Strengthen link between academia and hospitals

09:21 [Deutsche Welle] Australian police seize record drug shipment,,16132940,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

09:21 [Financial Times] Japan worried about Chinese military influence

09:24 [The Hindu - News] ‘Build expertise in whatever you do’

09:26 [Disinformation] The Ignorance of ‘Intelligence’

09:27 [CNET News] Twitter introduces ticker symbol 'cashtags' for finance searches

09:28 [The Hindu - News] Tiruchi-bound flights from Singapore take new ATS route

09:32 [The Hindu - News] CPI(M) demands changes in Food Security Bill

09:38 [The Hindu - News] Trilogy Water Lilies to be staged again

09:46 [Fox News: politics] Romney heads to Poland for final stop in international tour

09:47 [Guardian] China hits back at 'biased' critics of Ye Shiwen's Olympic triumph

09:47 [] After failed bid to split Kadima, Likud officials fear Hanegbi’s growing influence in party

09:47 [Fin24 News] Eurozone hopes push SA stocks to new high

09:53 [BBC: Science & Environment] Seal flu virus worries scientists

09:55 [CNET News] Microsoft adds Facebook-friend tagging to Bing searches

09:57 [The Independent] BP still paying for Gulf of Mexico oil spill

09:58 [Slate Magazine] Who Is That Masked Man?

09:59 [The Hindu - News] SBI loans for entrepreneurs

10:03 [The Hindu - News] TTD, Endowments Department hold ‘shobha yatra’

10:04 [CNET News] Eminem's new record: More than 60 million Facebook 'Likes'

10:07 [The Hindu - News] Manmohan tells DRDO to focus on deliverables

10:07 [Fin24 News] EAAB placed under administration

10:13 [New Internationalist] India needs to stand up to sexual predators

10:13 [The Hindu - News] Kin of accident victims throng help-line

10:13 [Pravda] Olympics: China's success and sour grapes

10:14 [The Independent] Teenager held over tweets sent to Tom Daley

10:14 [Fox News] Twitter Boots Reporter After NBC Olympics Rants

10:17 [] Obama, Erdogan discuss 'accelerated' efforts to oust Syria's Assad

10:19 [Slate Magazine] The White House Horse Race

10:19 [The Hindu - News] RI for Nani, seven others

10:21 [Deutsche Welle] Syrian rebels resist onslaught in Aleppo,,16132994,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

10:23 [The Hindu - News] Army jawan killed in Assam IED blast

10:25 [The Hindu - News] Trade unions demand introduction of fire-proof coaches

10:29 [Global Voices] Guinea: The Plight of Guineans Students in Syria

10:31 [The Independent] Teenager held by police after malicious tweets sent to Tom Daley

10:39 [Topix Activism News] California GOP cash short, but insists candidates won't be

10:39 [The Hindu - News] Powerless again, northern and eastern grids fail

10:43 [The Hindu - News] Powerless again: Northern, eastern grids fail

10:53 [CNN: Money] CORN PRICES POP

11:00 [Fin24 News] PIC not supporting Avusa buyout

11:01 [Deutsche Welle] Obama says eurozone will survive, but decisions urgent,,16132989,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

11:06 [Slashdot] Surfacestations: NOAA Has Overestimated Land Surface Temperature Trends

11:13 [New Statesman] The #nbcfail isn't about email addresses, it's about corporate cronyism

11:15 [Truthdig] Voter Supression and John Roberts’ New World Order

11:16 [Fox News] Weather Stations' Data On Warming Half-Baked?

11:19 [Guardian] Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Staffordshire blamed on hot tub

11:23 [Middle East Monitor] Amelia Smith: Remembering Egypt and Palestine with Reem Kelani at the Ealing Jazz Festival

11:28 [The Hindu - News] Delhi airport operations remain unaffected

11:30 [Truthdig] 140 Terrifying Characters From Robert Reich

11:36 [Big Think] Lax American Press Responsible For European Mittstake

11:38 [The Independent] #NBCFail: NBC blames Twitter for complaint that led to journalist having Twitter account suspended after complaining about London 2012 Olympics coverage


11:41 [Deutsche Welle] India hit by second major power outage,,16133106,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

11:44 [The Hindu - News] Advani blames illegal migration for recent deadly Assam conflicts

11:47 [CNET News] Amtrak launches mobile eTicket program nationwide

11:47 [] After Romney's visit, Ahmadinejad slams Republican hopeful for 'kissing Israel's foot'

11:50 [Fin24 News] SA unemployment rate eases to under 25%

11:50 [The Hindu - News] Aravind stars for PSBB

11:54 [The Hindu - Opinion] Descent of the Republic [Telugu: Ganatantra santhathi] Editorial, July 25, 2012. Translated by V. R. Subrahmanyam, presented by Srinivas Ghantasala

11:54 [The Hindu - News] Aneesh stars for Grove CC

11:54 [Global Voices] Ukraine: Forest Fires in Yalta, Crimea

11:56 [The Hindu - News] Centre blames states for overdrawing from grids

11:58 [Spiegel] Spain's Corruption Capital: Trial Highlights Extent of Building Boom Sleaze

11:59 [Global Voices] Wales: Imagining the Welsh Language Web

12:00 [The Hindu - Opinion] Too clever by half [Tamil: Buddhisaalithanamaana anugumurai alla] Editorial, July 30, 2012. Translated by D.I. Aravindan, presented by T. Arvind

12:00 [Slashdot] Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Hits Primetime

12:01 [International Crisis Group] Iraq’s Secular Opposition: The Rise and Decline of Al-Iraqiya

12:06 [Spiegel] Israel's Red Line: Fate of Syrian Chemical Weapons May Trigger War

12:08 [New Statesman] Hollande takes an Olympic-sized swipe at Cameron

12:09 [Guardian] Superfast broadband will be available in 90% of UK by 2015, says Ed Vaizey

12:10 [The Independent] Nine-year-old boy dies in Malaysia hotel fall

12:14 [Pravda] Irish terrorists unite against British Crown

12:15 [Good] Do It Yourself: Maintain and Fix Locks #30DaysofGOOD

12:16 [Big Think] New on Salon: The Rise of the New Atheists

12:19 [Slate Magazine] “Desks”

12:20 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

12:24 [Middle East Monitor] Abdullah: Israel issues demolition notices to Palestinians in the Jordan Valley

12:25 [Guardian] Europe looks to open up Greenland for natural resources extraction

12:27 [The Independent] #NBCFail: NBC blames Twitter for complaint that led to journalist Guy Adams having Twitter account suspended after complaining about London 2012 Olympics coverage

12:36 [Mother Jones] Congress Wants to See Obama's "License to Kill"

12:37 [Guardian] IRA bomb in Claudy was indefensible, says Martin McGuinness

12:39 [The Hindu - News] UN, aid groups struggle to help Syrian refugees

12:39 [Slate Magazine] One Hundred Ways To Ruin Ice Cream

12:44 [Fin24 News] Younger women score in home loan stakes

12:44 [The Independent] Hotel discount deals investigated

12:46 [Fin24 News] Young women trump men on home loans

12:49 [The Hindu - News] Anand Sharma to inaugurate India Show

13:00 [The Hindu - Opinion] Waitlisting safety [Malayalam: Suraksha waitlistil padaanduthalla] Editorial, July 31, 2012. Translated by Kurien Pampadi, presented by a Correspondent

13:01 [Guardian] India blackout causes further chaos as power cut spreads east

13:02 [Reuters] Syrian army pounds Aleppo, rebels claim successes

13:04 [AL JAZEERA] Mass blackout strikes India for second day

13:05 [The Hindu - News] Tracing the fragrant attar


13:07 [zero hedge] 670 Million People In India Without Power As Electric Grid Fails

13:07 [msnbc] India outage leaves hundreds of millions powerless

13:09 [The Hindu - News] Men’s rights groups to protest Marriage Amendment Bill

13:10 [BBC: Technology] Twitter in account suspension row

13:12 [Raw Story] State Dept. report blasts China for Buddhist crackdown

13:13 [Fox News] Half of India in the Dark After Power Grids Fail

13:16 [Big Think] Yayoi Kusama: Still the Queen of Pop?

13:17 [The Independent] Abu Qatada's detention time 'unlawful'

13:19 [New Statesman] Co-operative housing could be the answer to Britain's troubles

13:23 [New Internationalist] Swazi boys win science prize

13:24 [CBC: politics] Hundreds of women join RCMP harassment lawsuit

13:26 [Deutsche Welle] Pakistan refuses to own its 'heretic' scientist,,16133301,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

13:30 [Pravda] Russia to create PAK DA fifth-generation strategic bomber

13:32 [AL JAZEERA] Mass blackout strikes India for second day

13:35 [Guardian] British boy dies in fall from hotel in Kuala Lumpur

13:37 [Raw Story] Street artists take satirical aim at Olympics

13:38 [zero hedge] Bill Gross: "The Cult Of Equity May Be Dying, But The Cult Of Inflation May Only Have Just Begun"

13:41 [The Hindu - News] Where Madras greets Chennai

13:44 [CNET News] Republic Wireless reopens service, sells Motorola Defy XT

13:45 [The Hindu - News] Patient care in Delhi hospitals remains unaffected, says officials

13:47 [Raw Story] Russia hits anti-Putin blogger with embezzlement charges

13:49 [] 600 Million without Power as India Suffers Major Blackout

13:49 [The Hindu - News] India lodges ‘strong protest’ with Pak over tunnel issue in J&K

13:49 [The Independent] Olympic Games rush fear hits London's West End shops

13:52 [International Crisis Group] Ethiopia: Crisis Group denies media reports about PM’s fate

13:53 [] Israel's finance minister Steinitz postpones VAT raise by one month

13:56 [The Hindu - News] US embassy in Norway evacuated due to bomb scare

13:56 [Big Think] Will Slow-Moving Laws Ever Catch Fast-Moving Tech?

13:57 [Spiegel] Rescue Fund Controversy: France and Italy Seek Ultimate Firepower for ESM

14:01 [CNET News] New goal for gesture-control tech: Translate sign language

14:07 [The Independent] Infrastructure firm Mouchel faces uncertain future amid talks

14:07 [zero hedge] Daily US Opening News And Market Re-Cap: July 31

14:10 [Slashdot] NRC Accused of Ignoring Proliferation Risks With SILEX Enrichment

14:10 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Military Intervention in Syria: Yes

14:11 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Not-So-Happy Anniversary of the Debt-Ceiling Crisis

14:11 [Deutsche Welle] Deutsche Bank profits eroded by investment downturn,,16133214,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

14:17 [Raw Story] Defense Secretary Panetta visits Egypt to boost new PM

14:21 [CNET News] Spotify brings Pandora-like free streaming to Android

14:21 [Guardian] London 2012 Olympic games: 31 July - afternoon summary

14:26 [Big Think] A Mommy Life, Unmodified

14:26 [Disinformation] Thirty-Five Years of (T)error: Revisiting the Dover Demon

14:28 [Fox News: politics] Fed could be moving to more bond buying to stimulate growth

14:33 [Guardian] Silver medal for GB eventing team as Germans take Olympic gold

14:35 [] Kazakhstan: Police Swoop on Zhanaozen Ahead of Appeal Hearing

14:37 [Spiegel] Tour de Gaffes: Romney Flops in Europe

14:37 [zero hedge] On The Financial Press

14:37 [Fox News: politics] Terror, China top Clinton's agenda in Africa tour

14:39 [Fin24 News] SA cuts all Iran crude imports

14:40 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Exactly Which "Terror Plots" Are Relevant to the Bulgarian Bombing?

14:43 [] Sources in Netanyahu coalition: Bill on Haredi IDF service could take months

14:46 [The Hindu - News] Chennai adoption drive on Sunday

14:47 [Spiegel] The World from Berlin: 'Romania's Fighters Moving on to Next Round'

14:48 [Guardian] Abu Qatada bid for release fails

14:51 [Deutsche Welle] Chinese swim team rejects doping suspicions,,16133464,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

14:53 [Topix Activism News] APNewsBreak: Ailing Cal nuke plant maps comeback

14:54 [] US Farmers Urge Obama Administration to Suspend Ethanol Quota Amid Drought

14:56 [The Independent] Frank Skinner: My baby son is a tough audience

14:56 [Disinformation] Koch Brothers-Funded Climate Scientist Says He Was Wrong, Global Warming Is Real And Man-Made

14:57 [Slashdot] Half of India Without Electricity As Power Grid Crisis Deepens

15:01 [BBC: Education] A-level points system faces axe

15:03 [CNET News] FreedomPop cradle brings free 4G to iPod Touch

15:06 [Guardian] Jeremy Paxman religious comments were offensive, rules BBC Trust

15:06 [Big Think] How Being Wired to the 'Net Poses an Existential Threat

15:07 [Reuters] U.S. home prices rise for fourth month in May: S&P

15:07 [zero hedge] Bundesbank Pulls Cloud Nein From Under Hollande, Draghi

15:09 [Slate Magazine] Down With the Perfect 10!

15:10 [The Progressive] Iranian dissidents don’t want war

15:10 [The Hindu - News] Game for fun?

15:11 [Global Voices] Togo: Preacher Transports 4.2 kg of Cocaine Hidden in Lollipops to Build Church

15:11 [The Atlantic: Technology] (Long) Picture of the Day: Protons Dance on a Solar Sensor

15:12 [Raw Story] New York baby snatcher gets 12 years in prison

15:14 [The Independent] Dentist facing jail for £1.4m fraud

15:15 [Fox News: politics] Obama hauls in $2M from NYC donors, predicts narrow win in November

15:16 [Deutsche Welle] German unemployment rises as economy cools,,16133359,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

15:18 [United Nations Foundation] Who is a "Criminal?" Exclusion of Vulnerable Groups from International AIDS Conference Nothing to Celebrate

15:18 [zero hedge] Schauble Makes It Clear: Beggars Can't Be Choosers

15:21 [The Hindu - News] 2G judgment on allocation of resources not binding: India Inc.

15:22 [Raw Story] Rare earth metals hiding under Greenland’s melting ice sheet could trigger mining rush

15:24 [Guardian] UBS to sue Nasdaq over Facebook flotation

15:30 [Financial Times] Second major blackout hits India

15:30 [Reuters: politics] Romney chides Russia on last leg of bumpy foreign tour

15:31 [Global Voices] Guatemala: Community Affected by Mining Organizes a People's Health Tribunal

15:32 [Raw Story] British Olympic health salute rankles Colbert

15:37 [The Hindu - News] Chennai through the lens

15:38 [CNET News] Facebook adds 'Save' to iOS app, online, reports say


15:40 [msnbc] India outage leaves hundreds of millions powerless

15:41 [Middle East Monitor] Abdullah: Another settler incursion at Al-Aqsa Mosque

15:41 [Global Voices] Lebanon: “AlloFail,” Lobbying for Better Mobile Services

15:41 [The Hindu - News] Chidambaram to head seven GoMs, two EGoMs

15:41 [Big Think] The Man Who Jumps From Outer Space at Mach 1

15:41 [Deutsche Welle] Deutsche Bank to cut jobs amid earnings crisis,,16133932,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

15:46 [Fox News: politics] Texas GOP Senate run-off pits Tea Party against establishment

15:47 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet reshuffle: Chidambaram back in Finance Ministry

15:47 [Slashdot] Teenager Arrested In England For Criticizing Olympic Athlete On Twitter

15:48 [Guardian] Yorkshire girl who called 999 urgently sought by police

15:48 [] Egypt's president wrote to Peres: I hope for peace and stability in Middle East

15:48 [zero hedge] Thanks to the Bailouts, Germany Now Has a Debt to GDP of 300%... Bye Bye Eurozone!

15:50 [CNET News] Apple TV quietly gets Hulu Plus app

15:51 [The Hindu - News] Russian Navy launches massive upgrade drive

15:53 [CNET News] Fanhattan for iOS adds HBO and Cinemax, still trying to be iPad's perfect video app

15:54 [The Onion] [audio] Pressure Of Sustaining Most Of The World Taking Its Toll On Rice

15:55 [Fox News: politics] House to vote on DC abortion restrictions

15:57 [The Hindu - News] INS BAAZ commissioned in Campbell Bay, A&N Islands

16:00 [Doctors Without Borders] [Video] Dattchina's Story: The Only Free Burn Unit In Haiti

16:01 [CNET News] Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/31: What is this?

16:01 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why Congress Was Given the Power to Declare War

16:02 [Raw Story] The Orange Couch, Episode 3 of Breaking Bad: “Hazard Pay”

16:02 [Reuters] Home prices rise for fourth month in May: S&P

16:05 [New Statesman] Involving the police is not the way to teach trolls a lesson

16:05 [The Independent] Foreign fighters join Syria battle

16:07 [The Hindu - News] Raja was final authority to take DoT decisions: Srivastava

16:07 [Spiegel] Clean Slate for Dopers: Banned Athletes Get Second Chance at the Olympics

16:07 [zero hedge] Consumer Confidence Adds To Very Unwelcome Trifecta Of "Ugly" Good News

16:08 [NATO] NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe visits Ukraine

16:11 [The Hindu - News] Power grid failure: 180 trains stranded on ER, SER networks

16:16 [Deutsche Welle] Colombian soccer player suspended,,16133791,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

16:16 [CBC: politics] Muskrat Falls clears key legal milestone

16:17 [The Hindu - News] Ready to return Padma Bhushan, says Anna

16:19 [CNET News] Verizon's Pantech Marauder is Android with training wheels

16:21 [The Independent] World’s biggest hotel chain InterContinental Hotel Group and leading travel websites and Expedia investigated for price-fixing

16:21 [The Hindu - News] Team Anna wants ‘new and apt’ people in power

16:22 [] Democracy Now!: Exhaustive Study Finds Global Elite Hiding Up to $32 Trillion in Offshore Accounts

16:22 [Slashdot] ACLU Questions Privacy of License Plate Scanners

16:23 [The Onion] Pictures Of Smiling Group Of People Taken Where John Lennon Was Murdered

16:27 [Disinformation] Japanese Robot Baby Even Creepier Now

16:30 [The Atlantic: National] Jonah Lehrer's Grevious Oraclism

16:31 [Amnesty International] UAE must end crackdown on dissent

16:32 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 31, 2012

16:32 [Raw Story] NBC exec: Twitter told us how to get journalist suspended

16:35 [The Atlantic: International] The Militarization of Africa's Animal Poachers

16:39 [zero hedge] Guest Post: The Central Banking Theater of the Absurd

16:40 [The Hindu - Opinion] Waitlisting safety [Telugu: Waitlistlo bhadrata] Editorial, July 31, 2012. Translated by V.R. Subrahmanyam, presented by Srinivas Ghantasala

16:40 [New Statesman] Watch: The Daily Show's Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney's visit to London

16:41 [CNET News] Speakers and art, together at last

16:41 [Big Think] How Imagination Can Save Us From Information Overload

16:41 [The Atlantic: Politics] Mitt Romney's 2 Favorite Books That Explain America—and the World

16:41 [The Hindu - News] Power crisis hits mines, 65 trapped in Jharkhand

16:44 [Fox News: politics] Obama’s High Burn Rate Scorches Campaign Schedule

16:45 [The Nation] Mission Failure: Afghanistan

16:46 [The Atlantic: Politics] How Democrats Learned to Stop Cowering and Love Nationalist Politics

16:46 [Global Voices] Tunisia: The Plight of Palestinians in Iraq

16:46 [Middle East Monitor] Abdullah: The Battle for Public Opinion in Europe

16:47 [zero hedge] Europe Unfixed Again As Scramble For All Things Swiss Resumes

16:48 [Pravda] Where does Baphomet come from?

16:53 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Teachers’ Strike Does Not Mean Political Liberation for Swaziland

16:56 [Slashdot] Giant Mech Robots From Japan

16:57 [The Independent] Shrien Dewani's lawyers claim he needs 'at least a year' to recover from depression before facing South African courts accused of killing his wife

17:02 [Guardian] India blackouts leave 700 million without power

17:03 [Fox News: politics] AEHQ Issues -- Gay marriage rises as wedge in 2012 race

17:04 [] U.S. judge orders Iran, al-Qaida, Taliban to pay $6 billion over 9/11

17:07 [CNET News] Did Twitter alert NBC to Adams' Olympics criticism?

17:07 [zero hedge] FaceBerg Hits 21 The Hard Way

17:08 [Guardian] Skyfall trailer: what it reveals about the new Bond

17:11 [Deutsche Welle] Has the UN mission in Darfur failed?,,16133986,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

17:12 [Raw Story] Traveling medical technician could have exposed thousands to hepatitis C

17:16 [The Hindu - Opinion] Waitlisting safety [Tamil: Kaaththiruppil paadhugaappu] Editorial, July 31, 2012. Translated and presented by V.B. Ganesan

17:16 [Global Voices] Angola: Citizens Demand Transparent Electoral Campaign

17:17 [Spiegel] Deepening Crisis: Spain Reports Record Capital Flight

17:19 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Housewife' no more?

17:20 [The Onion] American Voices: Iran Urges Population To Have More Babies

17:23 [CNET News] Curiosity rover drives $2.5B make-or-break Mars mission

17:23 [BuzzFlash] Democrats Should Spend Campaign Money on Massive Voter Registration Drive

17:25 [] Olympics: China Wants Some Credit for Kazakhstan’s Gold

17:26 [The Atlantic: Technology] How Augmented Reality Vision Will Screw Up Your Love Life

17:31 [The Atlantic: Technology] Sorry Kids, Want Today's Wifi Password? Do Your Chores.

17:31 [CNET News] Alibaba close to $8 billion funding goal, report says


17:31 [Global Voices] Democratic Republic of Congo: Rwanda Accused in North Kivu Violence

17:32 [Disinformation] Run, Hide, Fight: Homeland Security’s Massacre Survival PSA Film

17:32 [Mother Jones] A Lesson From the Senate in How Not to Stop Leaks

17:33 [CNET News] High-stakes Mars mission relies on untried 'sky crane'

17:34 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Glee's' Riley to make stage debut

17:35 [CBC: politics] Muskrat Falls deal moves ahead with legal signing

17:35 [CNET News] Aging NASA science satellite on call to confirm Mars landing

17:36 [zero hedge] The Coming Unholy Alliance In Natural Gas

17:36 [Guardian] Minister 'tried to censor' video aimed at helping disability claimants to appeal

17:36 [Global Voices] Latin America: Is 2012 the ‘Year of the Woman” at the Olympics?

17:38 [Slashdot] Microsoft Releases Batch of Windows 8 Input Devices

17:41 [The Atlantic: Technology] Statistical Probability That Mitt Romney's New Twitter Followers Are Just Normal Users: 0%

17:43 [Fox News] Report Blames 5 in ATF For 'Fast and Furious'

17:45 [Slate Magazine] Why Have Teen Pregnancy Rates Dropped?

17:46 [Deutsche Welle] India's Hazare begins another anti-graft campaign,,16134216,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

17:47 [Raw Story] Florida man charged with hate crime says he ‘only shot a n*gger’

17:48 [Guardian] Syria's rebels add explosives expertise to guerrilla tactics

17:49 [The Independent] 999 call from girl, 3, that sparked urgent hunt for mother Stacey Hall was a hoax says police

17:50 [The Onion] Lithuanian Dream Team Loses By 20

17:55 [] Greenpeace: Oil Companies, Not Us, Are Dangerous 'Radicals'

17:56 [CNET News] Get a Windows 7 Home Premium 3-user upgrade for $79.99

17:57 [Middle East Monitor] Abdullah: Palestinian students appeal to their South African counterparts at Joburg's Wits University to boycott Israel

17:57 [Spiegel] Royal Blue Burial: A Final Resting Place for Schalke Fans

18:00 [zero hedge] What Do PIIGS Bonds Know That Stocks Are Oblivious To?

18:04 [CNET News] Samsung's mSpot Music Hub looks clean, falls flat

18:05 [Truthdig] Power Cut to 600 Million Indians

18:06 [Guardian] London 2012 Olympic games: 31 July - evening summary

18:07 [Raw Story] Romney to announce VP pick via iPhone app

18:07 [CNN: Technology] Our life online: Family to revolution

18:09 [New Internationalist] Raising the curtain on Atos

18:09 [Spiegel] Ebb and Flow: Great Britain's Ever-Changing Coasts

18:14 [CNN: Politics] Why House tax vote is really about battle lines for election

18:16 [] Armenia: An Uncertain “Homecoming” for Syria’s Diaspora

18:21 [Slashdot] Pills With Digestible Microchips Approved By US Drug Agency

18:26 [Big Think] How the Best Tech of Tomorrow Will "Embed" Your Identity

18:26 [Deutsche Welle] German Judoka Bischof falls short in the final,,16134486,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

18:28 [Fox News: politics] Senate panel OKs $604 billion defense bill

18:28 [Guardian] God is judging Pussy Riot, says Russian church leader

18:29 [CNET News] With 'bring your own,' a PC isn't just another device

18:30 [AntiWar] Iraq Attacks Leave 29 Killed As Bombs Focus on Baghdad

18:32 [Disinformation] How Ayahuasca Saved More Than My Skin

18:32 [Mother Jones] I Have a Solution That Will Allow Florida to Ban Doctors From Asking About Guns

18:35 [Slate Magazine] Could This Man Lead Syria After Assad?

18:37 [Reuters: politics] Romney shrugs off criticism of bumpy European tour

18:37 [Global Voices] Tanzania: Netizens Use SMS for Maritime Early Warning System

18:37 [Raw Story] Researchers use role-playing fantasy video game to treat teen depression

18:37 [CNN: Technology] Computer hacking for 8-year-olds

18:41 [The Independent] Police question two 10-year-old girls after '999 call made by a three-year-old' turns out to be a hoax

18:43 [CNET News] Facebook post leads to murder retrial

18:44 [Slashdot] Shatner and Wheaton Narrate Mars Rover's Landing Sequence

18:46 [Big Think] Too Plugged-in? New Tools to Help You Get Your Life Back.

18:47 [CNET News] Five ways to screw up your startup's pitch

18:47 [The Hindu - News] Questions likely on NDTV’s choice of litigation location

18:50 [Slate Magazine] The Best Reason Yet To Ditch Gmail

18:50 [The Atlantic: International] India in the Dark: Photos of the Largest Blackout in History

18:50 [The Onion] Opinion: I'm Truly Sorry For This, But You're About To Hear All About The Last Marathon I Ran (by Michael Cowie)

18:52 [Deutsche Welle] France, Italy see light at end of eurozone tunnel,,16134638,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

18:53 [straight] News for Youse: Olympic bronze, Indian power failure, and Enbridge warned


18:56 [Le Monde diplomatique] From earth to mars

18:58 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: White House asks Romney to clarify description of Jerusalem as "Israel’s capital"

18:58 [Slashdot] Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Gun Control, and Patent Law

18:58 [Le Monde diplomatique] Borneo's ecotourism problem

19:00 [zero hedge] This Is What 670 Million People Without Power Look Like: Pictures From A Blacked Out India

19:02 [Global Voices] China: Bizarre Power Triangle - Sina, the Government and Netizens

19:02 [Mother Jones] Study: Bigger, Badder Storms Are the New Norm

19:03 [The Hindu - News] U.S. warns of LeT plans to derail India-Pak ties

19:05 [CNET News] Apple adds encryption contextual menu options to Mountain Lion

19:06 [Good] Transform a Public Space Project: Preview 4 More Submissions

19:06 [] Azerbaijan: Baku-Tehran Tension Useful for Elites on Both Sides

19:07 [Raw Story] Pat Robertson: Democrats have ‘death wish’ for backing marriage equality

19:07 [Topix Activism News] ACLU wants to know how license plate data is used

19:09 [Fox News: politics] NPR analyst describes Romney's Poland visit as appeal to 'ethnic white voters'

19:16 [msnbc] New scams, bedbugs among top consumer headaches

19:16 [The Independent] Civil partnerships five times more popular than expected with over 50,000 British same-sex couples tying the knot

19:17 [Global Voices] St. Lucia: The Power of Words

19:18 [CNET News] Apple removes Hezbollah TV app from iTunes

19:20 [zero hedge] EURO LoRDS oF THe FLieS...

19:21 [The Atlantic: Politics] Ted Cruz, the Texas Senate Primary, and the Undead Tea Party

19:22 [Global Voices] Guyana: Linden Protests

19:23 [CNET News] Persistent boot messages return for Mac Pro users in Mountain Lion

19:26 [BuzzFlash] Warning: Dick Cheney Can Constitutionally Be Vice President Again

19:27 [CBC: politics] Privacy commissioner blasts Elections Ontario managers

19:28 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israelis resume demolition of historic bridge to Al-Aqsa Mosque

19:32 [Disinformation] Chemicals From Common Plastics Linked With Diabetes In Women

19:34 [The Independent] Ambushes and air strikes as Syrian regime fight rebels street-by-street to gain possession of Aleppo

19:35 [The Progressive] Bill Keller’s Misguided Attack on “Entitlements”

19:36 [Good] Can We Fix Traffic By Paying Commuters to Play a Video Game?

19:37 [Global Voices] Spain: Fighting Catalonia's Wild Fires

19:39 [Slashdot] Microsoft Unveils, Hotmail's Successor

19:39 [zero hedge] Charting Europe's Broken Transmission Channels

19:40 [CNET News] Safari 6 crashing in Mountain Lion

19:40 [The Atlantic: International] Here's a List of Countries With a Higher GDP Per Capita Than Israel

19:40 [Truthdig] New Climate Study Changes Some Minds

19:41 [Big Think] An Automated Word: The Rise of Machine-Machine Communication

19:43 [Fox News] Deadly Russian Roulette Tears Apart Small Town

19:45 [Fin24 News] Govt, public servants agree wage deal

19:47 [CBC: politics] Kenney trying to 'demonize' refugees, Liberals say

19:49 [CNET News] Apple pitches its underdog cred in Samsung trial

19:52 [Guardian] Disposable household income falls again

19:53 [Doctors Without Borders] [Press Release] MSF Team Fights Uganda Ebola Outbreak

19:54 [BBC: Technology] Twitter restores writer's account

19:54 [straight] Dan Savage Podcast Episode 301

19:57 [CNET News] Amazon's cloud music service gets scan and match

19:58 [Middle East Monitor] Clayton Swisher: What killed Yasser Arafat? France could find the truth

20:01 [CNET News] 3G wireless resellers offer bargains for smartphone users

20:02 [Raw Story] Man assaults girlfriend over suspected Facebook affair with Mitt Romney

20:04 [The Hindu - News] ‘Maruti violence could hit temp jobs’

20:10 [The Hindu - News] EID Parry reports strong growth

20:11 [Guardian] London 2012: USA storm to Olympic gold in women's artistic gymnastics

20:12 [Deutsche Welle] China overshadows European solar industry,,16127449,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

20:16 [Electronic Intifada] 90% of Gaza water "unsafe for drinking," says UN

20:16 [Good] "Wat up wit u": Yep, Texting Is Killing Students' Grammar Skills

20:19 [Fox News] Cops: Mom Killed Kids,Self as Dad Sat Reading

20:19 [zero hedge] We’ve Always Been at War with Eastasia

20:20 [CNET News] Microsoft previews Hotmail successor,

20:23 [The Onion] [video] Obama Drastically Scales Back Goals For America After Visiting Denny's

20:24 [The Independent] London 2012: Boris Johnson courts controversy by inviting Rupert Murdoch as his 'personal guest' to Olympic swimming final

20:25 [Fox News: politics] Chaffetz wants to fire federal employees who owe back taxes

20:27 [Guardian] WikiLeaks supporter David House lashes out against Julian Assange

20:27 [Disinformation] Hunting the Basilisk: The Historical Record of a Mythical Beast

20:27 [Slashdot] Mitt Romney To Announce VP Decision Via Smartphone App

20:27 [Global Voices] Ecuador:, Blogging from the Amazon

20:31 [The Hindu - Opinion] Correction and apology

20:32 [Raw Story] New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer resigns over fabricating Bob Dylan quotes

20:32 [msnbc] Home prices likely hit bottom last winter

20:35 [Fox News: politics] Romney: Media trying to 'divert' from real issues with focus on foreign gaffes

20:37 [The Hindu - Opinion] Deplorable

20:37 [Global Voices] Guyana: Olympic Dreams


20:39 [zero hedge] Geithner To DeMarco: "I Do Not Believe [Un-Socialism] Is The Best Decision For The Country"

20:40 [The Hindu - News] NDTV says TV ratings manipulated

20:41 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Speed of Sound Is Too Slow for Olympic Athletes

20:41 [The Hindu - Opinion] Train accident

20:41 [Slashdot] Fedora 18 To Feature the GNOME2 Fork MATE

20:42 [Reuters] Syrian aircraft strike Aleppo, rebels claim successes

20:42 [Raw Story] Former ITT Tech recruiter: ‘Predatory’ tactics pushed parolees into criminal justice programs

20:43 [The Independent] #NBCFail: Twitter reinstate Guy Adams' suspended account but still won't explain how he broke privacy policy by complaining about NBC's London 2012 Olympic coverage

20:45 [Truthdig] Chris Hayes Explains Meritocracy (and What It Means for You)

20:49 [Reuters: politics] Obama tightens sanctions on Iran energy, finance

20:50 [Slate Magazine] Going Postal

20:51 [The Hindu - Opinion] Delhi is powerless

20:54 [The Onion] U.S. Men's Gymnastics Team Thinks It Has Let Entire Nation Down

20:55 [straight] Smoking Sausage BBQ Cook-off hits Mount Pleasant alley

20:55 [Fox News: politics] Obama orders new sanctions on Iran

20:55 [CNET News] The 404 1,099: Where we dump the tape delay (podcast)

20:56 [The Atlantic: Technology] Yes, Twitter Banning a Journalist for Heckling NBC Really Was That Bad

20:56 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Have You Noticed This Type Of Inflation

20:58 [Global Voices] Trinidad & Tobago: Hoping for Medals

20:58 [CNET News] Rare Zelda prototype cartridge for $150,000 on eBay

21:02 [Mother Jones] Does Algebra Help You Think Better?

21:05 [The Hindu - News] SP continues name-changing spree

21:05 [Slate Magazine] The London Olympics Sap-o-Meter

21:07 [Guardian] Blur play at BBC Maida Vale studios – watch live

21:07 [Reuters] White House prepping for budget cuts, to shield military pay

21:11 [The Hindu - News] Northern grid failure: five States ignored warnings

21:11 [The Hindu - Opinion] Putting Kerala to work

21:11 [CNET News] Is social marketing a big deal? Google thinks so and buys Wildfire

21:12 [CNN: Politics] Romney talks tough but differs little from Obama on Iran

21:12 [Raw Story] Report: Oakland police had ‘racist’ photos of mayor and federal judge

21:12 [Reuters: politics] White House prepping for budget cuts, to shield military pay

21:12 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Good Books and Tools For a Software/Hardware Hobbyist?

21:14 [Fox News: politics] Reid, Boehner announce stopgap spending deal

21:15 [Truthdig] Is Algebra Necessary?

21:17 [The Hindu - Opinion] Life has changed for the women of Gaza

21:21 [The Hindu - News] Blackout across West Bengal

21:21 [CNET News] Sony hoping to work Android 4.1 into Xperia line

21:25 [The Hindu - News] Civil society pressure a useful rallying point, says Kaushik Basu

21:26 [CNET News] Samsung to Apple: It's not copying, it's competing

21:26 [The Atlantic: Politics] Congressional Leaders Reach Deal to Fund Government Through Election

21:27 [Disinformation] Shamanism Returning to South Korea

21:27 [The Hindu - Opinion] Relocation plan to nowhere land

21:28 [World Policy Institute] The Andean Tigers: Will Colombia and Peru Land on their Feet?

21:31 [Good] People Are Awesome: Dolphin Pod Beached Then Rescued by Brazilian Tourists

21:31 [The Atlantic: National] Seriously: Put Down the Damned Phone When You're Driving

21:31 [The Hindu - News] Special Cell chargesheets Kazmi for attack on Israeli diplomat

21:31 [The Hindu - Opinion] Predicting the monsoon

21:32 [CNET News] The Ouya Debate: Who really wants indie gaming hardware?

21:35 [The Hindu - News] Adhere to grid code, Shinde tells States

21:35 [Slate Magazine] The Seven Myths of Helicopter Parenting

21:36 [The Onion] [video] Jailed Nelson Mandela Becomes Fully Rehabilitated Through South Africa’s Stellar Penal System

21:40 [CNET News] Cloud-storage company Box raises $125 million

21:40 [The Progressive] What’s a boomer to do?

21:41 [The Atlantic: National] Dead Mouse Walking: New Yorkers Revive the Creepy Art of Taxidermy

21:41 [The Hindu - News] India Post’s golden offer for Raksha Bandhan

21:42 [zero hedge] Your Taxpayer Dollars At Work

21:42 [CNET News] Always On gets served -- by a robot sushi waiter

21:42 [Raw Story] MIT scientist David House: Assange’s actions ‘put WikiLeaks supporters at risk’

21:44 [Fox News] Romney: Media Avoiding Issues, Focusing on Gaffes

21:44 [CBC: politics] Quebec expected to call fall election Wednesday

21:50 [CNET News] Get to know America's carriers, big and small

21:52 [Slashdot] Internet Billionaire Creates Huge Physics Prize

21:55 [straight] B.C. environment minister Terry Lake to be acclaimed as Liberal candidate

22:02 [Deutsche Welle] Obama approves more sanctions against Iran,,16134815,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

22:02 [Raw Story] JK Rowling’s new novel withheld from foreign publishers over piracy fears

22:02 [Fox News: politics] US judge strikes down EPA water criteria for mines

22:03 [Guardian] News Corporation directors could face charges for neglect of duties

22:06 [The Atlantic: Technology] News Outlets: Only You Can Prevent Spoilers

22:07 [zero hedge] Have $2,000 In Cash In Your Fidelity Account? Then You Too Can Qualify To Lose Money On The Manchester United IPO

22:17 [Raw Story] Report: Bad ballot design cost U.S. 400,000 votes in 2008 and 2010

22:18 [CBC: politics] Quebec expected to call Sept. election Wednesday

22:19 [The Hindu - News] TN Express fire: families agonise over unidentified bodies

22:25 [The Atlantic: International] Is It Walter Cronkite's Fault? Why Olympic Announcers Keep Saying 'Beizhing'

22:26 [The Hindu - News] Railways stranded as grid collapses for second day

22:26 [The Atlantic: Politics] Milton Friedman

22:27 [Disinformation] Russian Spy Ring In The United States Was Grooming Children To Be Spies

22:30 [The Hindu - News] Most channels benefit from flawed TAM system, stall alternative

22:30 [CNET News] Tetris alarm clock levels up your mornings

22:31 [CBC: politics] More prisoners joining gangs behind bars

22:32 [CNET News] FTC to fine Google $22.5 million over Safari privacy, report

22:32 [Mother Jones] What's Going on With Pussy Riot, Explained

22:35 [The Onion] Penn State Students Trying To Understand Why They're There Now

22:36 [The Hindu - News] Four key FinMin officials retire


22:37 [zero hedge] Equities Close Weak On Heavy Volume As Month Ends Up 1%

22:40 [The Hindu - News] BJP MP’s firm gave loans to 10 Adarsh members

22:42 [] Is Israel fixing the intelligence to justify an attack on Iran?

22:42 [CNET News] Obama, Romney launch campaign-enhancing iOS apps

22:43 [Slashdot] Is Phoenix the Next Silicon Valley?

22:43 [Fox News] GSA Scandal Really 77 Times Bigger?

22:43 [Global Voices] Iran: Pro-Ahmadinejad Blogger Jailed

22:44 [CNET News] Twitter's breach of trust

22:46 [The Hindu - News] Preliminary probe into train fire begins

22:47 [Raw Story] Bush-appointed federal judge rules DOMA unconstitutional

22:50 [CNET News] Defcon vending room showcases tech of all ages

22:50 [The Progressive] What Mitt Romney's Gaffes Tell Us

22:51 [Good] A Mobile Design Studio Hits the Road in Sweden

22:53 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Q&A: South Korea Steps Up as Marine Conservation Champion

22:56 [straight] Aim to Misbehave with Geeks After Dark

22:56 [The Atlantic: National] A History Of Black Violence

22:58 [CNET News] Twitter apologizes for Guy Adams 'mess-up'

22:58 [Global Voices] Russia: Activist Flees Country Under Threat of Psychiatric Incarceration

23:02 [Deutsche Welle] Kerber and Lisicki lose to US sister act,,16134835,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

23:05 [Guardian] London 2012 Olympic games: 31 July - today's highlights

23:10 [Slate Magazine] Cartoonists Take On The Olympics, Again

23:16 [Reuters] Romney stumbles on world stage but will it hit him at home?

23:19 [zero hedge] Is Third Time The Charm For Central Bank Intervention Prayers?

23:19 [Fox News: politics] Democrats hold ground on 'you didn't build that,' tap Warren for convention speech

23:20 [The Hindu - News] A touch of transparency to Pakistan-NATO supply deal

23:21 [Reuters: politics] Romney stumbles on world stage but will it hit him at home?

23:22 [Topix Activism News] 3 Tenn. walking horse groups not in compliance

23:26 [Slashdot] Space Scientists Looking To Crowd-Fund Planetary Exploration

23:26 [The Hindu - News] Saudi judoka cleared to fight with headscarf

23:27 [Disinformation] Space Aliens Gatecrash London Olympics

23:27 [Deutsche Welle] Phelps wins 19th Olympic medal, sets record,,16134854,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

23:28 [CNET News] Some Office 365 users reporting sign-up problems

23:30 [CNN: Politics] Grading Romney's overseas trip

23:30 [The Hindu - News] Abu Qatada loses appeal

23:36 [The Hindu - News] Mars rover faces a tricky landing

23:40 [Slashdot] Star Wars: The Old Republic Adding Free-To-Play Option In November

23:42 [CNET News] Microsoft saying good-bye to Hotmail

23:42 [Raw Story] Sen. Leahy chides House GOP for cutting back domestic violence protections

23:45 [The Onion] World Leader Wondering Why He Just Met With The Former Governor Of Massachusetts

23:47 [The Hindu - News] The wait, the grief and a long journey home

23:51 [The Hindu - News] Teen boy gets shot at life after 5-hour heart surgery

23:56 [CNET News] Headphone maker Beats marketing rules at Olympics

23:57 [The Hindu - News] Sruthi’s death: bail pleas rejected

23:57 [Slashdot] FCC Rules That Verizon Cannot Charge For 4G Tethering

23:59 [Financial Times] Regulator blocks US mortgage relief plan

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