The Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Conference in Anaheim, California opens today. The event will feature vendors offering a wide variety of manufacturing solutions and technologies, including some interesting robots. About this photo: Baxter the robot from Rethink Robotics. Photo Credit: Steve Jurvetson / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Financial Reforms Not Just About “Preventing Another 2008” (Russ)

Opponents of regulation have misrepresented the goals of reforms aimed at Wall Street.

Flint is Not Only Place With Unsafe Tap Water (Russ)

It is probably the worst, but it is hardly the only city or town with reasons to worry.

Fish to Feel “Drunk” Due to Rising CO2 in Ocean (Russ)

Researchers say that due to climate change, acidification and other causes, carbon levels will rise tenfold by end of century, leaving fish essentially intoxicated — and disoriented.   

Feds Arrest Almost Every Top Official of Texas Town on Corruption Charges (Trevin)

The mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen, and a former councilman of Crystal City, TX were all arrested on Thursday for taking contractor bribes and for “sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed ‘Mr. T.’” It’s nice to see that corruption doesn’t always pay.

Tulsa Race Riot Survivor Celebrates 101st Birthday (Trevin)

Ophelia Johnson Richardson was just six years old when a group of whites assailed the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. The ensuing riot resulted in the wealthiest black community in the US, the Greenwood District (also known as ‘the Black Wall Street’), “being burned to the ground.”

Jeb Hopes to Save Campaign — By Associating With US’s Worst-Ever President (Russ)

With campaign desperate, he tries to link himself to brother who left nation in ruins (satire–barely).


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