New on Facts and Opinions:
Big Data is changing sports
Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest
Survival Lessons in Iceland’s Resilience
Tech shares: undervalued, or dangerous bubble?
Dark Money: How a Mining Company Defeated a U.S. Senator
Nobel Peace Prize, hope for children’s rights
ZAKI WAHHAJ AND M NIAZ ASADULLAH
Deadly Force in Black and White America
RYAN GABRIELSON,/RYANN GROCHOWSKI JONES/ERIC SAGARA
Stealth campaigns in the net neutrality battleground.
ROBERT FATURECHI, ProPublica
Verbatim: Desert depredations
Excerpt by F&O: UN report on Islamic State
“Volcano Season” — is it real?/GEO
Swapping privacy for (real) cookies/PUBLICA
Britain’s New World/PUBLICA
FRAUKE ZELLER and DAVID HARRIS SMITH
Gerontocracies rule Africa/PUBLICA
The Global Implications of Oil Renormalization (A series)
Part 1: Quick Look at its History and Technology
Islamic State threat a media creation
The Future of the Global University System
Ebola: the Black Death Revisited
No monkeying around: animal “human” rights
JONATHAN MANTHORPE — International Affairs (paywall)
War on Islamic State caliphate boosts the birth of Kurdistan
Ebola’s first casualty: clear thinking.
Lightning-strike diplomacy opens crack between the Koreas
BRIAN BRENNAN– Brief Encounters (paywall)
From King Arthur to Dumbledore: Richard Harris
From High School Dropout to Brand-name Novelist: Leon Uris
“Amazing Grace”: Judy Collins
Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll: Chuck Berry
Man Booker Prize: Colonization’s Long Shadow
MIKE BERNERS-LEE: This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein
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