Read — 2013/04/15

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Justices Consider whether Patents on Genes Are Valid“, by Andrew Pollack (NY Times). A case concerning the patent-protection of genes highlights the differing gaits of genetic advances and the legal system.
  2. German Elites Drawn to Anti-Euro Party, Spelling Trouble for Merkel“, by Nicholas Kulish and Melissa Eddy (NY Times). A new, highly educated political party pushes to end the European monetary union.
  3. More Cracks Undermine the Citadel of TV Profits“, by David Carr (NY Times). The strategy of bundling begins to unwind.
  4. Titanic Sinks Four Hours after Hitting Iceberg” (NY Times, 16 April 1912).

A good day (historically) for science: Happy birthday to Leonardo da Vinci, Leonhard Euler, and Nikolaas Tinbergen. Also a birthday shout-out to Henry James.