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Lead and Crime in Eastern Europe: A Hopeless Case

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Tyler Cowen has an odd Drum-bait headline today: Why is there no lead-homicide connection in Eastern Europe? Children growing up in former communist CEE [Central and Eastern European] countries during the 1980s were subjected to horrific amounts of industrial pollution, including extreme levels of prolonged…

Gaz Coombes’ Latest Is a Dreamy, Passionate Show

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Gaz CoombesWorld’s Strongest ManHot Fruit It’s hard to be grandiose and intimate at the same time, but Britain’s Gaz Coombes has perfected that trick on his wonderful third solo album. The former leader of Supergrass, which excelled at fizzy rockin’ pop, he hasn’t so much…

Gallup: Suicide Immoral Unless Doctor-Assisted

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The Washington Post has a piece about marijuana acceptance today (65 percent now say it’s morally acceptable), but something else caught my eye in the Gallup survey data they cited: I wonder if this is real, or just some odd polling artifact? Can it really…

Spoofing Caller ID For Fun and Profit

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The Wall Street Journal has a piece today about how robocall scammers make money from Caller ID. I had to read it a couple of times before I got it, but apparently it works like this: Scammer calls me. My carrier automatically makes a Caller…