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Posts on ‘December 9th, 2012’

Weekend link dump for December 9

“In the great green-certified room There was a smartphone And a silver spoon And a picture of— A high-contrast, brain-stimulating black-and-white moon” What being a graduate student in math has to do with vacuuming cats. “Immaterial goods turn out to generate equally immaterial income.” “The telco industry charges more, kilobyte by kilobyte, for sending a […]

More on the status of Houston’s bike sharing

From the Chron’s paysite: The expansion is a few months behind schedule, said Laura Spanjian, Houston’s sustainability director. She said federal reviews required under the $116,000 grant to start the bike-sharing program, and state historic preservation approvals for the locations, have proceeded more slowly than expected. The program, run by a nonprofit, Houston Bike Share, […]

What’s $2 billion among friends?

Easy come, easy go, am I right? If Texas leaders turn down the federal health law’s Medicaid expansion, they will reject a $2 billion annual revenue stream for the state’s hospitals, according to Dan Mendelson, CEO and founder of Avalere Health, a strategic advisory company based in Washington, D.C. Speaking at about 2 minutes, 5 […]

Recreating a Galapagos tortoise?

How amazing would this be? Lonesome George, the late reptile prince of the Galapagos Islands, may be dead, but scientists now say he may not be the last giant tortoise of his species after all. Researchers say they may be able to resurrect the Pinta Island subspecies by launching a cross-breeding program with 17 other […]