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- Jupiter’s Moon Europa Has Plate Tectonics like Earth Does (Alexandra Witze, Nature Magazine, Scientific American) The differences are that Europa’s plates are ice and it’s molten material beneath is water. The existence of a body with do much water has increased the enthusiasm for exploratory probes.
- 4 trends slowing health care cost growth rate (Leah Shepherd, Employee Benefit News) Jim Whistler, a principal with Deloitte’s actuarial practice has cited four reasons for a slowdown in the rate of health care costs:
- More health care being coordinated and integrated systematically;
- Analytics that help to identify gaps in care, so the patient receives the care at the right time;
- New payment models based on the value of the service provided; and
- A push toward health care consumerism, making prices more transparent to the patient.
- Recent articles about Ferguson:
- Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:
Exclusive: Israel’s Video Justifying Destruction of a Gaza Hospital Was From 2009 (Gareth Porter, Truthout.org) Hat tips to Chuck Spinney and Roger Erickson.
Iraq defies doubters to form government under Abadi (Financial Times)
The Past and Future of Iraq’s Minorities (Elizabeth Ferris and Abbie Taylor, The Washington Post)
Iran Arrests 3 Foreigners on Suspect Trip to Iraq (Associated Press)
Malaysian Jet Over Ukraine Was Downed by ‘High-Energy Objects,’ Dutch Investigators Say (Nicola Clark, The New York Times)
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