We’re down to the last few days of that ominous fiscal cliff clock ticking down. As the political circus wears on, the US stock market has been slowly melting down during the holiday. With all eyes on Washington (at least, the ones that aren’t still on shiny new gifts), this iteration of Congressional gridlock has definitely not been softened by any holiday good cheer. But we’ve scoured the internet for some less frustrating stories as we leave you with one last set of weekend reads for 2012. Enjoy!
- Is there anything more heartbreaking than the plight of Senators called back from their holiday break? (New York Times)
- Why we shouldn’t worry about robots taking our jobs (Wired)
- Drilling into a sub-glacial Antarctic lake is harder than it sounds (Nature Blog)
- Forget the “best of 2012” lists – here are the best lists of all time (New Yorker)
- The Eagle Ford Shale boom as seen from space (Scientific American)
- Twin principles bring a double dose of discipline to an Oakland school (San Francisco Gate)
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