Links 7/9/18

How Koko the gorilla and a chimp named Washoe changed the way humans view their relationship with animals Los Angeles Times

Africa’s Hottest Reliably Measured Temperature on Record: 124.3°F on Thursday in Algeria Weather Underground

Extreme Heat Event in Northern Siberia and the coastal Arctic Ocean This Week Ocean’s Wrath (UserFriendly).

Heatwave unveils ancient settlements in Wales BBC

Yellowstone National Park Concerned About Competing ‘Yello-Stone Natural Park’ Built Right Across Street The Onion

Central Banks Are Ramping Up Their Risk Taking Bloomberg

No Savings? No Problem. These Companies Are Helping Home Buyers With Down Payments WSJ

US Supreme Court puts Amazon, Google in tax sights around the world Australian Financial Review

Google’s keyword voids Kottke.org (MC). Try this one at home.

Social media apps are ‘deliberately’ addictive to users BBC

Main Line’s ‘godfather of payday lending’ sentenced to 14 years, stripped of $64M, for preying on financially vulnerable Philadelphia Inquirer

Judge Orders Brazil to Release Ex-President Lula, Setting Off Legal Uproar NYT

Haiti protests carry on despite fuel hike U-turn; flights canceled Reuters. The last paragraph should be the first.

Thai cave rescue mission to resume with eight boys and coach still trapped – live Guardian. Not part of the story:

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OPCW Issues Fact-Finding Mission Reports on Chemical Weapons Use Allegations in Douma, Syria in 2018 and in Al-Hamadaniya and Karm Al-Tarrab in 2016 Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. You’ll never guess….

Pakistan’s Financial Crisis Puts China’s Belt And Road On The Spot Lobe Log

How a Microsoft font brought down Pakistani Prime Minister

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