We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Justice Louis Brandeis
Trickle-down economics is the first cousin of austerity economics. Austerity is nuts when so many millions are out of work. And as we’ve learned before, trickle-down is a fraud. Nothing ever trickles down. - Robert Reich, "A Story for May Day"
A shoe phone? Old stuff... how about a shoe radar, a device that supplements your GPS to track your location when you're somewhere (e.g., in a shielded building) from which your GPS can't receive a signal?
In other fascinating science news, we have Fallenmonk's post on life, found in a poisonous lake, that uses arsenic instead of phosphorus in its DNA. Now there's something truly different.