From the Wires

Genes may predict political inclination

TheAtlantic: Scientific research shows political partisanship transcends economics, environment, and upbringing.

Women better multi-taskers than men

BBC: It's not a myth - women really are better than men at multitasking, at least in certain cases, a study says.

Support for marijuana legalization reaches all-time high

Yahoo: For the first time, a solid majority of American adults supports legalizing marijuana.

Obamacare not costing full time jobs

Reuters: There is little evidence that employers are sacrificing full-time jobs by hiring more part-timers or reducing existing employee hours because of the costs of providing health coverage.

Google Chrome adds parental controls

BBC: Google has introduced controls to its Chrome web browser that allow parents to monitor and control the browsing behavior of their children.

New health plan co-ops already in trouble

The Washington Post: Congress authorized not-for-profit insurance cooperatives under the Affordable Care Act to foster health insurance competition, but has now put their existence in jeopardy with poor funding and onerous rules.

T.S.A. expands security screening

New York Times: The Transportation Security Administration expanded its screening of passengers before they even arrive at the airport. They search government and private databases including car registrations and employment info.

Facebook lifts ban on violent videos

CNN: Facebook has stirred up a storm with a controversial decision to lift a ban on violent videos, including beheadings.

Nokia unveils 'phablets'

BBC: Nokia has unveiled its first phablets - extra-large phones - as well as its first tablet computer.

Six million young people have no job, school

AP: Nearly 15% of Americans aged 16 to 24 are neither in school nor working.

Obama calls health care glitches 'unacceptable'

Reuters: President Barack Obama declared himself frustrated with the malfunctioning website that is central to his signature healthcare law.

New Jersey holds first gay weddings

BBC: Gay couples in New Jersey have been exchanging vows on the day the US state became the 14th in the nation to recognize same-sex marriages.

Preserved 1.8M-year-old skull could re-write human evolution

Independent: A perfectly preserved 1.8 million-year-old skull of an ape-like man was discovered, which could re-write the early history of human evolution.